In the first half of the first Thanksgiving game in Panthers' history, the Carolina defense feasted.
Linebacker Luke Kuechly became the first NFL player in 18 years to intercept passes on consecutive plays – returning the first one for a touchdown – but it was safety Kurt Coleman who emphatically started the onslaught that added up to a 33-14 victory at the Dallas Cowboys.
On the third snap of the game, Coleman stepped in front of a Tony Romo pass over the middle, picked it off, and didn't stop there. Coleman cut toward the left sideline, then cut slightly right inside the 20 to avoid a tackler, then cut clear across the field and weaved his way into the end zone.
Coleman, signed as a free agent last offseason, ended with regular season with seven interceptions, one shy of the team record.