Saints first-ever team to run back a blocked extra point for two points

Late in the first half, the Carolina Panthers called for Cam Newton to run a triple option from the New Orleans Saints' 5-yard line.

Newton stuck the ball out into Mike Tolbert's gut, read the defensive end and pulled the ball back. He started to run outside, but read the linebacker closing in on him and pitched the ball -- lefty -- to Jonathan Stewart, who took it across the goal line for a touchdown.

Stewart, because he's a Panther, celebrated his soon-to-be-game-tying score by doing a flying dab (and gave the ball to a Panthers fan in the stands, as you can see above).

Pretty creative.

Now we line up, let Graham Gano kick the extra point, and it's a tie game. Right? Wrong.

BECAUSE THE SAINTS BLOCKED THE EXTRA POINT AND STEPHONE ANTHONY SCOOPED THAT THING UP AND RAN IT BACK FOR A TOUCHDOWN! (Note: It's obviously not a touchdown. But what else am I supposed to call it? It feels weird to call it a two-point conversion.)

This was the first time in NFL history a team had returned a blocked extra point for a score and actually had it count (Baltimore did it earlier on Sunday but had it called back due to a penalty).

Stephone Anthony crosses the line with a blocked extra point return. (NFL on FOX)
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