The race for pole position to win the NFC South at 6-10 or perhaps 7-9 has gotten heated. Cam Newton scored on a quarterback sneak to put Carolina up 17-0 early in New Orleans. Afterwards, there was a little bit of bumping, Newton taunted Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and turned around to do his Superman celebration, and the teams got a little bit chippy. Eventually, Panthers tight end Brandon Williams threw a punch at Jordan, and got himself ejected from the game. There were offsetting personal foul penalties in the scrum.
The Panthers would go onto crush the Saints 41-10, as Atlanta Falcons cheered everywhere.