1:00 PM ET, September 9, 2001
Voters want to call Carolina's QB, Chris I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Weinke.
|VINNY CERRATO'S ANALYSIS|
Question on the Panthers: How far can Chris Weinke lead Carolina?
Cerrato: That's yet to be determined. But this game was a great start and a great confidence-builder for Weinke. Give credit to Carolina's coaches -- they had an outstanding game plan and their players came ready to play. The Vikings were maybe thinking about their 4-0 preseason and reading too much into their newspaper clips.
Question on the Vikings: How could Randy Moss end up with one catch against the Panthers' DBs?
Vinny Cerrato, ESPN.com's NFL analyst, has served as director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Minnesota honored former offensive lineman Ron Yary, a recent Hall of Fame inductee, at halftime. ... OT Todd Steussie, who signed with Carolina in the offseason, was called for unnecessary roughness after a tiff with Minnesota's Lance Johnstone and drew a hearty jeer from fans frustrated the last few seasons with Steussie's penchant for false-start penalties. Two plays later, Steussie was called for a false start. ... Panthers RB Nick Goings took over for an ineffective Tim Biakabutuka and rushed 25 times for 86 yards.