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Panthers fans rate Norman’s game-saving interception best play of 2015 so far

Carolina Panthers’ cornerback Josh Norman’s interception to save a victory against New Orleans Sept. 27 was the most popular pick among Panthers fans for top play of the season so far.
Carolina Panthers’ cornerback Josh Norman’s interception to save a victory against New Orleans Sept. 27 was the most popular pick among Panthers fans for top play of the season so far. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Via my Twitter account @Scott_Fowler, I asked Panthers fans a few days ago what the best single play of the 2015 season has been so far for 7-0 Carolina.

I got dozens of responses, and the No. 1 choice in a runaway was Josh Norman’s game-saving interception at home vs. New Orleans. The second pick was Greg Olsen’s 26-yard touchdown catch vs. Seattle that clinched that comeback win. Oddly enough (to me at least), Cam Newton’s Olympics-worthy front flip into the end zone on a rushing TD got few mentions.

Here’s a sampling:

@Hooner49: Norman’s game-clinching pick vs. the Saints. Just JNo doing JNo things.

@TLeeG: The 26 yard TD pass to Olsen at the end of the Seahawks game. Shows we can come from behind, and put the league on notice.

@LamontBracey: the pick by Norman of Cam that led to their fight in preseason. This team was nasty and ready to compete from the jump.

@apackclt: was going to say Olsen catch. But Norman INT preserved a win & launched a star. That play prevented bad loss & put #24 on map.

@Jwhitleyradio: Harper Deflection v Indy we had no business winning the game at that point.

@PanthersSpain: you have to say Norman’s amazing pick in the endzone against the Saints.

@TrebTreb8: Mike Tolberts TD where he got bounced back along the sideline then barreled it in for the TD.

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