Players and fans savor electric game day atmosphere in London

Check out photos of some of the Carolina fans who attended the game against the Buccaneers in London.

LONDON -- When football players in the English Premier League come off the pitch, it's essentially tradition to head toward their group of traveling fans and clap as a way of showing appreciation.

The Panthers fans who made their way to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium deserve a standing ovation.

"When you get a group of your own fans that come in droves like they did, not just enjoy the UK, but to enjoy an opportunity to watch a football game -- that was pretty cool," head coach Ron Rivera said. "That was very special."

It was supposed to be a Buccaneers home game, as the signage around the stadium indicated. But the noise indicated something else entirely. Carolina's supporters were in full voice from beginning to end. The players of course took notice throughout the game.

There wasn't an empty seat to be found at Tottenham Stadium, making for a truly electric atmosphere as the Panthers and Buccaneers squared off.

"Packed to the brim," quarterback Kyle Allen said. "I remember running out of that tunnel, I was psyched to play. Fans were loud, stayed the whole game, rain or shine."

"To come out for the warmup, coin toss, pregame and have every seat filled with people on their feet cheering -- that's pretty cool," tight end Greg Olsen added. "You can tell the fans here are really excited to have the NFL. They treated us really well. We had a great experience. It was a lot of fun."

This was clearly a memorable four quarters of football for the players. Perhaps even more so for the fans who helped create that atmosphere.

Here's what some of them had to say about their experience watching the Panthers beat the Bucs in London:

Lastly, here's my own contribution from Sunday's game.

This video of Efe Obada walking off the field a winner will be my lasting memory from a game that had plenty to choose from.

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