The Carolina Panthers earned their first
home victory in over a year, beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-14.
Vinny Testaverde threw two touchdown passes
while becoming the oldest starting quarterback to win a game. The
44-year-old Testaverde hit Dante Rosario and Jeff King for short
touchdowns to help the 5-and-7 Panthers end a five-game losing
The Panthers went ahead 17-0 in the first half when Richard
Marshall returned an interception 67 yards for a TD. DeShaun Foster
scored on a one-yard run, and Testaverde threw for 153 yards and
The Panthers sacked Trent Dilfer six times and had four
interceptions. Dilfer passed for 171 yards and two touchdowns for
the 3-and-9 Niners.