CHARLOTTE, N.C. The
Panthers went 3-0 after a 23-3 victory Sunday over Atlanta to snap Carolina's
six-game losing streak to the Falcons.
was real gratifying after six straight losses and them owning us,'' defensive
end Brentson Buckner said. ``Now we know we can beat them.''
Stephen Davis ran for 153 yards and his first touchdown of the season to become the
first back in franchise history to open the season with three consecutive
written off in Washington last season, now has 406 yards rushing in three games
and has turned into the workhorse the Panthers had hoped for. He could have gone
after Carolina's single-game franchise record of 168 yards, but sat most of the
fourth quarter after just 21 carries.
had a lot more in me,'' Davis said with a sly grin. ``But I had a little
headache, I just didn't want to tell you guys.''
reeled off a 29-yard run on Carolina's second possession to set up the Panthers'
first rushing touchdown of the season. He scored on a 1-yard run eight plays
later to put Carolina up 7-0.