Panthers knock off Bears
Steve Smith hauled in 12 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Chicago Bears 29-21 to advance to the NFC Championship game.
The Panther were a 2.5-point underdog in the game. The combined score was OVER the posted over/under total (30.5).
Panthers’ quarterback Jake Delhomme completed 24-of-33 passes for 319 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. DeShaun Foster rushed for 54 yards on 16 carries before leaving the game with an ankle injury.
Rex Grossman completed 17-of-41 passes for 192 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Thomas Jones rushed for 80 yards on 20 carries in the loss.