Panthers continue perfect season

December 4, 2015

On Thanksgiving, the Carolina Panthers advance to 11-0, with a 33-14 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have now fallen to 3-8, and they lost quarterback Tony Romo again to an injury. In their next game, the Panthers will play the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 6. The Cowboys will play again on Dec. 7 against the Washington Redskins, who are in their division, NFC East.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton completed 16 out of 27 passes for 183 yards.

Running back Jonathan Stewart led the team in rushing that game with 66 yards on 21 carries. His longest run went for eight yards.

Jerricho Cotchery led Carolina in passing that game with five catches for 73 yards. Cotchery’s longest catch was 24 yards.

Tony Romo, who was injured in the second half, led Dallas with passing. He had 106 yards that game, completing 11 out of 21 passes. Matt Cassel, who completed 13 out of 19 passes for 93 yards and one touchdown, replaced him.

Darren McFadden led the Cowboys in rushing, with 11 yards on ten carries. His longest run of the day was eight yards. McFadden also lead the team in receiving, catching 4 passes for 45 yards with his longest catch of the day at 21 yards.

I wasn’t too surprised by the Panthers’ victory, but I was impressed by their defense who scored twice. The very first play of the game was an interception returned for a touchdown by Carolina’s Kurt Coleman, putting the Panthers on the board in the first minute of the game.

Luke Kuechly also had two picks in a row, with one of them being returned for a 32 yard touchdown.

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