Kasay hits game-winner in Panthers' first win

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m.
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By Mike Cranston, AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Marshall intercepted backup David Carr with just over a minute left, and John Kasay then kicked a 37-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining to give the Carolina Panthers their first win, 23-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The Panthers (1-5) tied it when rookie David Gettis, who had dropped a touchdown pass earlier in the fourth quarter on fourth down, made a diving 23-yard TD grab with 1:53 left.

With Alex Smith out after spraining his left shoulder, Carr threw into double coverage and Marshall picked it off at the Carolina 43.

Matt Moore then found Brandon LaFell for 35 yards to set up Kasay's winner.

San Francisco (1-6) had taken a 20-13 lead on Ray McDonald's 31-yard interception return early in the fourth.

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