As expected, Moore gets start for Panthers

The only real surprise here is that Carolina coach John Fox didn’t go with his old “game-time-decision’’ routine Friday as he announced Jake Delhomme will sit out Sunday’s game at New England.

We’ve all pretty much known that was the case because Delhomme has a broken finger that hasn’t had time to heal and he didn’t practice at all this week. That means Matt Moore will get his second straight start.

He was good enough to win last week against Tampa Bay. But a trip to New England, where the Patriots are a bit angry and the weather could be bad, probably will be a bit more challenging.