The Carolina Panthers just drilled the Chiefs, 34-0, and took sole possession of first place in the NFC South.
The stat of the game isn't how the Panthers outgained the Chiefs 441 to 127. It isn't that this was the biggest shutout in Panthers history. It is the fact that Carolina held Larry Johnson to just two yards rushing.
Yep. Just one week after nearly topping the 200 yard mark, LJ gained just two yards on seven carries. He now joins quite a list of backs who failed to hit the century mark rushing against the Panthers: LaDainian Tomlinson, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson and Michael Turner.
The Chiefs passing game was a joke, too. Damon Huard threw for just 86 yards before he was pulled for Tyler Thigpen. The Chiefs gained the smallest amount of yardage in 22 years.
Carolina couldn't relate to KC's problems since their offense was doing anything they wanted.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 127 yards and scored three TDs (including one receiving). Jonathan Stewart added another 72 yards. Steve Smith caught six passes for 96 yards while Mushin Muhammad added 71 yards and a TD grab.
Carolina is hitting on all cylinders as they enter a huge NFC South showdown against the Buccaneers in Tampa next week. The winner will lead the division. After that, the Panthers will host division foe New Orleans.
It doesn't get any easier for the Chiefs. They will host the Tennessee Titans, one of only two teams who have yet to lose a game this season. They will then have a stretch where they play at the Jets, host the Bucs, at San Diego and then hosting the Saints and Bills.