In a game that many fans felt should have been canceled, the Carolina Panthers traveled onwards to Kansas City to play the Chiefs. It was just a day earlier when Jovan Belcher took his life in front of the Chiefs GM and Head Coach after killing his girlfriend.
The 2012 season has been miserable for both teams, but emotional fueled the passion on the field for Kansas City and it also fueled up their coach Romeo Crennel.
“As far as playing the game, I thought that was the best for us to do, because that’s what we do,” Crennel said. “We’re football players and football coaches and that’s what we do, we play on Sunday.”
Carolina fell just short of the victory, but it was a much needed victory for both teams, but with all said and done, Kansas City needed it more than anything.
The Chiefs are now 2-10 and the Panthers fell to 3-9. Carolina sits last in the NFC South standings two games behind the New Orleans Saints who sit third in the division standings.
Despite losing the game, Carolina did see some history made by their quarterback Cam Newton. Newton has become the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for over 500 yards in each of his first two seasons in the NFL.
Carolina will play host to the Atlanta Falcons next weekend. It is a matchup that they only lost by two points in Atlanta earlier this season. Will home-field advantage play out in their favor this time?