We’ve already noted the reasons why the Vikings 26-7 loss on Sunday night was so disappointing.
But there are more reasons.
And one of them is that in Carolina’s winning effort, RB Jonathan Stewart did something that no other RB has been able to do against the Vikings over the previous 36 weeks – he rushed for 100 yards.
Stewart was the impetus behind Carolina’s offensive attack and 26-point output against the Vikings on Sunday night. He carried the ball 25 times and rushed for 109 yards and 1 TD while also hauling in 2 receptions for 14 yards and 1 TD.
The 2nd-year pro did most of his damage after Panthers starting RB DeAngelo Williams left the game with an ankle injury. One might have thought that without Williams in the game, the Vikings would’ve been in great shape to extend their impressive streak and pull out an important late-season road win.
But that clearly wasn’t the case.
Stewart’s 100-yard rushing performance against the Vikings is the first such performance the Vikings have allowed since Ryan Grant ran for 102 yards on 11/11/07.
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