Carolina Panthers move to (8-2) after win over Lions/11-10 game first in NFL history/TT(10-0)

Posted by Andy Durham on November 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

The Panthers rushed for a team-record 264 yards behind the one-two punch of running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams and defeated the Detroit Lions, 31-22. Stewart rushed for a career-high 130 yards and one touchdown and Williams gained 120 yards and scored twice to become the first pair of running backs to ever total more than 100 yards rushing in the same game for Carolina.

PITTSBURGH — There’s never been a game like this in NFL history.

The bizarre 11-10 final score was fitting because the Chargers still haven’t had the regular-season finish they want in Pittsburgh: a winning one.

Ben Roethlisberger stayed away from the mistakes that cost the Steelers their previous two home games, Willie Parker ran for 115 yards and Jeff Reed’s third field goal won it — a 32-yarder with 11 seconds remaining — as Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Chargers on a snowy Sunday.

The first such score in 12,837 NFL games was in jeopardy when Troy Polamalu returned an errant lateral 12 yards for an apparent touchdown on the final play. The play was overturned on review — it was called an illegal forward pass — and the 11-10 final was restored.

After the game, referee Scott Green said the officials realized afterward the touchdown should have counted, though it wouldn’t have affected the result.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jack Del Rio was pumping his fist and screaming kudos to his players as the Jacksonville Jaguars jogged toward the locker room with a 14-3 lead.

It was a premature celebration, especially against the league’s only unbeaten team.

Kerry Collins threw three touchdown passes, Albert Haynesworth dominated defensively again and the Titans improved to 10-0 with a 24-14 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

*****from panthers.com and nfl.com*****


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