Thursday Night Football this week saw an NFC South showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints. Despite being ahead for the majority of the game, Cam Newton and the Panthers had to hold back a fourth quarter comeback by the Saints in order to win 23-20.
Newton didn't exactly have the best of games, as he only completed under half of his passes for 192 yards and a touchdown. He also only ran for seven yards after five attempts, hardly a performance that shows he is the current NFL MVP.
However, that wasn't what most fans made fun of him for on Thursday night, it was what he was wearing before the game even began.
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Prior to kickoff, the Panthers quarterback wore some cleats pregame that represents his fashion taste perfectly. They're definitely not a pair of boots you'll be able to go to the sports shop tomorrow and purchase yourself as they were zebra-printed with a fox tail.
And he was ridiculed on Twitter for wearing them.
The win on Thursday night now puts the Panthers' record on the same level as the Saints on 4-6, but they still need a significant turnaround in their play if they wish to reach the postseason this year.
This is the second week in a row Carolina has allowed an opposing team to get back into the game and score 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, so the team must become better at closing out games.
Their next two games are against the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks, who both have productive offenses and defenses, so they must be more productive, especially in the fourth quarter, otherwise, they can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.
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