Charlotte, NC -The last time Carolina started 2-0 was the playoff season of 1996. Don't make any playoff plans based on this, but it sounds nice when you say it.
Rodney Peete went 21 out of 33 (65.6% complete) for 312 yards and one touchdown for a QB rating of 107.6. His yardage is the most for Peete since September 27, 1992 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ironically enough, he was playing for the Lions.
The Panthers totaled six sacks against Detroit, their second best single game effort.
Listed as inactive by the team were: QB Randy Fasani, RB DeShaun Foster, CB Dante Wesley, CB Brad Franklin, C Louis Williams, G Derrick Fletcher, WR Anthony Bright, and DE Kemp Rasmussen.
Through two games, and now I've surely jinxed it, the Panthers have not lost a turnover.
Said linebacker Dan Morgan: "We've just got to keep working hard. We feel confident but we can't be overconfident. This is just two games. We've got a lot more games to go so we have to continue working hard."
Julius Peppers' three sacks tied the team single game record.
These back-to-back wins are the first for Carolina since late in the 2000 season.
Through two games, the stingy Panthers defense has allowed just 14 points, 411 yards, and 27 first downs. Meanwhile, they have recorded 8 sacks, 3 interceptions, and recovered 1 fumble.
As of late Sunday night, no injuries were listed for the Panthers.
The Lions scored 21 against the Dolphins' defense while Carolina held them to only 7. Does this mean...? Nah. No need to get a big head yet.