Carolina Panthers vs. San Diego Chargers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
Current Score: 31-7 Panthers Final Score
The Carolina Panthers rolled into San Diego and steam rolled the Chargers 31-7. The Panthers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Philip Rivers was under pressure all game and could not get anything going on the offensive side of the ball.
The loss officially eliminates the Chargers from the playoff race for the third year in a row. Norv Turner will have just two more games as coach of the Chargers. Another disappointing year for the Chargers who will have an extremely busy offseason.
The Chargers head to New York to face the Jets in a game that was flexed out of prime time and into the 1:00 p.m. EST time slot.
That's a wrap. Chargers run the ball on three consecutive play and the clock runs out. Panthers win 31-7 in thundering fashion.
The Panthers are running the ball on every down and still picking up first downs. Really showing how much more physical they are than the Chargers. For Norv Turner, I am guessing these last three minutes will take hours to pass by. An embarrassing performance by the Chargers.
The Chargers offensive line lets Philip Rivers down and he is sacked and fumbles the ball away. Panthers take over on their own 23 yard line. 10:18 remain in the game.
Touchdown stands. Chargers get on the board and they do so in record tying fashion. With that touchdown grab Gates ties Lance Alworth for most receiving touchdowns in Chargers history.
Antonio Gates makes 81st career touchdown reception, tying Lance Alworth for most in franchise history. #Chargers
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) December 16, 2012
Antonio Gates bounces back from an injury and catches a touchdown pass. Play is under review and is extremely close. Not sure if Gates got his left foot in bounds. The fact that they ruled it a touchdown on the field helps the Chargers immensely in this situation.
Chargers force a Panther fumble and Larry English recovers the fumble. Chargers take over at Carolina 38 yard line.
Another three and out for the Chargers and this one is all but officially over. There may not be many fans at Qualcomm, but this is the loudest the boos have been all year. This has been an awful performance from the Chargers.
Chargers' offensive line injuries continue to build up.
Chargers right tackle Reggie Wells limps off field. Kevin Haslam re-enters game.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) December 16, 2012
Chargers get a stop and the ball back. Down 31 with more than half the third quarter gone, the Chargers need to get an extremely quick score if they want to make any sort of attempt to come back in this game.
Philip Rivers fumbles it once again but this one is recovered by the Chargers. Rivers is unable to do anything with the terrible protection he is given. Chargers punt it away and more and more boos are heard throughout the stadium.
Panthers march down the field and score a touchdown on a Cam Newton laser pass to Steve Smith. The Panthers make it look easily as they stretch their lead to 31-0. The only thing still interesting in this game is whether Charger Coach Norv Turner will survive until the final whistle.
The Chargers come out just as flat as when they left for halftime. Run, sack and pass result in a three and out for the Chargers who punt it away and the defense comes out on the field needing to keep the Panthers off the scoreboard.
Chargers will get the ball to start the second half. Must score situation?
Doesn't look good for the Chargers in the second half:
Chargers have just once in their history come back from a halftime deficit larger than two scores -- Nov. 12, 2006 in Cincinnati, down 28-7.— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) December 16, 2012
Chargers kneel the ball and head into the locker room down 24-0. Chargers head up the tunnel to the sound of loud boos.
The Carolina Panthers cannot get in the end zone and will settle for a 33 yard field goal with just six seconds remaining in the half. Panthers expand their lead to 24-0.
Ryan Mathews is done for the day.
Mathews is out for the rest of the game.
— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) December 16, 2012
Panthers get a stop on defense and Cam Newton and company take the field with 1:35 left in the half. The Panthers will look to bury the Chargers before halftime. Cam Newton looks hobbled and his often injured offensive line is struggling to protect him against the Chargers impressive front seven.
Ryan Mathews in the locker room. Questionable to return, Jackie Battle in the game for the Chargers now.
Chargers defense comes up with a stop again and the Panthers are forced to punt. Chargers take over inside the 10 yard line.
Larry English runs into the Panthers punter resulting in a first down for the Panthers. Chargers down 21 and shooting themselves in the foot. Not quite the recipe for success.
As the Panthers drive stalls the Chargers have more worries as starting running back Ryan Mathews is questionable to return with a shoulder injury. More to follow...
Chargers move the ball and pick up a couple of first downs but they stall just before midfield. Cam Newton comes back out on the field looking to put the Panthers up by four scores.
End of first quarter and the Panthers are crushing the Chargers 21-0. Boos can be heard ringing throughout Qualcomm and Charger fans are wondering where the team from last week is.
The rout is on! A deflected screen pass that lands in the hands of DeAngelo Williams is taken 45 yards to the end zone. A combination of luck and poor tackling by the Chargers have the Panthers in charge 21-0 with under a minute to go in the first quarter.
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