Winning the coin toss for the first time this season certainly seemed like a sign of things to come for the Carolina Panthers as they scored an upset victory over the Atlanta Falcons, one which Panthers fans were quick to credit to the offense and quarterback Cam Newton.
Over at Cat Scratch Reader, the reaction was somewhat muted, but it was easy to see the joy the bloggers took in breaking down the Panthers' best win of the season.
Newton's day was nothing short of "exceptional" for the bloggers, who lauded the offense overall. But once the Falcons got the ball, it was the defense that stepped up for the Panthers to seal the victory.
Once the Falcons pulled within 10 points in 4th quarter the defense stepped up again. ...
- Uncle Luke Kuechly was again all over the field finishing with 11 tackles and 5 assists.
- LB Thomas Davis had the defensive play of the day with the 4th down INT