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Saints hang on in wild fourth quarter to top Panthers


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Newton's pass on fourth down falls incomplete

Cam Newton tries to keep the drive alive on 4th down, but his pass to Ian Thomas falls incomplete and the Saints would hold on to win.


McFarland says Newton didn't look right in loss

Booger McFarland credits Cam Newton playing through an apparent shoulder injury, but says it showed in the Panthers' loss to the Saints.


McCaffrey uses his arm for 50-yard TD

On fourth down, Christian McCaffrey gets the ball in the backfield and throws to Chris Manhertz for a 50-yard score.


Saints hold on to win in wild fourth quarter

After Alvin Kamara scores a TD, the Saints hang on to win after giving up an INT to the house on a 2-point try and fumbling for a touchback.


Kamara speeds past defenders for the TD

Alvin Kamara takes the handoff and races past multiple defenders for the touchdown.


Brees looks to clean up 'little mistakes'

Drew Brees says the Saints need to clean up the small mistakes if they want to reach the level they want to be at.


Cam Newton: I've got to be better

Cam Newton describes his frustrations on things not falling the Panthers' way and reiterates that he needs to be better.


McFarland: Saints showed 'tenacity' and 'resiliency'

Booger McFarland explains how the Saints beat the Panthers and imagines what a Super Bowl between the Chargers and Saints would look like.


Panthers force fumble for touchback

Tommylee Lewis runs towards the goal line, James Bradberry causes a fumble and the ball goes out of bounds in the end zone for a touchback.


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