Originally posted on Charlotte Observer  |  Last updated 11/27/11
(By Scott Fowler, sfowler@charlotteobserver.com) It was one of the strangest things you will ever see in an NFL pregame warm-up. Two Panthers offensive players running directly into each other in a noncontact drill. Trainers flying all over the field. Both players holding their legs, writhing in pain and not getting up.That was the scene before Carolina's 27-19 road victory against Indianapolis on Sunday - the Panthers' first win in a month - and it threatened to become a symbol of the season. Quarterback Cam Newton had heaved a 40-yard practice pass in the deep corner of the end zone toward backup wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu, but starting tight end Greg Olsen thought it was directed at him and tried to chase it down as well.
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