For a few real-life minutes, the Carolina Panthers were held without a touchdown they probably should have had. But three game seconds later, they made up for it and got their seven points anyway.
Devin Funchess caught a smoke screen pass from Cam Newton and strolled 28 yards for a touchdown, inflating the Panthers’ lead to 24-7 on the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins caught a break a play earlier when Curtis Samuel dropped a touchdown pass, but Funchess’ catch-and-run bailed the home team out and put the visitors further in a hole.
Outstanding audible by Newton. Funchess runs it in for an easy TD pic.twitter.com/1tTbAGu41c
— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) November 14, 2017
As he was falling after dropping the pass, Samuel appeared to injure his left ankle. Carolina trainers took the rookie to the locker room just prior to Funchess’ score.