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Peppers Panthers swarm Redskins

Aug 24, 2008 - 2:41 AM By Brian Joura PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Defensive end Julius Peppers is ready to put a sub-par 2007 season behind him.

Peppers had a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in the opening 30 minutes, helping the Panthers jump out to a 34-point halftime lead en route to a 47-3 win over the previously undefeated Washington Redskins Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium.

Carolina's defense forced three-and-outs on Washington's first two possessions. The Redskins' third time with the ball ended when Peppers came up with a sack, a forced fumble and a recovery, which led to a field goal and a 6-0 lead.

And as dominating as the defense was for the Panthers (2-1), the offense ran the ball at will. Running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, both vying for the starting tailback job, took turns knifing through the Redskins' defense.

Williams had 101 yards, 93 of which came in the first half. He had a 60-yard touchdown run and lost another score when he fumbled on his way to the goal line. But Steve Smith picked up the loose ball and ran the final eight yards for the touchdown.

Stewart rushed for 100 yards on 10 carries. He had four runs of 10-plus yards, including a 50-yard touchdown up the left sideline.

Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme, who missed most of the 2007 season due to an injured elbow, looked in mid-season form. He completed 11-of-19 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns.

Delhomme found backup tight end Dante Rosario for a 24-yard score at the end of the first half and combined with Smith on a 33-yard touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter.

The Panthers' defense was buoyed by the return of starting cornerbacks Chris Gamble (hamstring) and Ken Lucas (broken nose), both of whom sat out the first two exhibition games with injuries. The duo helped hold the Redskins to 49 yards in the first half.

Washington (3-1) lost the game in the trenches and had trouble getting anything going offensively. Clinton Portis rushed for 32 yards on eight carries but 17 of those came on one play. Quarterback Jason Campbell completed 6- of-10 passes for only 39 yards.

The Redskins lost defensive end Jason Taylor to a sprained right knee in the second quarter. He did not return. Starting right tackle Jon Jansen also left the game with a sprained right foot.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0 3 0 3
    CAROLINA 3 31 7 6 47 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 29 YD, 9:30. Drive: 8
    plays, 40 yards in 2:47. CAROLINA
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 28 YD, 0:03. Drive: 6
    plays, 9 yards in 4:10. CAROLINA
    6-0
    CAR - TD, STEVE

    Aug 23 10:39 PM


  • NFL
    FG CAR
    JOHN KASAY 19 YD
    WASHINGTON 3
    CAROLINA 47 10:37 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Washington 3, Panthers 47  4th - 10:37Aug 23 10:13 PM


  • NFL
    FG CAR
    52 YD
    WASHINGTON 3
    CAROLINA 44 12:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Washington 3, Panthers 44  4th - 12:10Aug 23 10:03 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0 3 3
    CAROLINA 3 31 7 41 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 29 YD, 9:30. Drive: 8
    plays, 40 yards in 2:47. CAROLINA
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 28 YD, 0:03. Drive: 6
    plays, 9 yards in 4:10. CAROLINA
    6-0
    CAR - TD,

    Aug 23 9:57 PM


  • NFL
    FG WAS
    SHAUN SUISHAM 38 YD
    WASHINGTON 3
    CAROLINA 41 5:26 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Washington 3, Panthers 41  3rd - 5:26Aug 23 9:41 PM
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    roots
    McTool Added 10 roots

    Washington 0, Panthers 41  3rd - 9:40Aug 23 9:35 PM


  • NFL
    TD CAR
    STEVE SMITH 33 YD PASS FROM JAKE DELHOMME
    ( KICK)
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 41 9:40 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 41  3rd - 9:40Aug 23 9:29 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0
    CAROLINA 3 31 34 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 29 YD, 9:30. Drive: 8
    plays, 40 yards in 2:47. CAROLINA
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 28 YD, 0:03. Drive: 6
    plays, 9 yards in 4:10. CAROLINA
    6-0
    CAR - TD, STE

    Aug 23 9:05 PM


  • NFL
    TD CAR
    DANTE ROSARIO 19 YD PASS FROM JAKE DELHOMME
    (JOHN KASAY KICK)
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 34 0:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 34  2nd - 0:56Aug 23 9:03 PM


  • NFL
    TD CAR
    DEANGELO WILLIAMS 60 YD RUN
    (JOHN KASAY KICK)
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 27 2:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 27  2nd - 2:27Aug 23 8:51 PM


  • NFL
    TD CAR
    JONATHAN STEWART 50 YD RUN
    (JOHN KASAY KICK)
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 20 5:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 20  2nd - 5:22Aug 23 8:47 PM


  • NFL
    TD CAR
    STEVE SMITH 8 YD RUN
    (JOHN KASAY KICK)
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 13 8:10 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 13  2nd - 8:10Aug 23 8:39 PM


  • NFL
    FG CAR
    JOHN KASAY 28 YD
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 6 14:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 6  2nd - 14:57Aug 23 8:19 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0
    CAROLINA 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 29 YD, 9:30. Drive: 8
    plays, 40 yards in 2:47. CAROLINA
    3-0

    Aug 23 8:15 PM


  • NFL
    FG CAR
    JOHN KASAY 29 YD
    WASHINGTON 0
    CAROLINA 3 5:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Washington 0, Panthers 3  1st - 5:30Aug 23 8:06 PM