Minnesota Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes didn’t think his interception before halftime was going to happen at first. He knew Newton saw him near Ted Ginn Jr., but he didn’t anticipate him throwing.
“I was actually kind of suprised he threw it,” Waynes said. “I was thinking I had help over top but I knew there wasn’t that much room left, and he just tried to fit it in there.”
The interception came with less than a minute left before halftime and the Panthers driving for a quick score.
Waynes’ interception ensured Carolina’s halftime lead was only two points, a deficit the Vikings would overcome with their first possession of the second half.