But the defense also fell apart in the second half ? turning a somewhat close 17-0 halftime deficit into an insurmountable Panthers? lead.
Perry Fewell?s defense was focused all week on containing Cam Newton, just like the unit did last year in the Giants? 36-7 Week 3 win in Carolina. Newton however had other plans this go-around, as he burned Big Blue?s defense with both his arm and his legs.