Odd ending to an entertaining half. Panthers call a timeout with two seconds left, presumably to ensure they don't have too many men on the field. Players are on and off and shifting and Panthers presumably try to avoid a penalty. But timeout enables John Kasay to kick a field goal as time expires. N.O. leads 20-13.
Before timeout, Carolina's Chris Gamble, who weighs 200 pounds, bumps 260-pound Jimmy Graham. Graham tumbles to the ground like a soccer player. Gamble, offended, nudges him. Graham goes down again. But there's no yellow card, green card or flag.
Jeremey Shockey, the former Saint tight end, runs onto the field and dramatically flops backward, trying to get the ref's attention and show what Graham did. Ref isn't fooled but Shockey is entertaining, anyway. Graham, too.
Panther head coach Ron Rivera infuratiated on sideline, I assume because he had to call the timeout to avoid the potential penalty.