The Carolina Panthers have always prided themselves on having a solid defense, especially against the run. This has been true for their entire existence, even though they have only been around since 1995. Going up against them and getting a 100 yard game is not easy, especially for a rookie.
In 1995, in a 31-27 loss to the Chicago Bears, Rashaan Salaam gaine 105 yards on 28 carries against the Panthers.
In 2001, the Panthers lost to the Buffalo Bills 25-24, and in the process gave up 101 yards on 27 carries to Travis Henry.
The Miami Dolphins beat the Panthers 27-24 early in 2005 and rookie Ronnie Brown gained 132 yards on 23 carries that day.
In a 20-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005, Cadillac Williams gained 112 yards on 29 carries against the Panthers.
The Panthers would beat the Detroit Lions 31-22 in 2008, despite the fact that rookie Kevin Smith would rush 24 times for 112 yards.