Panthers' D'Onta Foreman shines again, rushes for 130 yards in win


The toughest thing Carolina Panthers running back D'Onta Foreman did on a rainy Thursday night in which he rushed 31 times for 130 yards in a 25-15 victory against the Atlanta Falcons was jump into the stands after his third-quarter touchdown. "They helped me up there," Foreman said of the Carolina fans at Bank of America Stadium being deluged by Tropical Storm Nicole. "It was kind of a high jump. I didn't expect it to be that high. It was cool though. It was something I always wanted to do." Once Foreman, who is 6-3, 235 pounds, scaled the 6-foot-10 wall he faced another obstacle. "The only thing I seen was somebody had a drink or a beer or something, and it started bursting everywhere," Foreman said. "But I didn't even care. I was just excited. I was in the moment." The Carolina running game has been bursting everywhere since star back Christian McCaffrey was traded to the San Francisco 49ers after Week 6. Led by Foreman, who has topped 118 yards rushing three times in the past four games, the Panthers have averaged 159.5 yards on the ground since moving on from McCaffrey. That's the sixth-best rushing attack in the NFL.