It took a while for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson to get his first catch of the day against the Minnesota Vikings, but it couldn’t have gone any better once he did.
Anderson caught his first pass from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater near the end of the first half, and the result was a 41-yard touchdown that put the Panthers on the board against the Vikings.
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The play happened on third and 11 at Minnesota’s 41-yard line with 1:52 left in the second quarter and ended an 11-play, 81-yard drive for Carolina. After catching a short pass from Bridgewater, the 27-year old Anderson found himself open and sprinted all the way to the end zone while Vikings defenders could only trail him. It was Anderson’s second receiving touchdown this season and Bridgewater’s 14th touchdown pass.
The touchdown allowed the Panthers to tie the game at 7-all, although Dan Bailey’s 53-yard field goal with five seconds left in the half managed to give Minnesota a slim 10-7 lead after two quarters.
Carolina aims to win its fifth win of the season against seven losses, and will look to build on its dominant 20-0 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 11. They certainly hope that Anderson’s other catches from Bridgewater will go as well as his first one of the day.