Panthers vs. Texans outcomes, ultimate rating: Sam Darnold leads Carolina to 3-0 begin; Christian McCaffrey exits

Sam Darnold led the Panthers to a “Thursday Night time Soccer” victory over the Texans, giving the workforce its first 3-0 begin since 2015. 

Darnold accomplished 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards and rushed for 2 touchdowns to assist visiting Carolina take down Houston 24-9. He linked with extensive reciever D.J. Moore eight occasions for 126 yards whereas constantly driving the ball downfield.

Houston’s protection did handle to sack Darnold 3 times. Jonathan Greenard had one in every of them, a strip-sack (Carolina recovered the fumble). Zach Cunningham led the Texans with 14 whole tackles. 

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Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills toughed it out in his first NFL begin. He accomplished 19 of 28 passes for 168 yards and his first profession passing landing, a 1-yarder to Anthony Miller within the second quarter. Mills additionally hit Brandin Cooks 9 occasions for 112 yards. He adjusted nicely to being in a management position rather than injured starter Tyrod Taylor, and he confirmed potential that he can hold the Texans’ offense shifting. 

The Panthers suffered a sequence of accidents within the win. Star working again Christian McCaffrey (hamstring pressure) left within the second quarter. Security Justin Burris (groin) and cornerback Jaycee Horn (damaged foot) have been injured on consecutive performs to begin the second half. All three gamers’ timetables for returning are unclear. 

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Each groups will probably be on the highway in Week 4; the Panthers are scheduled to face the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, and the Texans will journey to Orchard Park, N.Y., to face the Payments. 

Sporting Information offered scoring updates and highlights from the Panthers vs. Texans Week 3 “Thursday Night time Soccer” matchup.

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Panthers vs. Texans rating

  Q1 Q2 Q3 This fall F
Panthers 7 0 7 10 24
Texans 0 6 0 3 9

Panthers vs. Texans reside updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night time Soccer’ sport

(All occasions Jap)

Remaining: Panthers 24, Texans 9

11:15 p.m.: Carolina takes a knee with two minutes remaining to expire the clock. Panthers begin 3-0 for the primary time since 2015.

11:12: Dontae Jackson completes a throw from Mills wanting the primary down marker. The Panthers take over from a turnover on downs at their very own 42. 

11:08: Following a sequence of incomplete passes, the Texans are pressured to punt. Carolina calls a trip with 2:38 remaining. 

11:05: TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS. Sam Darnold rushes by means of a dogpile into the tip zone for a landing. After the additional level, Carolina leads 24-9

11:02: Houston takes a trip because the Panthers try to attain on third down from the one-yard line with simply over 4 minutes remaining. 

10:51: FIELD GOAL TEXANS. A 53-yard subject aim from Joey Slye cuts the Panthers result in a one-possesion sport. Carolina leads 17-9 with simply over 9 minutes remaining.

10:50: Haason Reddick rushes into Mulls for the sack, and forces the Texans to aim for a subject aim.

10:43: FIELD GOAL PANTHERS. Zane Gonzales makes a 21-yard subject aim following the trip. Carolina leads 17-6.

10:41: Carolina takes a trip at fourth down with 12:47 remaining. D.J. Moore is caught limping on the sideline, and is being attended to. 

10:39: Tremble completes a cross from Darnold for 30 yards, giving the Panthers a primary down on the 12. 

10:35: A cross interference name in opposition to the Texans offers the Panthers the primary down on the Houston 42. 

10:30: Sam Darnold makes a 33-yard run out of bounds, however is known as again for second down and 18 due to a holding name in opposition to the Panthers.

10:25: Frankie Luvu dives to take down Mills for the sack, and forces the Texans to punt once more. The Panthers take over at their 41. 

10:20: TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS. Tommy Tremble carries it in for his first NFL landing to assist lengthen the Panthers lead with below seven minutes remaining within the quarter. Carolina leads 14-6

10:15: Following a rush that offers the Panthers a primary down on the Houston 33, Blacklock goes down with an harm and is being attended to on the sector. 

10:12: As Darnold escaped from the pocket and slides down, Christian Kirksey hits him helmet-to-helmet and is known as for a private foul penalty. 

10:08: Texans are referred to as for a delay of sport penalty, then punt on fourth down. the Panthers take over at their very own 10. 

10:05: Jaycee Horn makes a sort out, then goes down with an obvious harm. He was carted off of the sector with trainers attending to him. 

10:02: A cross interference name in opposition to Panthers Dontae Jackson offers the Texans an computerized first down on the 45. 

10:00: Anthony Miller completes a cross from Mills to present the Texans the primary down at their 40.

9:57: Houston takes over at their very own 23 to kick off the second half.

Halftime: Panthers 7, Texans 6

First-half stats:

First downs: Panthers 12, Texans 7

Complete performs: Panthers 35, Texans 25

Complete yards: Panthers 187, Texans 108

Yards per play: Panthers 5.3, Texans 4.3

Time of possession: Panthers 17:24, Texans 12:36

9:42: Blacklock takes down Darnold and forces a fumble, however is recovered by Carolina to finish the half.

9:38: TOUCHDOWN TEXANS. Mills completes to Miller behind the tip zone for his first landing within the league. After a missed further level, Carolina retains their lead 7-6.  

9:37: Houston takes their ultimate trip of the half with below 30 seconds remaininng within the half. The Texans are first down on the two. 

9:35: Mills completes to Cooks for a acquire of 30, permitting the Texans to method Panthers’ zone for the primary time. 

9:31: Whitney Mercilus sacks Darnold for a seven-yard loss on third down. The Panthers are pressured to punt, and the Texans will take over at their very own 36.

9:27: After one other 45-yard punt from Cam Johnston, the Panthers take over at their very own 26 with round two minutes remaining within the half. 

9:21: Andre Roberts fumbles the ball on the return and recovers for the Texans, totaling his second fumble in two weeks. 

9:18: Jonathan Greenard takes Darnold down and Desmond King breaks up the cross to drive third down and 15. 

9:12: Texans punt for the third time as they fail to realize any offensive momentum with below seven minutes remaining within the half. 

9:08: Christian McCaffery left the sector with a hamstring harm, and will probably be benched for the rest of the sport.

9:04: Texans make a giant cease to drive a turnover on downs from their very own 5. 

9:01: D.J. Moore totals 100 recieving yards on six completions with 12 minutes remaining within the half. 

Finish first quarter: Panthers 7, Texans 0

8:51: D.J. Moore completes his eighth cross from Darnold for 13 yards to present the Panthers the primary down at their very own 28.

8:39: TOUCHDOWN PANTHERS. Sam Darnold retains the ball and rushes into the endzone to tally his second speeding landing of the season. He successfully drove the Panthers down the sector for 88 yards on 10 performs. Panthers begin with an early lead 7-0. 

8:36: As Darnold was frantically working from the pocket, he discovered D.J. Moore to finish for 29 yards. 

8:33: Sam Darnold retains the ball on the carry to get the primary down on the Houston 25.

8:28: Following a punt from the Panthers of their opening driveDavis Mills takes the sector on the Houston 36 for his first profession NFL begin. 

8:21: Texans received the toss they usually select to defer. Panthers take over on the 25. 

Find out how to watch Panthers vs. Texans 

  • Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET | 7:20 p.m. CT
  • TV channel (nationwide): NFL Community
  • Stay stream: NFL Community, fuboTV

The Texans are anticipated to kick off their matchup with the Panthers at 8:20 p.m ET (7:20 p.m. CT). NFL Community’s protection, produced by Fox, will function Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the decision. 

The Texans will host the Panthers at NRG Stadium in Houston. 

‘Thursday Night time Soccer’ schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup TV channel
4 Sept. 30 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Community
5 Oct. 7 Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams Fox, NFLN, Amazon
6 Oct. 14 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Community
7 Oct. 21 Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Fox, NFLN, Amazon
8 Oct. 28 Arizona Cardinals vs. Inexperienced Bay Packers Fox, NFLN, Amazon
9 Nov. 4 Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets Fox, NFLN, Amazon
10 Nov. 11 Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens Fox, NFLN, Amazon
11 Nov. 18 Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Fox, NFLN, Amazon
12 Nov. 25 New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo Payments Fox, NFLN, Amazon
13 Dec. 2 New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys Fox, NFLN, Amazon
14 Dec. 9 Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Fox, NFLN, Amazon
15 Dec. 16 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Fox, NFLN, Amazon
16 Dec. 23 Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Community
16 Dec. 25 (Sat.) Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns Fox, NFLN, Amazon
16 Dec. 25 (Sat.) Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Community

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