In perhaps the Carolina Panthers' worst showing in St. Louis in 2001, they lost 48-14 to the Rams.
That day, poor Matt Lytle was 15-of-25 for 126 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Sunday was awfully familiar.
Matt Moore and the Panthers offense took a major step back Sunday, losing 20-10 in as inept a display of offense as they've had all year.
Moore was 23-of-36 for 194 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.
The only time he looked competent at all was in two-minute situations, which accounted for the second-quarter field goal and the fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell.
Steve Smith can no longer complain about enough action. Moore looked his way often, but he had at least two egregious drops and fumbled early in the fourth quarter to allow the Rams to salt this one away.
The loss drops the Panthers to 1-6, meaning they're going to have to work hard to get that benchmark 7-9 record.
The Panthers ran for just 25 yards on the day. Jonathan Stewart had 14 carries for 30 yards, and the 11-yard loss on a reverse by David Gettis caused them to back up from there.
-- Darin Gantt