CHARLOTTE Patriots Adrian Clayborn Jersey , N.C. (AP) Jonathan Stewart saw huge running lanes, ran with some familiar punch – and held onto the football, too.
It was a reminder that the Carolina Panthers’ 10-year veteran still has some burst left in his legs, not to mention the ability to shake off an uncharacteristically bad performance.
A week after losing two fumbles, Stewart cracked the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time this season to lead Carolina’s huge rushing performance in a 45-21 win against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.Article continues below ...
Stewart ran for 110 yards on 17 carries – including one in which he hurdled cornerback Cordrea Tankersley near the sideline – in his first 100-yard game since finishing with 132 yards in a win against Washington in December.
”I think first of all he came back and you could see it on his face Cheap Cassius Marsh Jersey ,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. ”There was a little bit of resolve. He took it personally. He blamed itself. … You saw the competitiveness of who he is come out.”
Stewart has always provided Carolina with tough-yardage runs, though he didn’t need much of that Monday with the huge holes being opened by Carolina’s offensive line. The Panthers flirted with a franchise single-game rushing record before finishing with 294 yards while setting the mark for total offense with 543 yards.
It comes at a perfect time for Stewart to maintain his long-standing position as mainstay of the Panthers’ backfield, even though he shrugged off the suggestion that his play was motivated by sending any sort of message.
”Last week, obviously, was pretty uncharacteristic Cowboys Mike White Jersey ,” Stewart said. ”Just glad I have another opportunity to come out here and help my team win.”