A heartbreaker, plain and simple. So many times to put away a very good team that was on the ropes, and so many times Carolina's done it. A missed field goal off from closing it out, unlucky wind from a productive third quarter, and a big lead dropped quickly.
It makes the New Orleans game huge, of course, to get much-needed rest time and a home game. Right now, things are just unclear - not a catastrophic loss, but certainly a missed chance at being able to grasp at something so huge.