Panthers come-from-behind, defeat Rams in season-opener

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Carolina Panthers defeated the St. Louis Rams on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers won 27-13 over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Panthers improved to 1-0 on the season. They are now 1-0 on the road.

The Rams fell to 0-1 on the young season. With the loss, they fell to 0-1 at home.

Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme went 18 of 27 for 199 yards. He had three touchdowns.

DeShaun Foster had 17 carries for 94 yards. DeAngelo Williams had 15 carries for 62 yards.

Steve Smith had seven receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. Jeff King had five receptions for 35 yards. Drew Carter had three receptions for 19 yards and two touchdowns.

Rams quarterback Marc Bulger went 22 of 42 for 167 yards. He also had one touchdown.

Steven Jackson had 18 carries for 58 yards. Bulger had three carries for 18 yards.

Torry Holt had eight receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown. Randy McMichael had two receptions for 24 yards. Isaac Bruce had three receptions for 20 yards.

Carolina had 20 points in the second half. Delhomme hit Smith for a 68-yard touchdown reception.

Delhomme hit Carter for a nine-yard touchdown reception. John Kasay made two field goals.

St. Louis had three points in the second half. Jeff Wilkins made a 28-yard field goal.

The Rams led 10-7 at halftime. Bulger hit Holt for a three-yard touchdown reception. Wilkins also made a 42-yard field goal.

Panthers’ Delhomme hit Carter for a 10-yard touchdown reception.

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