Carolina 31, San Diego 7

Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, December 16, 2012
WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
TEMPERATURE: 59°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Terry McAulay
ATTENDANCE: 53832

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Carolina 21 3 7 0 31
San Diego 0 0 0 7 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 5-9 2-5 3-4 W2
San Diego 5-9 2-5 3-4 L1

Recap


Panthers 31, Chargers 7:
Cam Newton threw a pair of touchdown passes and Mike Tolbert added two scoring runs as visiting Carolina blew out San Diego. 

DeAngelo Williams rushed for 93 yards and caught a 45-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers (5-9), who have won consecutive games for the first time this season. 

The Chargers (5-9) were limited to a season-low 164 total yards. They lost two fumbles and were held scoreless until Philip Rivers' 9-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates with 14:02 left in the game.

Carolina scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, getting a pair of 1-yard scoring runs from Tolbert and Newton's touchdown pass to Williams en route to a 24-0 halftime lead. The Panthers tacked on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Newton to Steve Smith on their first possession of the second half to make it 31-0.

Smith had six catches for 57 yards, putting him over 1,000 receiving yards for the seventh time in his 12-year career.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gates' touchdown reception was the 81st of his career, matching Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the most in team history. … Carolina's Greg Hardy (11) and Charles Johnson (10.5) each had two sacks, giving the Panthers their first double-digit sack duo since Julius Peppers (12) and Mike Rucker (10) in 2002. … The Panthers have won four of five all-time meetings with San Diego. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Carolina   San Diego
DeAngelo Williams Player Curtis Brinkley
22 Attempts 6
93 Yards 42
4.2 Avg Yards 7.0
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 13
Receiving
Carolina   San Diego
Steve Smith Player Malcom Floyd
6 Receptions 2
57 Yards 39
9.5 Avg Yards 19.5
1 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 30

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Carolina 372 155 217 4 1 0 5.0 3
San Diego 164 70 94 1 0 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Jets. The Chargers have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Panthers have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .357 after a loss.