The Panthers have finished off their season with a three-game win streak, putting them at 8-8 and making everyone wonder what would have happened had they only gotten hotter a little earlier.
Carolina's 23-10 win over New Orleans on a frosty day was sealed when Julius Peppers made perhaps the last big play he will make in a Carolina uniform -- he made a diving interception of a short Mark Brunell pass deep in Panthers' territory. On the play, Peppers dove, tipped the ball to himself and grabbed it.
Matt Moore is now 6-2 as a Panther starter all-time and you have to think he's the favorite or at least co-favorite entering 2010 training camp to be the 2010 starter. Peppers' future is in limbo due to his contract status.
More to come: I'll post the traditional "5 things" blog around 5 or 5:30 once I return from postgame interviews.
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