Ex-Chant Norman’s leaping interception saves Carolina

Lions Panthers FootballFormer Coastal Carolina standout and Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman made a game-saving interception in Sunday’s 27-22 victory over the visiting New Orleans Saints, and he even gave a shout-out to his alma mater on national television.

During a postgame interview on FOX, Norman was asked to describe the diving catch in the end zone with 1:09 remaining that allowed the Panthers to move to 3-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl 2003 campaign. “I felt like I was back in my days at Coastal Carolina,” said Norman, who also has a pick-6 in the Panthers’ season opening win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton threw for 315 yards and a pair of touchdowns to tight end Greg Olsen and also ran for a score. The Saints also got a strong QB performance from backup Luke McCown, who started in place of the injured Drew Brees. He completed 31 of 38 passes for 310 yards but his comeback bid was crushed by Norman’s leaping grab.

Photo courtesy of Carolina Panthers

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