And they helped set the NFL single-day record for touchdowns.
Stick with me here.
The Panthers actually moved up a spot to first in the league against the run after holding New Orleans to 69 yards, with 38 of that coming on a run by Darren Sproles.
Despite giving up four touchdown passes and 313 yards passing, they moved up a spot to fifth in pass defense.
Despite giving up a season-high 31 points, they remained No. 1 in scoring defense with 188 point allowed (14.1 pg.). Seattle is second, allowing 205 (15.7).
It just so happened that Carolina's worst effort of the year came on a Sunday when there were a league single-day record 90 touchdowns.
The previous record was 87 on Dec. 30, 2012 (Week 17).
So at least the Panthers (9-4), who saw their eight-game winning streak end in embarrassing fashion, can take solace that they contributed to a record.