Big players show up in the big games when the team needs it the most.

And for a playmaker like Greg Olsen, despite a year that was plagued by a nasty foot injury that kept him off the field more than he was on it, he saved his best football for a do-or-die game.

When in doubt for Cam Newton, he looked to his reliable tight end for the crucial late-game touchdown. What a grab by No. 88, who has now brought the Panthers within one score in a game that looks to be going right down to the wire.

Did we expect anything less in a crucial NFC South division rivalry game?