The Panthers suffered a setback of their recreation towards the Saints when linebacker Shaq Thompson was injured early on. It occurred in the direction of the tip of the primary quarter when Saints’ Taysom Hill made a run and Thompson was concerned within the sort out. As Hill was being introduced down, Saints left sort out Trevor Penning by accident rolled into the again of Thompson’s legs. Panthers defensive lineman DeShawn Williams had been engaged with Penning and pushed him to the bottom. Regardless of the harm, the Saints continued their drive and finally kicked a discipline purpose, tying the rating at 3-3 with 36 seconds remaining within the opening quarter. The Panthers later supplied an replace, stating that Thompson’s return to the sport was uncertain as a result of a shin harm.