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Saints, Panthers brawl in first quarter of NFC South matchup

Tempers flared Sunday as the Carolina Panthers started to pull away from the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter of their NFC South matchup.

Following a Cam Newton touchdown, which put the Panthers up 17-0, shoving ensued, leading to a giant melee between players in the end zone.

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For their role in the fight, Panthers tight end Brandon Williams was ejected, while Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton was flagged. It appeared that quarterback Cam Newton taunted Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan right before the fight broke out. Newton was not flagged.

The Panthers' Twitter feed seemed to sum it up perfectly: