DeAngelo Williams led Carolina with 123 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns and the Panthers held Larry Johnson to 2 yards rushing in a 34-0 Chiefs loss at Charlotte. This is the first time the Chiefs have been shut out in six years.
Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards said after the game, "I didn’t see that coming at all. We were a confident team after last week’s game,"
Johnson’s ineffectiveness forced Damon Huard to have to throw the ball and he didn’t have much success either, completing only 10 of 21 passes for 86 yards while getting picked off twice. He lost a fumble and didn’t lead the Chiefs to their second first down until the third quarter when the game was 24-0 at that point.
The only bright spot, Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez caught a 6-yard pass late in the first quarter to move past Shannon Sharpe for the NFL’s career leader for yards receiving for a tight end.
After only having the ball for four offensive possessions, the Chiefs picked up just one first down and got the ball late in the first half a fifth time, but took a knee after Carolina made it a 21-0 game.
At the start of the second half, Huard was sacked by Julius Peppers and fumbled the football. With a chance to go up by four scores Jake Delhomme got picked off in the endzone by Jarrod Page. Then Huard’s first pass to Bowe was picked off and returned down to the 23 where the Panthers kicked a field goal to make it 24-0.