Panthers Beat Division Rivals Saints 23-20 Despite Only 3 Points In The Second Half

The last place Carolina Panthers secured a huge win last night against their division rival New Orleans Saints.

At the end of the first half, Cam Newton connected with Ted Ginn Jr. for a remarkable 40 yard touchdown. The catch was first ruled incomplete as the referee thought Ginn went out of bounds before securing the ball. But after review, he skillfully dragged his back foot as he was sliding out of bounds.

Check out the amazing catch below:

The catch gave the Panthers a 20-3 lead going into the half. Kelvin Benjamin left the game with an apparent shoulder injury, but later returned. The second half was a completely different story as injuries played a big role. The Panthers’ Luke Kuechly suffered a concussion and was sobbing on the field. Ryan Kalil, Mario Addison and Leonard Johnson all suffered injuries as well. The Saints’ starting running back, Mark Ingram, suffered a concussion as well and had to leave the game.

But behind Drew Brees, the Saints were able to stage a late game comeback. After the 3rd quarter, the Panthers led 23-3. Brees was able to bring his team within a field goal as they scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th.

With the game on the line and a little over 2 minutes remaining on the clock, Cam Newton and the Panthers faced a 3rd and long. Cam was able to hit Kelvin Benjamin for the first down that all but iced the game. Drew Brees was able to get the ball back with 28 seconds left but without any timeouts, he couldn’t get his team to within field goal range.

The Panthers are still in last place with a 4-6 record with the Saints just barely above them with the same record.

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