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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (1) Cam Newton throws passes to receivers prior to action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton greet each other during pre game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis signals to the crowd as he hits the Keep Pounding drum prior to playing the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A young Carolina Panthers fan boos and gives the thumbs down to the New Orleans Saints as they are introduced on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (34) running back DeAngelo Williams breaks to the outside for yardage as New Orleans Saints (32) safety Kenny Vaccaro looks to make the tackle on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith pulls in a pass reception from quarterback (1) Cam Newton during first quarter action as New Orleans Saints (28) cornerback Keenan Lewis applies defensive pressure on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith makes a pass reception from (1) quarterback Cam Newton as New Orleans Saints (28) cornerback Keenan Lewis tries to break up the pass on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith celebrates his pass reception from (1) quarterback Cam Newton during first quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Quintin Mikell (27) knocks away a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) runs a play agains the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith (89) reaches for his knee after a play in the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Team personnel tend to Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith after he was injured during first quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Team personnel help Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith to his feet after he was injured during first quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Team personnel help Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith to his feet after he was injured during first quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith is tended to by a team physician after being injured during first quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) throws downfield as Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) pressures during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (89) wide receiver Steve Smith walks off the field with a team physician after being injured during first quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (76) defensive end Greg Hardy sacks New Orleans Saints (9) quarterback Drew Brees during first quarter action as teammates (97) defensive end Mario Addison and (99) defensive tackle Kawann Short assist on the play on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Curtis Lofton (50) wraps up Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) by the ankle for a sack during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly makes the tackle on New Orleans Saints (12) wide receiver Marques Colston following a pass reception on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (76) defensive end Greg Hardy kneels over New Orleans Saints (9) quarterback Drew Brees following a sack during second quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) brings down New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) for a sack during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Ramon Humber (53) holds the ball up after recovering the on-side kick against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Center) Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera watches the team's play vs the New Orleans Saints during second quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with (57) linebacker Jordan Senn prior to special teams vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (34) running back DeAngelo Williams fights to break free for yardage during second quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) brings down New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas (23) during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera shares words with field judge Bob Waggoner (25) and line judge Jeff Seeman (45) while playing against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (88) tight end Greg Olsen makes a pass reception as New Orleans Saints (41) safety Roman Harper looks to make the tackle during second quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (1) quarterback Cam Newton scrambles away from the New Orleans Saints defense during second quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (1) quarterback Cam Newton dives to regain control of the ball before New Orleans Saints (93) outside linebacker Junior Galette during second quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) picks off a New Orleans Saints pass in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (58) linebacker Thomas Davis celebrates his interception of a pass by New Orleans Saints (9) quarterback Drew Brees during late second quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) celebrates his interception of a New Orleans Saints pass in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) breaks away from the New Orleans Saints defense for a touchdown in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers led, 7-6, at halftime.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) breaks away from the New Orleans Saints defense for a touchdown in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans celebrate a touchdown run by (34) running back DeAngelo Williams during late second quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) breaks away from the New Orleans Saints defense for a touchdown in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won, 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) celebrates his touchdown with Travelle Wharton (70) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) and Mario Addison (97) converge on New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) for a sack in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) and Mario Addison (97) converge on New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) for a sack in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers led, 7-6, at halftime.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Ted Ginn, Jr. (19) races upfield past New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette (93) in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Graham Gano (9) connects on a field goal against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    The Carolina Panthers battle the New Orleans Saints in a heavy rain during third quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans celebrate the team's play and heavy rain during third quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A Carolina Panthers fan encourages the team's defense as a heavy rain falls during third quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fan Cindy Buchanan of Charlotte, NC encourages the team's defense as a heavy rain falls during third quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A camera technician wipes dry the lens of the overhead field camera during the New Orleans Saints-Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans cheer during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Rain water pours out of the stands during a heavy rain on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The Panthers hosted the New Orleans Saints in NFL action when the rain occurred during third quarter action at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans enjoy the team's action vs the New Orleans Saints during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) picks off a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly celebrates a stop on a New Orleans Saints runner during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly celebrates a stop on a New Orleans Saints runner during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly celebrates a stop on a New Orleans Saints runner during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (76) defensive end Greg Hardy battles New Orleans Saints (72) tackle Terron Armstead during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) makes a reception past Carolina Panthers' Drayton Florence (29) in the second half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham (80) is brought down by Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis (58) in the second half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas (23) is brought down by Carolina Panthers' Quintin Mikell (27), Mike Mitchell (21), and Thomas Davis (58) in the second half at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (76) defensive end Greg Hardy, (21) safety Mike Mitchell and (41) cornerback Captain Munnerlyn combine to sack New Orleans Saints (9) quarterback Drew Brees during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (76) defensive end Greg Hardy, (21) safety Mike Mitchell and (41) cornerback Captain Munnerlyn combine to sack New Orleans Saints (9) quarterback Drew Brees during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (21) safety Mike Mitchell celebrates his assist on a sack of New Orleans Saints (9) quarterback Drew Brees during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Carolina Panthers (76) defensive end Greg Hardy and (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly celebrate a play vs the New Orleans Saints during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    New Orleans Saints' Akiem Hicks (76) reaches out to sack Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (1) quarterback Cam Newton drops back to pass to a receiver during fourth quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (19) wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. sprints ahead of the New Orleans Saints defense following a pass reception from (1) quarterback Cam Newton during fourth quarter on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The reception was good for a 37 yard gain. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) throws downfield, as New Orleans Saints' Tyrunn Walker (75) tries to reach him past Ryan Kalil (67), during the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen (88) makes reception past New Orleans Saints' Roman Harper (41) and Malcolm Jenkins (27) in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (88) tight end Greg Olsen catches a pass from quarterback (1) Cam Newton during fourth quarter action on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The reception was good for a 14-yard pick up. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Domenik Hixon (87) hauls in the game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints late in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won, 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Domenik Hixon (87) hauls in the game-winning touchdown past New Orleans Saints' Corey White (24) late in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won, 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Domenik Hixon (87) hauls in the game-winning touchdown past New Orleans Saints' Corey White (24) late in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won, 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (87) wide receiver Domenik Hixon is congratulated by (35) full back Mike Tolbert after Hixon caught a touchdown pass reception from quarterback (1) Cam Newton during late fourth quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (87) wide receiver Domenik Hixon is congratulated by (35) full back Mike Tolbert after Hixon caught a touchdown pass reception from quarterback (1) Cam Newton during late fourth quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (87) wide receiver Domenik Hixon is congratulated by (35) full back Mike Tolbert after Hixon caught a touchdown pass reception from quarterback (1) Cam Newton during late fourth quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (1) quarterback Cam Newton looks to the stands as he celebrates his touchdown pass to (87) wide receiver Domenik Hixon during late fourth quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (1) quarterback Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown pass to (87) wide receiver Domenik Hixon during late fourth quarter action vs the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Ted Ginn, Jr. (19) hugs teammate Domenik Hixon (87) after Hixon caught the game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly walks out onto the field to congratulate his teammates following a series vs the New Orleans Saints during fourth quarter on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Right) Carolina Panthers (59) linebacker Luke Kuechly congratulates his teammates following a series vs the New Orleans Saints during fourth quarter on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans cheer during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Ted Ginn, Jr. (19) uses a towel to rally fans late in the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) smiles after the game-winning touchdown review against the New Orleans Saints was confirmed at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (41) cornerback Captain Munnerlyn breaks up a pass meant for New Orleans Saints (12) wide receiver Marques Colston during late fourth quarter on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (21) safety Mike Mitchell knocks down a deep pass meant for New Orleans Saints (80) tight end Jimmy Graham in the closing seconds of game action on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers (21) safety Mike Mitchell runs off the field celebrating the team's victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Saints 17-13.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) greets New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) after their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) points to the crowd as he greets with New Orleans Saints after their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13
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