-- Carolina's Cam Newton hadn't lost a fumble all season until Sunday. He lost two in the first half, both of them leading to Vikings touchdowns.
-- Adrian Peterson is such a good running back that he seemed to be bottled up through most of the first three quarters (it was 21-all entering the fourth) and yet he also scored twice.
-- Gorgeous day in the stadium. I went to the top row of the 500 Section to get a feel for the atmosphere, and the fans were really into it.
-- The Panthers continue to have problems defending the tight end on pass plays up the middle of the field.
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