The Panthers had their chances, but trail 7-6 at halftime thanks to some oddities in the kicking game.
John Kasay missed his first PAT since 2005 after they scored an actual touchdown, but didn't get a chacne to make up for it just before halftime.
He was going to kick a 47-yarder just before the break, but a false start penalty on rookie OT Garry Williams backed them up 5 yards. Coach John Fox sent the offense back on the field for a Hail Mary instead of letting Kasay kick a 52-yarder, and it was predicatably incomplete.
DeAngelo Williams hasn't returned with his left ankle injury, and they're going to need something, because you sense the Vikings have a better chance of scoring at this point.