Were the Panthers rubbing the Cardinals' nose in it Sunday?

BY Nunzio Ingrassia • January 25, 2016

The Panthers had virtually sealed a trip to the Super Bowl, as Devin Funchess scored on a 5-yard pass to up the lead to 40-15 with 5:26 left in a game all but over.

So what did Carolina decide to do? Go for two.

With a 25-point lead in hand and a Cardinals team all but defeated, the Panthers gave their NFC Championship opponent a going-away present with what appeared to be an unnecessary two-point conversion.

The Panthers are known for having fun, and they were in rare form Sunday.

Here's a majority of the Panthers team dabbing late in the fourth quarter.

Here's Kurt Coleman and Tre Boston after a fourth-quarter interception with the Panthers up 34-15.

Here's Cam Newton dancing with players after Tre Boston's interception with the Panthers up 49-15.

Will the Panthers continue to have their version of fun in Super Bowl 50? The Denver Broncos might have something to say about that.

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