CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thrilling game, bizarre ending.
That's how the Panther-Patriots game is being described a day later.
Tom Brady and the Patriots came up short after a penalty flag that was thrown in the end zone on the final play was suddenly picked up and waved off, giving the Panthers a 24-20 victory over New England.
Here's what the national media is saying about last night's game:
ESPN: The Panthers' thrilling win over the Patriots was overshadowed by the confusing final play.
ESPN: Refs underthrow wiped out penalty
SI: Right and Wrong
Boston.com: Newton exposes Patriots defense
Boston.com: Inexplicable non-call
Sportingnews.com: Controversial call helps secure Panthers' victory over Patriots
NFL.com: Cam Newton leads Panthers to win in game of the year
Yahoo! Sports: Refs, Patriots blow it in loss to Panthers