NOWHERE TO RUN: Wondering why RB LeGarrette Blount seemed to have nowhere to run on his 11 mostly fruitless carries?
The Panthers, knowing Freeman was out, made certain of it.
"With Josh Freeman out and (Josh Johnson) stepping in, a lot of teams would be looking to stack the box," Blount said. "(They think) we don't have Freeman so they don't have nothing to worry about.
"When safeties shoot through gaps, they're not respecting your pass at all."
Blount went on to say that Johnson acquitted himself well, saying, "We didn't miss a beat with Josh Johnson in there. I don't know what else we can ask for. He's a solid backup."