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 Newton exposes Patriots defense Inexplicable non-call Controversial call helps secure Panthers' victory over Patriots Cam Newton leads Panthers to win in game of the year

Yahoo! Sports: Refs, Patriots blow it in loss to Panthers

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