The pageantry before the start of the game is interesting, and clearly designed to fire up the home town crowd as well as the team. The people in the crowd are also fun. My favorite is the couple a row ahead, him in a Saints jersey and her in a Panthers jersey. While she and some other Panther fans in the area cheer, he just shakes his head jokingly back and forth.
The Saints come out strong, and are leading after the first quarter 14-0. The second quarter they still dominate and the half ends 24-10. Both teams score a touchdown in the third quarter. But then the Panthers pick up steam, and the game is very interesting. Panthers score three touchdowns to the Saints one, and the game is tied. 38-38. With much back-and-forth on the field the Saints have a drive going. They move downfield far enough to attempt a 51-yard field goal with seconds left the game. They score and the crowd goes wild! Saints win 41-38.