Panthers vs. Saints: Full match highlights and reactions

Panthers vs. Saints: Full match highlights and reactions

Panthers vs. Saints: Full match highlights and reactions

The performance of a single player on the outcome of a match can be more than crucial. This was reflected in the impressive win of the Panthers in their extremely important match against Saints. The New Orleans Saints’ impressive performance was completely overshadowed by a single player, Cam Newton, whose superlative performance saw his side through.

At one time the Panthers looked in a precarious condition. They were feeling the pinch as Newton was ordered to undergo concussion testing during the third quarter.

After the match, a very excited looking Newton said, “I was fine. I was even teasing him…The referee did an unbelievable job with making sure I was all right. Numerous times he asked me to look him in his eye just to see if I was focused.”

Patriots vs. PanthersThere is no denying the fact that Newton’s performance was crucial for Panthers’ victory. Now the whole world seems to be praiseful for his impressive performance. Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 41-38 victory over the Saints on Sunday. After his bravado and the eventual win for his side, a very excited looking Newton said, “I expected us to win the football game…We’ve got to find ways moving forward not to put ourselves in this position. This was a wakeup call for us. And moving forward, we know we can’t just win games by us showing up.”

But apparently he was not the only player who performed well. Drew Brees passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns. Saints linebacker Stephone Anthony returned a fumble 31 yards for a score, and also became the first NFL player to return a blocked extra-point kick for 2 points. The league made a rule change to allow such plays for the first time this season.


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