Carolina's touchdown and drive attests to the difference between 2010 and 2011. Cam Newton kept the ball on third-and-two and picked up 14 yards and a first down, and ended the run with a stiff-arm. Steve Smith broke down the left side and was as open as an NFL receiver gets. Newton didn't see him and then he did, hitting him with a big-armed 53-yard pass. Two plays later Newton rolled into the end zone for a game tying TD.
With 14:55 left in the second quarter, the Panthers and Bears are tied at 10.