By The Numbers

Panthers 23 Ravens 21

Ravens Gameday

October 16, 2006

Quarter by quarter

1 -- PANTHERS 3, RAVENS 0 Boller replaces injured McNairThe Panthers committed two turnovers in the quarter, but they did march 59 yards on nine plays to take the lead on John Kasay's 21-yard field goal. On the Ravens' ensuing possession, quarterback Steve McNair was sacked by Mike Rucker and Chris Draft and left the game with a concussion and sprained neck. Kyle Boller entered, but the Ravens' offense was forced to quickly punt.

Scoring

Panthers: FG Kasay 21, 2:35.

2 -- PANTHERS 13, RAVENS 7

Follow the bouncing ball

The Ravens scored when Boller's pass bounced off Derrick Mason's hands, with the ball being pulled in by Mark Clayton for a 14-yard touchdown. Carolina responded with an eight-play, 77-yard drive capped by Jake Delhomme's 42-yard strike to Drew Carter. The Panthers closed the half with Kasay's 31-yard field goal.

Scoring

Ravens: Clayton 14 pass from Boller (Stover kick), 8:33.

Panthers: Carter 42 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick), 4:16.

Panthers: FG Kasay 31, :04.

3. PANTHERS 13, RAVENS 7

Interceptions, little offense

Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister ended Carolina's opening series with an interception, but Boller returned the favor when his pass to Mason was picked off by cornerback Richard Marshall. The Ravens' defense limited the Panthers to 20 yards of offense, while the Ravens' offense gained 74.

Scoring

None

4. PANTHERS 23, RAVENS 21

Big plays finish it off

The Ravens got a gift when Boller's pass was deflected by safety Mike Minter and into the hands of Clayton, who finished off a 62-yard catch-and-run score. The Panthers needed just one play - a 72-yard touchdown pass from Delhomme to Steve Smith - to reclaim control.

Scoring

Panthers: FG Kasay 21, 7:02.

Ravens: Clayton 62 pass from Boller (Stover kick), 4:33.

Panthers: S.Smith 72 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick), 4:15.

Ravens: Heap 7 pass from Boller (Stover kick), 2:13.

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