Panthers rookie Jeremy Chinn had a game to remember on Sunday, scoring defensive touchdowns on back-to-back plays against Minnesota.
The safety out of Southern Illinois scored his first touchdown of the game — and his career — on the Vikings’ first drive out of halftime. Defensive tackle Zach Kerr bull-rushed quarterback Kirk Cousins, forcing a fumble and ensuing scoop-and-score by Chinn:
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One defensive play and 10 seconds of game clock later, Chinn earned his second straight fumble recovery touchdown after he forced a fumble from running back Dalvin Cook:
Those scores gave the Panthers leads of 14-10 and 21-10, respectively, boosted Chinn’s chances of winning Defensive Rookie of the Year and gave him an incredible moment he will never forget — even if the Panthers lost a 28-27 heartbreaker.