- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
Some numbers (beyond the five interceptions in the playoff loss to Arizona) for you to look at as you ponder Carolina's decision to give quarterback Jake Delhomme a new five-year contract.
Since joining the Panthers in 2003, Delhomme has led Carolina to three playoff appearances, two NFC South championships and an NFC championship.
Carolina's record in Delhomme's 79 regular-season starts with the Panthers is 49-30. The Panthers also are 21-9 in NFC South games with Delhomme as their starter.
Now, consider this: In the 16 games Delhomme has missed since he's been with the Panthers, Carolina is 6-10.
Think about it a bit.