QB Jake Delhomme - Houston Texans
|6-2, 205||Born: 1-10-1975||College: Louisianna-Lafayette||Drafted: ---|
2011 Week 17 vs TEN (18 / 28 / 211 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme ran the offense efficiently and wasn't afraid to throw downfield. He made nice throws especially to James Casey, allowing him to his athleticism to make plays on balls thrown up high. He led a drive to score a game-tying touchdown, but the snap went over his head on the two-point conversion attempt for the win. The Texans now have a veteran QB they can feel comfortable turning to if TJ Yates struggles.
2010 Week 1 vs TB (20 / 37 / 227 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme started off looking for his backs and tight ends hitting both Hillis and Harrison on the 1st drive of the game. Later in the 1st quarter Delhomme orchestrated a drive where he capped it with a 41 yd touchdown connection to Mohammed Massaquoi. Notice I didn't say "strike" because it really was a poor angle that the Tampa Bay safety took and most QBs in the NFL would have been able to hit the same play. Still after the season Delhomme turned in a year ago he seemed off to a strong start. Delhomme continued with another 5:00 drive in the 2nd quarter where he was 4 for 4 then missed 2 in a row and the Browns were forced to punt. Cleveland would score again in the 2nd quarter however Delhomme did not attempt a pass the entire drive. After this it was downhill as Delhomme threw a costly interception to Rhonde Barber right before the half and Tampa Bay pulled to within 4 points. Delhomme appeared to cramp up but continued in the game. With about 10:00 left to go in the 3rd quarter, Delhomme the rest of the way posted 7 of 16 for 55 yds and an interception. He was very limited and really didn't challenge the Bucs suspect secondary that gave up the big play to Massaquoi and also a couple other plays to open the 3rd quarter. Delhomme seemed hesitant to engage in anything down the field in the 4th quarter until it was too late.
2010 Week 5 vs ATL (13 / 23 / 97 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme played a little over a half of football and looked like the lesser of the two Browns QBs by far. He threw a ball directly to a Falcon in the red zone that should have been an interception, and had two other balls that were tipped at the line of scrimmage turn into interceptions, one returned for a touchdown and the other effectively ending the Browns chances in the game. Delhomme was spreading the ball around well on the desperation drive before the interception and just missed a long TD pass to Josh Cribbs, but his presence on the field seemed to lessen the Browns nerve and dismay the home crowd. He also suffered another ankle injury that will sideline him indefinitely. Delhomme is entering the aged caretaker backup QB segment of his career.
2010 Week 12 vs CAR (24 / 35 / 245 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme returned to the lineup and at first he revived the passing game, getting the ball out quickly and spreading it around. Still, Delhomme almost threw an INT in the red zone when he was getting pulled down. No Cleveland receiver was even in the area and Delhomme got called for intentional grounding to boot. Delhomme settled down with a lot of movement out of the shotgun to find open receivers and he also benefited from defensive penalties that kept his drives going in the first half. Delhome was almost picked again late in the first half. Then he was picked to open the second half, and pick sixed on his next throw. Suffice to say, Peyton Hillis touched the ball a lot more after that, and Delhomme seemed to lose both the confidence of the coaches and himself. Delhomme did make some nice quick throws on the game-winning field goal drive, but it looks like he may go back to the bench once one of the other options at QB are healthy enough to start.
2010 Week 13 vs MIA (24 / 34 / 217 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / -5 / 0 rush)
Delhomme's game in a nutshell: when he had ample pass protection, he hit his downfield targets at will and looked like an all-star. More often, however, he was pressured. On those plays, he usually dumped the ball off to Peyton Hillis for a meagre gain, or chucked it downfield with very little accuracy. On a day in which the running game was contained, he did just enough for the win, stringing together one very impressive scoring drive in the second half, and playing mistake-free football throughout. Delhomme made a case for fantasy relevance with two close-but -no-cigar throws in the end zone. On one, Chansi Stuckey couldn't stay in bounds at the back of the end zone, and on another Mohammed Massaquoi turned the wrong way on what was a decent enough throw at the goal line. His two main targets, Massaquoi and Ben Watson, were reliable downfield. A healthy Josh Cribbs could add a handy underneath target heading into the fantasy playoffs.
2010 Week 14 vs BUF (12 / 20 / 86 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme has a very solid offensive line, and a great running game to work with. Even a rookie like Colt McCoy has been able to take what the defense gives him, move the ball down the field, and lead a solid offensive attack. Now it may be true that there aren't many weapons at all on this offense, but Delhomme just does a terrible job of spreading the ball around. Despite many times being given the opportunity to stand there and wait on a receiver to come open, he still focuses on one guy and makes poor decisions. He finished the game with 86 yards, and 34 of them came on a wounded duck that somehow found it's way into the arms of Massaquoi for a long completion. QB's like Michael Vick would be ecstatic over the kind of time Delhomme gets in the pocket, and the fact that Delhomme is being out-produced by a mid-round rookie QB in this offense is proof that Delhomme's days as a starting QB in the NFL are rapidly coming to a close. In fact, you seriously have to question the Browns decision to go with Delhomme over Seneca Wallace.
2009 Week 1 vs PHI (7 / 17 / 73 / 0 / 4 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
Delhomme picked up right where he finished the 2008 postseason, which is not a good thing for Carolina. Delhomme completed 11 throws, but four of them went to Philadelphia. The Eagles had constant pressure on Delhomme but several of his attempts were 50-50 balls at best, including his fourth and final interception that was intended for Steve Smith deep. CB Asante Samuel leaped up for it and snared the final ball from Delhomme. The best news for Delhomme was that his backups did not fare any better, so odds are that Delhomme will be back under center for better or worse next week.
2009 Week 2 vs ATL (25 / 41 / 308 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme came off the ropes swinging and played more than well enough to save his long-term job with the Panthers. We are very impressed with his mental toughness considering the back-to-back implosions he had in his previous two games. Delhomme was throwing the ball into small windows and threading the needle between multiple defenders with impunity. He did not become afraid of making mistakes even though he was under the gun after his putrid performance to open the season. He had great touch on his downfield passes to Steve Smith, and Delhomme bombarded Smith with targets, as he has for most of his career with Carolina. His accuracy was pinpoint at first, but he did have some erratic moments as the game went on. A flea flicker was attempted, but the pressure was too much for Delhomme to even get a pass off. The quality of the Panthers running game set up success in play-action repeatedly for Delhomme. Delhomme's interception came when he forced a throw to Steve Smith on 4th and 10, so we can't really hold it against him too strongly. He has definitely righted the ship.
2009 Week 3 vs DAL (22 / 33 / 220 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)
Delhomme started out confident, executing well on quick passes and only failing when he faced a lot of pressureon third down. As the game went on, he had a rough go of it on two deep balls to Muhsin Muhammad, one that was underthrown and intercepted, and one that was caught and taken to the house, but Muhammad was called for offensive pass interference because he put a hand in Michael Jenkins back. He did look his best in the two minute drill that resulted in the Panthers only score at the end of the first half. He went to Dante Rosario on back to back seam routes that covered about half of the field, the second of which resulted in a score. Delhomme only took a deep shot to Steve Smith late, and he was also victimized for a pick six on a pass intended for Smith when Smith seemed to change the route from the quick slant Delhomme was expecting. The Panthers comeback chances ended when Delhomme lost the ball under pressure in the game's last minutes.
2009 Week 5 vs WAS (16 / 25 / 181 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 7 / 0 rush)
Jake Delhomme played well enough in the win against Washington that his job looks safe for now. In a word, Delhomme was efficient and showed much more poise then he had in recent weeks. Outside of an interception to Deangelo Hall that set up Clinton Portis's first rushing touchdown of the season, Delhomme made good decisions and regularly got the ball out of quick enough to avoid the Redskins' pressure. Delhomme also stepped up in the pocket confidently and managed to turn sure-sacks in to short gains on a handful of occasions, including on a crucial 3rd and 8 play in the 4th quarter where he escaped the grasp of Deangelo Hall and picked up a first down.
2009 Week 6 vs TB (9 / 17 / 65 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Delhomme once again struggled. He was able to move the chains early on, getting the ball to Muhsin Muhammad on a few shorter patterns, but each time he attempted to get the ball to Steve Smith, it blew up in his face: He overthrew Smith on a deep pass; threw to him a second too late into zone coverage - too late to hit him while he was open; and had a pass tipped (which became an interception) while forcing it to him over the middle. Delhomme was accurate and decisive getting the ball to his receivers on short routes, as was evidenced on his 1 yard TD strike to Jeff King. He found Dante Rosario a couple of times for what would have been decent gains, but Rosario couldn't make the catch. The running game was clicking, but Delhomme looked increasingly frustrated as the game went on that he couldn't get anything going in the air.
2009 Week 7 vs BUF (27 / 44 / 325 / 0 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Bills got good pressure on Delhomme early, and then later in the game, but most of Delhomme's problems were his own making. The Panthers game plan had him throwing lots of short passes early, and he also used his tight ends and running backs as effective checkdowns, but as the game went on, the Bills started anticipating the short passes, especially to Steve Smith. Delhomme threw all three of his interception on long downfield passes that he overthrew, sometimes to wide open receivers, but he also converted perfectly thrown deep balls to Gary Barnidge and Steve Smith. He also threw a lazy out that should have been intercepted. Delhomme doesn't bear all the blame for the Panthers loss. He played well enough for the Panthers to have the lead going into the half, but John Kasay missed two field goals, and a fumbled punt allowed the Bills open up a two-score lead after Delhomme had driven them to a TD to pull the Panthers within eight points.
2009 Week 8 vs ARI (7 / 14 / 90 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Delhomme finally looked good out there. For a while, at least. With the running game dominating the first half, all he had to be was efficient and he was. A perfect pass to Steve Smith for a touchdown was the highlight of his day, and playing with the lead, he wasn't asked to do much more. Delhomme suffered a chest injury of some sort in the third quarter. He appeared to be in considerable pain and took a series off before returning. Upon his return, his throwing accuracy was poor. It was difficult to tell if it was because of the injury or if he was reverting to the overall inconsistent play he has shown thus far this season. He was taken out of the game for good with ten minutes remaining.
2009 Week 9 vs NO (17 / 30 / 201 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -6 / 0 rush)
For the 2nd straight game, the Panthers asked Delhomme to not do too much, essentially forcing him into a game manager type of role. This of course severely limits his upside as a fantasy option which was shrinking as it was. The running game was the focal point of the Panthers attack this week, and when Delhomme did throw the ball it was mostly short to intermediate routes. His accuracy was average on the short routes and he did not throw with much zip on his passes either. The majority of Delhomme's passing numbers came late in garbage time after the Saints defense loosened up playing with a 10 point lead. The Panthers appear to be committed to sticking with Jake at this point, but it is clear he is living on borrowed time as a NFL QB.
2009 Week 10 vs ATL (15 / 24 / 195 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 11 / 0 rush)
What a difference the no-huddle offense and return of Muhsin Muhammad made for Delhomme. The Panthers ran the no-huddle on two scoring drives in the first half and it seemed to perk up Delhomme's game. He was more engaged, throwing the ball with more zip, and playing more relaxed. He made good decisions all day, and wasn't tentative or afraid to throw the ball into small windows. Both of his TD passes to Steve Smith were throws that had to be precise - one over a defender, the other between defenders - and they were. If he keeps playing like this, the Panthers could get in wildcard contention because we know they can run the ball and the defense has overcome some major losses.
2009 Week 11 vs MIA (19 / 42 / 227 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 17 / 0 rush)
Quarterback Jake Delhomme dropped back for a season-high 42 attempts in Week 11, but once again he underwhelmed by completing less than half of his passes. Delhomme missed Steve Smith twice for what would have been long gains at worst and big touchdowns at best where Smith had beaten single coverage. Delhomme missed open receivers all night, throwing with poor accuracy throughout the game. He was clearly flustered on the play where he threw his only interception as the umpire prevented him from calling for the snap as the Dolphins finished a substitution, underthrowing Steve Smith in the Red Zone to turn the ball over on one of the better scoring chances of the night. Carolina kept trying to throw for touchdowns rather than run, which might have cost them the game and probably reaffirmed that they need to go quarterback shopping in the offseason.
2009 Week 12 vs NYJ (14 / 34 / 130 / 0 / 4 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jake Delhomme's deficiencies as a QB are glaring enough for the Panthers to have little trust in him, but they apparently aren't bad enough for him to get pulled, even in another interception binge for the veteran. An early no-huddle drive was kept alive by 3rd-and-long conversions on run calls that acknowledged Delhomme's impotence, and then bad luck struck when Steve Smith streaked downfield on a play that Delhomme was expecting him to stop about about 10 yards downfield. The ball bounced off of Smith's heel and deflected to Darrelle Revis, who had the easiest pick six of his young career. Things didn't get any better for Delhomme when he tested Revis with a jumpball in single coverage on Smith, or when he floated balls blindly into coverage to avoid sacks. All in all, Delhomme was picked four times, and it never felt like he was a credible threat to move the Panthers offense. As the game went on, his accuracy got more erratic, and One of Delhomme's best gains of the day came on a hail mary type throw on 4th down late in the game, that's how bad it was for him. Delhomme did make a nice throw on a flea flicker, but Muhsin Muhammad got an offensive pass interference call to offset the interference penalty that he drew when the ball was arriving. He also hit Steve Smith in the corner of the end zone for a TD, but it was overturned by replay when the tape showed that Smith didn't have control all the way to the ground. Delhomme continues to carve out new lows. He's on the ropes, but John Fox is not willing to throw in the towel.
2008 Week 1 vs SD (23 / 41 / 247 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme's statistics look nice, though they were very pedestrian until the final drive. Delhomme was eight of 11 for 68 yards and a score on that possession, which means he was just 15-30 for 179 yards and no touchdowns prior to that. Still, fantasy owners probably won't mind how the numbers were compiled as long as they were in fact compiled. As he did in preseason, his throws looked crisp and he showed no ill effects from major elbow surgery last year. He didn't appear rusty, didn't lock in on one receiver all game long, and most importantly he didn't turn the ball over. It helped that he was given loads of time by his offensive line all afternoon. Early in the contest, he nearly connected with WR Muhsin Muhammad for a touchdown but the receiver was tackled at the one yard line. On the ensuing fourth down pass play, Delhomme ran a play-action fake to the running back and found FB Brad Hoover wide open in the end zone. Hoover couldn't hold on to the football, however, and the Panthers turned the ball over on downs.
2008 Week 2 vs CHI (12 / 21 / 128 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Delhomme struggled against the Bears most of the game, but he seemed to improve as the second half went on. The turning point seemed to be after he took a big hit on an attempt to run for a first down, as he came back out and led the Panthers to touchdowns on two of the next four drives. During these drives Delhomme was five for seven for 54 yards, compared to going seven of 14 for 74 yards and an interception the rest of the game.
2008 Week 3 vs MIN (17 / 29 / 191 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Things started off good for Delhomme as he was able to lead Carolina on two first half drives that put the Panther's up 10-0. On the touchdown scoring series, Delhomme was two of four for 43 yards with one of those completions being a nice 29 yard pass to WR Steve Smith down the middle of the field. The Panthers' signal caller finished the first half nine of 15 for 115 yards, but his eight completions after halftime only went for 76 yards. In addition to be sacked five times in the game, Delhomme turned the ball over on fumbles twice in the first half. His fumble just before halftime was returned by Minnesota for a touchdown that tied the game at ten.
2008 Week 4 vs ATL (20 / 29 / 294 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had his most efficient game of the season. He finished with 294 passing yards, averaging 10.1 yards per attempt, for a 124.8 rating. Delhomme looked often for his starting wide receivers and frequently found them open downfield. Delhomme's two touchdowns were his first since week one. He benefitted from great protection by his offensive line, which did not allow a sack. Delhomme made only one potentially bad decision. He tried to lob a pass to Smith, but must not have seen the safety. Fortunately, the ball, Smith and the Falcon safety arrived at the same time and the pass fell incomplete.
2008 Week 5 vs KC (14 / 22 / 236 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme looked like an all star. He toyed with the Chiefs secondary, throwing the ball where he wanted at will. He threw deep to Smith often, and found Muhammad when Smith was covered. Basically, he did what he wanted to and wasn't really tested.
2008 Week 6 vs TB (20 / 39 / 242 / 0 / 3 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Jake Delhomme had a rough outing at Tampa Bay. He completed 20 of 39 passes for 242 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions and ran the ball one time for a one yard loss. All three interceptions came on passes that bounced off potential Panther receivers. Delhomme and Carolina just never seemed to be in sync from the start of the game and Tampa Bay was able to force them to abandon the running game and become one dimensional with the pass, where they came up with all of the big plays. Delhomme underthrew one pass to WR Steve Smith for a 48 yard completion that could have been a touchdown had he led Smith a little more and Smith later dropped a pass that would have been a sure score.
2008 Week 7 vs NO (14 / 22 / 195 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
After throwing three interceptions and zero touchdowns one week ago Delhomme rebounded to throw two TD passes for the third time in four games. He spread the ball around but mainly threw off play action. His favorite target was Steve Smith but he's equally comfortable throwing to Muhammad.
2008 Week 8 vs ARI (20 / 28 / 248 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had an efficient day throwing including two touchdown passes and amassing 248 yards on 20 for 28 attempts with no interceptions. Delhomme completed passes to seven different receivers, yet both touchdowns were to WR Steve Smith, an 18 yarder and a 65 yard toss. He was sacked once and had one fumble. His passes were on target and he showed good rhythm with all his receivers.
2008 Week 10 vs OAK (7 / 27 / 72 / 1 / 4 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jake Delhomme had a game to forget against the Raiders, but luckily for both he and the Panthers, Carolina was able to do enough to hold on for the win. Delhomme finished just seven of 27 passing for 72 yards, a three yard touchdown pass to WR Muhsin Muhammad and four interceptions for what has to be one of the worst outings of his career. He never seemed to be out of sync with his receivers and looked flustered throughout the game.
2008 Week 11 vs DET (10 / 19 / 98 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had a quiet day passing the ball because the Panthers were so successful running the ball. He only threw the ball 19 times for 96 yards. He made no mistakes, but it was not a pretty game for Delhomme.
2008 Week 12 vs ATL (21 / 35 / 295 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 18 / 1 rush)
Delhomme struggled to develop a rhythm until late in the game when the Falcons changed their defense. It was only then that his timing seemed to be in sync, as he led fourth quarter touchdown drives from 83 and 67 yards out, capped off by a twelve yard scamper for a touchdown and a sixteen yard connection for a touchdown to Muhsin Muhammed. Delhomme's timing had been off with Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammed all afternoon, seemingly throwing just behind his receivers on most missed passes or failing to put enough on the ball to let his receivers run under the ball. Delhomme complained of elbow soreness in the post game press conference, which should be monitored based upon his return from Tommy John elbow surgery last year.
2008 Week 13 vs GB (12 / 17 / 177 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 1 rush)
Jake Delhomme only had to throw the ball seventeen times to win this game. He did run one very nice touchdown. But, he was only two yards away from two touchdowns. WR Steve Smith was tackled twice on the one yard line. Delhomme had a very clean and impressive game and this was his first game ever in Lambeau Field. If the Carolina defense could have stopped Green Bay more Delhomme would have had a bigger day. The Panthers only possessed the ball for 22 minutes.
2008 Week 14 vs TB (14 / 20 / 173 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme didn't play very well in this game early on and didn't protect the ball, throwing two interceptions in the game. He was six for ten for 69 yards and one interception in the first half. He did have one big play when he threw a 38 yard touchdown pass to WR Steve Smith in the third quarter. The Panther offensive line and running attack took over the game midway through the third quarter as the Buccaneers simply could not stop the running game of Carolina. He did make some plays in the passing game when the game was close, but didn't need to make many in the second half because the running game was so dominant.
2008 Week 15 vs DEN (17 / 26 / 253 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had a good game, but it could have been great. Though Delhomme was effective, he just missed a number of receivers on potential big plays. Delhomme focused on his starting wide receivers and frequently found them open downfield. He completed five passes of at least 24 yards to Muhsin Muhammad and Steve Smith. Delhomme's interception came on a twice tipped ball. He found Steve Smith wide open on Carolina's opening drive for a fifteen yard touchdown. Delhomme overthrew Jeff King on another potential touchdown.
2008 Week 16 vs NYG (11 / 19 / 185 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had a fairly quiet game; he did not turn over the ball. Throughout the game he looked long to his receivers, and he found Muhsin Muhammad for 60 yards.
2008 Week 17 vs NO (14 / 20 / 250 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme only attempted 20 passes due to the offense game plan. The coaches relied on the rushing attack to keep the ball out of the hands of the Saint offense, and only passed the ball in either obvious passing situations or to keep the defense honest. When he did drop back to pass he usually had plenty of time in the pocket to find an open receiver deep downfield. The pass rush was only able to get to him on the final two drives of the game, sacking him once and almost getting to him on another play. On the final drive he was hit just as he released the ball and got up limping while running downfield. There did not appear to be a serious injury as he was able to stay in the game and throw another pass before the game winning field goal.
2008 Week 19 vs ARI (17 / 34 / 205 / 1 / 5 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme, who had a playoff record of 5-2 and QB rating of 95, only threw 12 interceptions all season but had five picked off by the Cardinals, two in the red zone. Only one pick could not be considered his fault, and Delhomme, as much as any one player can be, was primarily responsible for this defeat. He lost a fumble at the 13 yard line that set Arizona's go ahead touchdown and only hit Steve Smith on a short pass with less than minute for a meaningless touchdown. He finished with a QB rating of 39.1. Delhomme once served as backup quarterback to Kurt Warner with the Amsterdam Admirals of the now defunct NFL Europe.
2007 Week 1 vs STL (18 / 27 / 201 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had a solid game throwing for three touchdowns. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 201 yards which included a 68 yard strike to Steve Smith down the left sideline. Delhomme was not sacked and he did not throw any interceptions. He completed his first seven passes of the game and capped the opening drive with a ten yard touchdown pass to Drew Carter. He later hit Carter again on a nine yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to seal the game.
2007 Week 2 vs HOU (27 / 41 / 307 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Delhomme started off the game looking great. He connected twice with Steve Smith for touchdowns on Carolina's first two drives. With Houston taking over the game after that it forced Delhomme to throw 41 times. He completed 27 passes for 307 yards with three touchdowns. He also threw one interception. 164 of Delhomme's yards came when the game was out of reach.
2007 Week 3 vs ATL (10 / 18 / 109 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme made a lot happen with a few throws connecting on ten of 18 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown was a beautifully thrown ball over the shoulder of Foster right near the pylon. Later he connected with Jeff King at the goal line and King was able to stretch the ball over the line for the touchdown. Late in the third quarter, Delhomme threw an incomplete pass to the right and immediately held the elbow on his throwing arm. He was not hit on the play and did not return to the game.
2006 Week 1 vs ATL (21 / 39 / 186 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme's stats suffered with the absence of star wide receiver, Steve Smith and poor pass protection from his offensive line. He completed 21 of 39 attempts for 186 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Delhomme had another interception nullified due to an Atlanta penalty. The Atlanta pass rush put plenty of pressure on Delhomme from the outset which forced him to quick drops and dump passes for short yardage gains. Delhomme showed his frustration with his receivers and lackluster offense several times as he walked to the sideline yelling and waving his arms. Delhomme added to Carolina's struggles with two fumbles, losing one of them to Atlanta.
2006 Week 2 vs MIN (17 / 33 / 181 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme simply played poorly, but didn't get a lot of help from his running game. RB DeShaun Foster wasn't able to move the sticks and backup RB DeAngelo Williams wasn't really given a chance to see if he could carry the load. Delhomme was inaccurate on many throws, frequently high. He didn't protect the ball when being hit and fumbled at the end of regulation, but a bizarre interpretation of "his arm moving forward" reversed the call on the field and it was ruled an incompletion. Delhomme didn't handle the adversity well and was seen time and time again sulking on the sidelines.
2006 Week 3 vs TB (22 / 36 / 272 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)
Delhomme executed the Panthers' offense well except for a few overthrown balls. The problem for Delhomme was holding on to the ball. His two fumbles while getting sacked in the second half both led to scores allowing Tampa Bay to keep it close.
2006 Week 4 vs NO (19 / 29 / 169 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Delhomme targeted his main receiver, WR Steve Smith, early and often. He connected with the Pro Bowl pass catcher ten times for 87 yards, which are both more than 50% of Delhomme's production. Smith also recorded one of the two touchdown passes Delhomme managed in Week 4. Needless to say, Delhomme was rather pleased to once again have Smith back and playing after missing the first two games of the season. The Panthers and Delhomme were content to work underneath and short passes, trying for 10 to 20 yards at a time. Only a few passes even flew more than 20 yards, with the longest going towards WR Drew Carter and falling incomplete. Delhomme helped the Panthers control the game and move the chains all afternoon, but it was not in spectacular fashion by any means.
2006 Week 5 vs CLE (20 / 29 / 170 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme finished with a passer rating of 95.5 by virtue of completing 69% of his passes for an average gain of 5.9 yards per attempt. Had Steve Smith not dropped three balls, including a touchdown, these numbers could have looked even more impressive, despite the fact that the Panthers led comfortably for much of this game, and did not require Delhomme to throw often.
2006 Week 6 vs BAL (24 / 39 / 365 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme struggled a bit early in this game, throwing two balls off his back foot when the Ravens' defender was already in front of his wide receiver, causing a pair of interceptions. Delhomme responded by putting his trust in Steve Smith to make the big play after the catch and throwing the ball over the top to Drew Carter, mixing in mostly short passes to Keyshawn Johnson throughout the game. By the game's end, he had a passer rating of 88.1 by virtue of completing 62% of his passes for an average gain of 9.4 yards per passing attempt. The television crew counted at least four dropped passes by his receivers, which could have made his numbers even more impressive.
2006 Week 7 vs CIN (20 / 34 / 238 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme took to the air early throwing 11 passes on the Panthers' first three possessions. He led Carolina to an early lead with a nine play, 66 yard drive that concluded with a seven yard touchdown pass to Mangum. Delhomme threw his second touchdown of the half to a wide open Nick Goings in the end zone with 47 seconds left in the half. He was 20 of 34 in the game for 238 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Delhomme had a chance to answer Cincinnati's late score but came up one throw short for another comeback win by Carolina. Delhomme's two big pass plays to Smith and a 15 yard run by Foster quickly put Carolina with a first and goal situation and a chance to win. After two incomplete passes, Delhomme targeted Keyshawn Johnson in the back of the end zone but Cincinnati's Kevin Kaesviharn stepped in front of Johnson for the interception ending the Carolina comeback.
2006 Week 8 vs DAL (17 / 31 / 149 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had a sub par game. He couldn't get into any rhythm, and didn't get consistent production from Steve Smith and Keyshawn Johnson. Delhomme was visibly frustrated with dropped passes, one of which would likely have been a Johnson touchdown. His play in the fourth quarter was atrocious, and he gave the ball, and essentially the game, to the Cowboys on two straight possessions.
2006 Week 10 vs TB (22 / 34 / 240 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme was not very effective in the first half. He started well by connecting on a 22 yard pass to Steve Smith but every Panthers' drive stalled. Delhomme was intercepted by Ronde Barber on the Panthers' final drive of the half when trying to find Drew Carter. The second half was a complete contrast as Delhomme threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns and was error free. Delhomme found Steve Smith for a 43 yard gain on the Panthers' opening possession of the second half. He was fortunate not to be intercepted later in the drive but was able to lead the team into field goal range. Delhomme almost hit Keyshawn Johnson for a 29 yard touchdown on the following drive when Johnson appeared to make the catch in the end zone, but the pass was ruled incomplete. Delhomme responded by finding Steve Smith for a 21 yard gain and completed the drive with a four yard touchdown pass to Keyshawn Johnson. Delhomme finished strongly when the Buccaneers' defense blew coverage allowing Steve Smith to get open for a 36 yard score.
2006 Week 11 vs STL (13 / 25 / 191 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Aided by the team's 243 yards rushing, Delhomme only need to make sure he didn't screw up and lose the game. After having an early touchdown pass negated by penalty Delhomme threw a poor pass intended for WR Keary Colbert that was picked off killing a sure scoring drive. He rebounded later hitting WR Steve Smith on a long touchdown, but the pass was under thrown and Smith did a good job coming back to the ball. From that perspective Delhomme got lucky. The Panthers continued to struggle on third downs (currently last in the NFL at 26.9%). They converted six of fifteen chances on third down today, but it could have been more if Delhomme was more accurate and made better decisions.
2006 Week 12 vs WAS (23 / 38 / 168 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme faced a lot of pressure from a hungry Washington defense, and his numbers showed just how much. He was able to complete 23 of 38 pass attempts, but managed only 168 yards passing. Most of his completions came in short range, as the Carolina receivers could not find much open space deep in the Redskins' secondary. His long completion for the game was 19 yards, and he was intercepted twice. Delhomme connected with WR Steve Smith from eight yards out for his only score of the game, but his comeback attempt ended when he was intercepted on a deep pass intended for Smith with a minute left in the game. Delhomme was hit as he threw the ball deep into heavy coverage, and the ball was picked off at the five yard line, ending Carolina's chances.
2006 Week 13 vs PHI (22 / 37 / 269 / 3 / 2 pass, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Delhomme did not look sharp early in the game, but still posted good numbers in the first half. He led the team on a 63 yard drive on the Panthers' second possession. He found DeAngelo Williams for a 41 yard gain and then threw the ball just out of bounds to Keyshawn Johnson on the edge of the end zone. Delhomme completed the drive with a 9 yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith. Delhomme was effective on the Panthers' final drive of the first half. He threw a 27 yard pass to Keyshawn Johnson and then connected with Steve Smith for a 38 yard gain. He went back to Smith in the end zone and Smith drew a pass interference call. Delhomme threw a fade to Keyshawn Johnson for a one yard score to complete the drive. On the Panthers' second drive of the second half, Delhomme threw a short pass to DeAngelo Williams. It was a risky decision thrown into coverage, but Williams made the catch and took the ball 35 yards for a touchdown. Delhomme was not so lucky on the Panthers' final two possessions of the game. He threw a wayward pass intended for Nick Goings and was intercepted by Brian Dawkins. Trailing by three, Delhomme led the team inside the 10 yard line but was intercepted again after targeting Keyshawn Johnson in the end zone. Delhomme only targeted Steve Smith six times in the game.
2006 Week 17 vs NO (23 / 27 / 207 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Delhomme came back from his thumb injury after missing the last three games. He wore a glove on his throwing hand to help him grip the ball. He played an excellent game, throwing for 207 yards on 23 of 27 completions. He threw two touchdown passes to Steve Smith, the first of which was on Carolina's first drive of the game. He started off hot completing four passes on their first drive for 55 yards. His touchdown pass to Smith was a beautifully thrown ball that found Smith in the back of the end zone. Delhomme also led Carolina on a 14 play drive that resulted in a DeShaun Foster touchdown right before the end of the half. His second touchdown pass of the game came two plays after a Jamie Martin fumble deep in New Orleans territory.
2005 Week 1 vs NO (19 / 31 / 212 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 17 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had an inconsistent performance. At times he showed great patience in the pocket, making some brilliant throws to connect with his receivers. But at other times, Delhomme made ill advised throws, particularly on his two interceptions, which were thrown late and without adequate velocity. On both balls, the defensive back was able to undercut the route and come up with the interception. Delhomme showed a strong dependence for Steve Smith, who was back on the field after missing most of the 2004 season. The two connected on a 33 yard touchdown pass and catch early in the game. It looked like the chemistry between the two was just as strong as ever.
2005 Week 2 vs NE (11 / 26 / 154 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme completed less than half of his pass attempts, and made a poor decision in the third quarter on his interception, which was taken back for a Patriot touchdown. He was able to connect with WR Ricky Proehl for a 41 yard gain that led to a Davis rushing score. He was pressured by New England's pass rush the whole game, and could not exploit New England's injury plagued secondary.
2005 Week 3 vs MIA (19 / 35 / 285 / 3 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme showed excellent vision, seeing Steve Smith wherever he was running to. The Dolphins threw some blitz packages at him in the second half and recorded four sacks on the game, but Delhomme rebounded to knot the score at 24 with seven minutes left to play. He looked like the winning quarterback all day until he was picked off near the Miami goal line with under two minutes left to play.
2005 Week 4 vs GB (17 / 24 / 206 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)
Delhomme was consistent and efficient in leading his team to the victory. He completed a high percentage of his passes for decent yardage totals and two touchdowns. Delhomme didn't have any clear cut favorite receivers in this game, a marked difference from the high number of targets Steve Smith has seen coming his way most of the year. His two touchdowns went to tight ends; Kris Mangum and Michael Gaines. Delhomme was hit by Gbaja-Biamila and fumbled the ball away to the Packers in the fourth quarter, quickly leading to eight Green Bay points.
2005 Week 5 vs ARI (18 / 29 / 243 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme made all of the necessary plays at the right time, and finished with a 97.3 passer rating on the day by completing 62% of his passes. Big plays after the catch by Steve Smith helped to build an 8.4 yards per attempt average. Delhomme had one early interception which was not his fault, but showed true leadership in bringing his team back.
2005 Week 6 vs DET (15 / 25 / 236 / 2 / 3 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Delhomme has thrown a touchdown pass in 17 consecutive road games. He completed a four yard touchdown pass to Rod Gardner. Delhomme was intercepted three times and two of the interceptions were returned by the Lions for touchdowns. The first was a high pass intended for Kris Mangum. The very next pass he threw was his second touchdown an 80 yard pass to Steve Smith. Delhomme's second interception was a pass he overthrew intended for Ricky Proehl, it was returned for the Lions' second score of the game. Delhomme threw a third interception in the third quarter on a pass in the end zone intended for Steve Smith. Delhomme had a good drive going in the fourth quarter, he completed five out of five passes for 57 yards but it was stalled near the end with three rushing plays for gains of only two yards. The Panthers decided to go for it on fourth and one at the Detroit four yard line rather than attempt a field goal. Delhomme carried the ball but was stopped for no gain. Late in the fourth quarter, Delhomme ran to gain five yards, but took a shot to the head from Kenoy Kennedy on his slide. He was injured and did not return to the game. Coach John Fox said the injury was not serious.
2005 Week 8 vs MIN (21 / 30 / 341 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme had his way with the Vikings' defense and made it look easy completing 21 of 30 pass attempts for 341 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. His offensive line gave him plenty of time in the pocket and eliminated the Vikings pass rush allowing him to find his receivers often wide open. Although Steve Smith was Delhomme's favorite target throughout the game he did spread the ball around to eight different receivers. Delhomme's touchdown passes were from 13, one and 25 yards away to Smith, Mangum and Colbert. His 341 passing yards marked the seventh time in his career he has thrown for over 300 yards in a game. Delhomme recorded six passes of 20 or more yards in the game. This was Delhomme's best performance of the year as he prepares for next week's division showdown at Tampa Bay.
2005 Week 9 vs TB (11 / 18 / 216 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme began the game well, finding Smith and Colbert with passes of 14 yards and 18 yards for first downs on the opening drive. The Buccaneers were unable to generate much of a pass rush, frequently allowing Delhomme time to find an open receiver. He threw one touchdown pass on the day for 35 yards to Steve Smith. Delhomme looked to Smith eight times and only threw the ball 18 times all day as the Panthers ran the ball after establishing a big lead.
2005 Week 10 vs NYJ (10 / 20 / 119 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Delhomme only attempted 20 passes, completing half for 119 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers were doing well running the ball, and the defense was swarming all over the Jets in the second half. Delhomme's slow start coupled with the lack of a need to throw the ball in the second half led to a quiet day for Delhomme. Most of his production came in the first half, as he was eight of 13 for 109 yards, but his two second quarter interceptions helped to stall Carolina drives. The Jets' second half turnovers and the strong running game led to few pass plays in the second half.
2005 Week 11 vs CHI (22 / 38 / 235 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
For the first time in 17 road games Jake Delhomme went without a touchdown pass. He was harassed all day as his left tackle was unable to contain the Bears' pass rushers were constantly in his face. He finished the day with 235 yards on 22 completions on 38 attempts and two costly interceptions. Both turnovers were converted into Bear points. Of Delhomme's 38 attempts, 19 of them were in the direction of Steve Smith.
2005 Week 12 vs BUF (20 / 27 / 191 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
The Panthers attempted to play a possession game and Delhomme played very conservatively. Only two passes went for gains of over 20 yards. The receptions were shared among seven different receivers and Steve Smith only saw four targets on the day. Delhomme threw a three yard touchdown pass to Michael Gaines with just over two minutes left in the game. He might have had a touchdown earlier, but overthrew Keary Colbert in the end zone after the receiver had got open. The other blemish on his performance came when he was sacked by Aaron Schobel and then fumbled the ball away.
2005 Week 13 vs ATL (17 / 27 / 164 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme wasn't spectacular in this game, but he did a nice job of avoiding major mistakes and not taking any sacks. His lone interception occurred when a pass rusher hit his arm just as he was delivering a pass. Delhomme was accurate and efficient while taking all the underneath routes that were available to him. Delhomme's longest completion of the game was only 18 yards. He nearly connected with WR Ricky Proehl on a deep ball down the right sideline, but Proehl couldn't maintain possession of the ball as he came to the ground.
2005 Week 14 vs TB (21 / 33 / 220 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Delhomme wasn't given much of a chance early in the game. The Panthers brain trust kept the offense very conservative force-feeding the ball to RB DeShaun Foster. Delhomme only attempted nine passes in the first half. A large chunk of his passing statistics came on the final two Carolina possessions. Delhomme racked up lots of garbage statistics including his touchdown pass to WR Ricky Proehl. His interception at the start of the fourth quarter was a poor decision. His receiver (Proehl) was covered and the pass shouldn't have been thrown.
2005 Week 15 vs NO (13 / 21 / 176 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 1 rush)
Delhomme led a rather conservative passing game, aided by a strong running attack, to beat New Orleans and put Carolina in sole possession of first place in the NFC South. He threw just ten passes in the first half, completing eight of them for 116 yards including the 40 yard bomb to Drew Carter. The second half saw much of the same conservative play from Delhomme as he passed for just 60 yards and a touchdown. Delhomme finished the game completing 13 of 21 for 176, one touchdown and an interception. His touchdown was a 15 yard pass to Steve Smith. His interception was not his fault but instead a pass that should have been caught by Keary Colbert, who failed to come back for the ball thus the defender, was able to grab the ball as it reached Colbert's hands. Delhomme also had a lost fumble on a sack but New Orleans did not capitalize on the turnover. He scored his first rushing touchdown of the season taking a quick snap from center right up the middle for the two yard score.
2005 Week 16 vs DAL (14 / 31 / 260 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Delhomme did not look sharp, fumbling three times, completing less than 50% of his passes and throwing one seriously ill-advised interception. He did manage some big plays, two of which went to rookie WR Drew Carter, and kept the Panthers in the game. His 14 of 31 performance with 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns provided his owners with a good chunk of fantasy points.
2005 Week 17 vs ATL (14 / 20 / 163 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Delhomme connected with his favorite target, WR Steve Smith, for nine of his 14 completions and 131 of his 163 yards passing. He was very accurate, even more than his 70% completion rate would indicate. Two of his incomplete passes were thrown away to avoid a sack, and another was ruled a pass interference penalty for 39 yards. Delhomme played only 12 minutes in to the second half, as backup QB Chris Weinke came in to finish the game.