The Carolina Panthers are legit. This is not just a Panthers fan saying this—just looking at the stats will show that they are a contender, especially the way they played Sunday in Charlotte.
The Panthers (4-1), led by DeAngelo Williams, who rushed for 123 yards and scored three touchdowns as Carolina smacked the Chiefs in the mouth 34-0. This is the largest shutout in Panthers history.
Jake Delhomme, who has performed great coming off his Tommy John surgery, threw for 236 yards and a couple of touchdowns, including a 47-yard strike to veteran Muhsin Muhammad.
The Panthers rushed for 205 yards and had 441 yards of total offense.
For the Chiefs, it was ugly, to say the least. Damon Huard was pulled from the game in the fourth quarter after throwing 10-of-21 for 86 yards and two interceptions. They finished with 127 yards of offense, and Larry Johnson, one week removed from his 198-yard performance, had two yards on seven carries.
John Kasay remained flawless with his left foot as he converted both field goal attempts (32 and 43 yards). He is 10-for-10 with a long of 49 yards this season.
The Panthers head to Tampa next week for an NFC South clash with the Bucs (3-2) at Raymond James Stadium.