Sunday, October 5, 2008. (AP) -- Forgive Herm Edwards if he may want to avoid his old college buddy from now on. Every time he coaches against John Fox, he's had the Carolina Panthers playing their best.
DeAngelo Williams had 123 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns and Panthers' defense handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first shutout in nearly six years, 34-0 on Sunday.
The Panthers (4-1), who have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, are off to their best start since reaching the Super Bowl in the 2003 season. It was one of their most dominating performances since they crushed the Edwards-coached New York Jets 30-3 in 2005 on the way to reaching the NFC championship game.
A week after the Chiefs (1-4) ended a franchise-record 12-game losing streak with a stunning win over Denver, Edwards gave his former San Diego State teammate a bear hug on the field before the game.
But it didn't take long for Fox and the Panthers to show the rebuilding, youthful Chiefs had no shot for their first two-game winning streak in two years.
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