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Carolina WR Steve Smith ripped Minnesota's defense for a franchise-record 201 yards and a touchdown in a victory that kept the Vikings winless on the road.

Smith helped the Panthers to their first complete outing of the season, as Stephen Davis ran for two touchdowns and Jake Delhomme threw for 341 yards and three scores.

The Vikings showed little emotion in this one, and had no leadership after QB Daunte Culpepper left with a sprained right knee on the final play of the first quarter. Coach Mike Tice said the team feared Culpepper will miss the rest of the season.

Smith broke the franchise single-game record of 192 yards, set by Muhsin Muhammad in 1998.


Carolina: S.Davis 7 run (Kasay kick), 10:19.


Carolina: FG Kasay 44, 9:45.

Carolina: S.Davis 1 run (Kasay kick), 3:57.

Carolina: Smith 13 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick), :38.


Minnesota: Moore 4 run (Edinger kick), 11:45.

Carolina: Mangum 1 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick), 7:25.


Carolina: Colbert 25 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick), 7:38.

Minnesota: M.Robinson 5 pass from B.Johnson (run failed), 1:55.

Attendance: 73,502.

VikingsPanthersFirst Downs 1427Total Net Yards 253452Rushes-Yards 18-8239-111Passing 171341Punt Returns 1-133-24Kickoff Returns 7-1362-33Interceptions Ret. 0-00-0Comp-Att-Int 16-32-021-31-0Sacked-Yards Lost 4-190-0Punts 5-48.62-42.0Fumbles-Lost 0-00-0Penalties-Yards 10-576-53Time Of Possession 24:0935:51RUSHING

Minnesota: Moore 9-30, B.Johnson 4-30, Culpepper 1-18, Bennett 2-6, M.Williams 1-0, Burleson 1-(minus 2).

Carolina: Foster 12-51, S.Davis 17-40, Goings 5-20, Hoover 1-2, Delhomme 1-2, Weinke 3-(minus 4).


Minnesota: B.Johnson 13-28-0-162, Culpepper 3-4-0-28.

Carolina: Delhomme 21-30-0-341, Weinke 0-1-0-0.


Minnesota: M.Robinson 4-77, Wiggins 3-36, M.Williams 3-16, T.Taylor 2-17, Williamson 1-36, Burleson 1-6, Kleinsasser 1-1, Moore 1-1.

Carolina: Smith 11-201, Gaines 2-67, Colbert 2-32, Proehl 2-18, Foster 1-8, Gardner 1-7, S.Davis 1-7, Mangum 1-1.


Minnesota: Edinger 33 (WR).

Carolina: Kasay 56 (SH).