When the Panthers last visited the Superdome, they were a part of history — and not the type you want to be involved with. Seconds after running back Jonathan Stewart scored on a five-yard run, the Saints became the first time to turn a blocked extra point into two points. 10 months later, Carolina's trip to New Orleans featured another forgettable extra point. After a one-yard Stewart score with 9:38 left, the Panthers appeared to have rallied all the way back from a 21-0 deficit. But instead of a 31-all tie, Graham Gano's kick sailed wide right. "I hit it really, really well, but just straight from the right hash," he said. "That was my worst play of the day. Every other play I had was really, really good. It just came at an awful time. I can't do that. I've got to make them." The Panthers' offense picked up Gano later in the fourth, tying the game at 38 with a short score by quarterback Cam Newton and a two-point conversion to wideout Devin Funchess.
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