The Carolina Panthers were driving late in the 2nd quarter in an attempt to build a 21-7 halftime lead, but Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson had other ideas. Allen got to Carolina QB Cam Newton for a strip-sack, allowing the Vikings to take possession inside Carolina territory.
A couple plays later, Ponder dumped off a pass to Peterson and #28 sprinted away from the Panthers defense for a 19-yard score. Peterson now had 3 career receiving TDs and Allen has at least a .5 sack in 10 consecutive games. Allen also recovered a fumble early in the 1st quarter that was forced by E.J. Henderson.
Christian Ponder is 8 of 12 for 135 yards with 1 TD. Percy Harvin has 3 carries for 16 yards and a TD. For Carolina, QB Cam Newton is 11 of 17 for 152 yards and 2 TDs. The Panthers are rushing the ball well against Minnesota, with 97 yards on 17 carries.
The game is tied 14-14 going into halftime.
Tags: Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder, E.J. Henderson, Jared Allen, Percy Harvin
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