Cleveland, O.H. – The Carolina Panthers finally received win number four after their 8 game losing streak.
"So many bad things have happened to us,'' said tight end Wesley Walls, who scored the game's lone touchdown. "That made this one sweet, real sweet. This is our most satisfying win because of what we've been through.''
During the losing streak, Carolina lost four games by three points or fewer and had blown fourth-quarter leads in all four.
"A bounce finally went our way,'' said cornerback Reggie Howard.
The second-year back Dee Brown was the story of the game. He rushed for 122 yards in his first NFL start as Carolina ended an eight-game losing streak Sunday with a 13-6 win over Cleveland.
Carolina rookie defensive end Julius Peppers had a sack, knocked down two passes and had several pressures in what could possibly be his final game this season. Peppers, who has 12 sacks, will have a hearing Tuesday to appeal a four-game suspension for using a banned substance.
"If it's the last game, it's a great way to go,'' Peppers said. "But I'm not looking at it that way. I'm ready to finish with four wins in a row.''