CHARLOTTE – The Panthers got the defensive plays they needed from rookie safety Jeremy Chinn.
They didn’t get them late enough, or often enough.
A faltering offense left the door open for Kirk Cousins, and the Vikings quarterback led his team to a dramatic 28-27 win.
That spoiled a two-touchdown day for Chinn, but the bigger problem was an offense that couldn’t get going early and stalled again late.
CHINN AGAIN AND AGAIN
The Panthers were a little flat in the first half, until Chinn’s two-touchdown outburst early in the third quarter.
His first came when defensive tackle Zach Kerr forced a Kirk Cousins fumble, and Chinn scooped it up and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown.
On the Vikings’ next offensive play, running back Dalvin Cook was struggling for extra yards when the ball
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