Just as New Orleans seemed poised to complete a 91-yard touchdown drive on its first possession, Sherrod Martin struck.
Who knew Panthers safety Martin could hit like that? As New Orleans ground to the end of its drive, apparently on a TD pass to Lance Moore, Martin popped Moore with significant force at Carolina's 1.
Linebacker James Anderson dropped onto the fumble in the end zone and Carolina had dodged a bullet. It's still 0-0 after each team has had one possession apiece.