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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Panthers 30, Saints 7

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hey, it looked like a great idea at the time.

Give the fine folks in London a matchup of the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints. Heck, back when the schedule first came out it looked like London could be hosting a preview of the Super Bowl.

Instead, the international poster boys for the sport will be a pair of 3-4 teams, coming off ugly losses. If that doesn't take enough luster off the game, subtract this. Reggie Bush, one of the biggest names on either roster, suffered a knee injury against Carolina.

The extent of Bush's injury isn't known. If the boyfriend of television's Kim Kardashian doesn't make the trip, it will take away one of the biggest storylines for the British press.

No wonder soccer's still king over there.