The Panthers did what?!?
They did this for some inexplicable reason: As the Saints -- with no timeouts, mind you -- hurried their field-goal unit on the field for a last-second attempt, the Panthers called a timeout. Can you believe that? The Panthers called a timeout.
Instead of having the clock run out or, at the very least, New Orleans kicker John Kasay flustered for the field-goal attempt, Carolina gave him time to compose himself before nailing a 46-yarder as time expired.
The Panthers might have called the timeout because they, too, were in a rush to set up their field-goal blocking unit and feared being flagged for having too many men on the field. But that begs this question: Why wouldn't you just leave your defense out there to give the clock a chance to expire?
OK, Ron Rivera. It's your move. Explain this, please.