Brawling (foot)Ball: Panthers Beat the Rams Despite Their Fight
Tempers were flaring today at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers and the Rams were both flagged for multiple personal fouls and St Louis’ defensive end, Chris Long was ejected from the game in the 3rd quarter. Even though the Rams tried to unravel the Panthers, they were able to keep their composure and win the game 30-15.
In the opening drive Carolina’s cornerback, Captain Munnerlyn, intercepted a pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown. The first half of the game was mostly defense. Panthers’ Mike Tolbert was tackled in the end zone by Eugene Sims for a safety. Both teams were held to a field goal each and Tolbert was finally able to run in for a TD with 1:05 left in the 2nd quarter.
The 3rd quarter was the turning point where the Rams lost all self-control. After the fight that lead to Long’s ejection, the Panthers were fired up. Cam Newton connected with Steve Smith for a 19 yard touchdown, Smith’s 800th of his career. Newton completed 15 of 17 passes for 204 yards. This was his second game in a row with no interceptions.
Rams’ QB Sam Bradford suffered an injury to his left knee late in the game. He is scheduled to have an MRI when the team lands in St. Louis. Bradford could possibly have a torn ACL which would put him out for the rest of the season.
The odds are good that the Panthers can make it a 3 game winning streak on Thursday night when they travel to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have yet to get their first win of the season. If the Panthers win against Tampa Bay, they have a chance to get above .500 for the first time since 2008. By Sabrina Sales
Posted on October 20, 2013, in Football, K*Chele Magazine, Sports and tagged Buccaneers, Cam Newton, Chris Long, Eugene Sims, Football, K*Chele, Mike Tolbert, Munnerlyn, NFL, Panthers, Rams, Sam Bradford, Steve Smith. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.