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On this day in 1995 the Carolina Panthers won their first ever game-- beating the New York Jets 26-15, we remember.
In the grand scheme of things seventeen years is but a blip on the radar, but for Carolina Panthers' fans it might as well be ancient history. On October 15th, 1995 our beloved Panthers won the first game in franchise history, and in many ways that game served as an example of Panther football-- rarely pretty, but it finds a way.
Kerry Collins (CAR): 14/26 158 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT
Bubby Brister (NYJ): 17/41 143 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT
Do you like passing? I hope not. This is a comical example of how bad the QB play for these teams was, but not as comical as the moment you realize Bubby Brister had a 3.48 YPA.
Derrick Moore (CAR): 21 carries, 93 yards
Adrian Murrell (NYJ): 9 carries, 26 yards
Mark Carrier (CAR): 2 receptions, 42 yards
Wayne Chrebet (NYJ): 4 receptions, 56 yards
Sam Mills (CAR): 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 TD
Matt Brock (NYJ): 2 sacks
Sam Mills had a characteristic Sam Mills' game. He was all over the field, rushed the passer well, swarmed to the ball, and his pick-six was vital in security the win.
1st CAR- John Kasay, 23 yard FG (0-3)
2nd NYJ- Erik Howard sacked Kerry Collins for a safety (2-3)
NYJ- Nik Lowery, 50 yard FG (5-3)
NYJ- Mo Lewis, 13 yard INT return (12-3)
CAR- John Kasay, 39 yard FG (12-6)
CAR- Sam Mills, 36 yard INT return (12-13)
3rd CAR- Vince Workman, 5 yard run (12-20)
4th CAR- John Kasay, 40 yard FG (12-23)
NYJ- Nik Lowery, 39 yard FG (15-23)
CAR- John Kasay, 30 yard FG (15-26)
Do you remember the Panthers' first win? Sound off in the comments if you remember where you were 17 years ago.