A day after the Panthers beat woeful Tampa Bay 16-6, coach John Fox was typically evasive on Monday. He wouldn't declare Matt Moore the starter next week at New England, said he didn't know when Jake Delhomme would be able to practice again, and replied "I can't answer ifs'' when asked if Delhomme starts again when his broken finger is healed.
"He obviously did some good things, and some things we've got to continue to work on,'' Fox said of Moore. "I thought he played well enough for us to win.''
The Panthers (5-7) clearly had a restrained passing game. Led by Jonathan Stewart's 120 yards rushing and a touchdown, they ran the ball 33 times to just 20 passes. Carolina twice ran draw plays on third-and-10 and again on third-and-8.
"We were running the ball well, a lot of quick game stuff, getting the ball out fast,'' Moore said. "That makes it easy on any quarterback.''