Halftime thoughts: Panthers-Chiefs

The Carolina Panthers have a decent chance at their first two-game winning streak since Weeks 15 and 16 of last season.

At halftime, they trail the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-14. Kansas City scored a touchdown on the final play of the second quarter. But the Panthers led for most of the first half. Cam Newton and the offense have put together a couple of impressive touchdown drives.

But Carolina’s defense did not have a great first half. The Panthers have had trouble stopping running back Jamaal Charles and they’re making quarterback Brady Quinn look like the model of efficiency. The Panthers also have had problems with penalties and safety Sherrod Martin and defensive lineman Frank Alexander have left the game with injuries.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the Panthers in the comments section below. I'll be back with a wrap-up soon after the game ends.