Quick Take: Bills-Panthers

It was over when ...

  With two interceptions against Carolina, 
 [Bills](/teams/buffalobills/profile?team=BUF) FS 
 [Jairus Byrd](/player/jairusbyrd/79899/profile) now has five in his last three games. 

(Rick Havner / Associated Press)

Panthers return man Kenny Moore muffed a punt that was recovered by the Bills with 5:15 remaining. The turnover gave Buffalo the ball at Carolina's 20-yard line instead of giving the Panthers -- down 17-9 at that point -- an opportunity to potentially tie the game. As a result, the Bills killed more time and kicked a field goal to extend their lead to 20-9.

Game ball

Bills FS Jairus Byrd picked off Panthers QB Jake Delhomme twice, leading to 14 points for Buffalo. It was Byrd's second straight two-interception game.

Key Stat

Buffalo's defense had four takeaways (three interceptions and one fumble), which led to 17 points. The offense, meanwhile, didn't turn the ball over.

Noteworthy

The Panthers outgained the Bills substantially in total yards (425-167) and first downs (20-9). ... The Bills have nine interceptions in their last two games. ... Delhomme now leads the NFL with 13 interceptions this season. ... Bills WR Lee Evans had a season-high 75 yards receiving and a touchdown. ... Panthers WR Steve Smith had six catches for 99 yards, this after he had six receptions in his previous two games combined. ... Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams finished with 139 total yards and a TD.

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