Panthers Player Notes

QB Jake Delhomme battled back from a slow start on Saturday to complete 11 of 17 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown after halftime.

NOTES, QUOTES, ANECDOTES

--RB Stephen Davis is questionable for this week's game with a strained quadriceps. He ran for 115 yards in the last meeting with the Eagles, a 25-16 Carolina loss.

--RB DeShaun Foster will start if Stephen Davis doesn't play this week. Foster did not play in the first meeting with the Eagles because of a broken bone in his finger. Foster is now healthy, running for 95 yards last week against the Rams.

--RB Nick Goings, who had a season-high six carries on Saturday, could see more action this week if Stephen Davis is unable to play.

--WR Steve Smith continues to play like a guy who should have gone to the Pro Bowl. Smith had six receptions for 163 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown in double overtime against the Rams. He has back-to-back 100-yard receiving games and two TDs in the postseason.

--QB Jake Delhomme battled back from a slow start on Saturday to complete 11 of 17 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown after halftime.

--SS Jarrod Cooper is expected to return to practice this week after missing last week's game with a hamstring injury.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I explained to our team, the game gets bigger on the outside. With (the media here), there's fewer teams, so to stay busy, more of you are around. It gets bigger on the outside, but we just try to stay the same on the inside. Our preparation, our focus, not be distracted, I think all those are important factors, the bigger the games get." -- Panthers coach John Fox on what he's told his team about the playoffs and the media descending on Charlotte.


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