Time for a quick wrap-up of Carolina's 24-23 loss to Cleveland.
What it means: We're going to focus on the positive here. There is no quit in these Panthers, and they came very close to getting a win. But, at this point, getting to 10 losses was much more important than getting a win. This one keeps the Panthers firmly on place to get the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft and, if they were going to win one of their remaining games, it probably would have been this one.
Positive Panthers stat of the day II: Running back Mike Goodson had eight catches. Carolina wide receivers have done that only twice this season. Steve Smith has one nine-catch game and David Gettis has an eight-catch game.
What's next: The Panthers get to make a cross-country trip to play the Seahawks at Qwest Field. That five-hour flight should give the Panthers enough time to throw their Christmas party and coach John Fox's farewell party. Heck, general manager Marty Hurney should make a side trip down the West Coast and present an honorary Stanford degree to Andrew Luck so the quarterback can go ahead and enter the 2011 draft.