With five minutes left in the third quarter, Christian McCaffrey had only 10 touches and the Carolina offense was floundering, down 27-15.
It wasn’t until Brady went to McCaffrey repeatedly during a 17-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that the offense flourished. He had 11 touches on the drive.
But, with the Panthers needing a foot on fourth down to continue a potential go-ahead drive from the Las Vegas 46, the call on fourth and short went to fullback Alex Armah, who was stopped for no gain. McCaffrey finished with 23 carries and 96 yards rushing.