6:05 left, first quarter
On fourth-and-1 from Vikings 32 on the Panthers opening drive, fullback Mike Tolbert runs left for 2 yards. Its the first of two fourth-down conversions in the nine-minute, 29-second drive, which ends with Steve Smiths 2-yard touchdown catch.
7:33 left, second quarter
Facing a third-and-10 from the Panthers 44, Cam Newton gets great protection and throws to Brandon LaFell for an 11-yard gain and a first down. Seven plays later, Tolbert scores on a 10-yard shovel pass to put Panthers up 14-0.
36 seconds left, second quarter
Adrian Peterson runs 9 yards to the Panthers 4, but is stripped by cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who has the initial recovery. But wideout Jarius Wright emerges from pile with the ball, and Vikings get a Blair Walsh field goal three plays later for their first points.
3:14 left, third quarter
On fourth-and-7 from the Vikings 35, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis comes free on a blitz and forces an off-balance throw by Matt Cassel. Cassels pass is thrown well short of Greg Jennings, and the Panthers take over on downs.
10:54 left, fourth quarter
On first-and-10 from the Vikings 40, Cassel badly overthrows Jennings and is intercepted by free safety Mike Mitchell, who returns it 38 yards to the Vikings 21. Its the second interception for Mitchell, and sends many in the Metrodome crowd heading to the exits.
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