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Broncos-Panthers update

12/14/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Halftime notes where Carolina leads Denver, 20-10:

Denver running back Selvin Young fumbled at the Denver 25-yard line with seven seconds to go in the first half. It set up a Carolina field goal at the end of the half. Denver coach Mike Shanahan will be questioned for trying to get yardage late in the half with Denver deep in its own territory.

The Broncos have committed two turnovers, resulting in six points for the Panthers.

The Broncos used a 4-4-3 defensive alignment some in the first half. They did it to get standout rookie linebacker Wesley Woodyard on the field. He was a star with D.J. Williams out for five games.

Denver is using a three-man running rotation of Young, Tatum Bell and P.J. Pope. Pope has been the most impressive of the three.

Carolina receiver Steve Smith has six catches for 126 yards.

Carolina running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart have a 26 yards rushing in the first half.