Panthers rookie linebacker scores two defensive touchdowns in 10 seconds


There has been a lot of craziness in 2020, and during Sunday's Carolina Panthers-Minnesota Vikings game, one of the most insane sequences of the NFL season happened.

In a matter of 10 seconds, Carolina Panthers rookie linebacker Jeremy Chinn scored back-to-back defensive touchdowns after scooping and scoring on two Vikings fumbles, to put 14 points on the board for the Panthers in the third quarter.

The only other player in NFL history to score two defensive touchdowns off of fumbles was Fred Evans in 1948.

Chinn is the first player ever to have back-to-back defensive touchdowns and he became just the first Carolina player ever to have two defensive touchdowns in a game.

He's the first defensive player to score two defensive touchdowns since Los Angeles Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam did it in 2018, and the fourth rookie with multiple defensive touchdowns in the Super Bowl era.

The first touchdown was a fumble recovery after Panthers defensive tackle Zach Kerr sacked Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins to force a fumble and Chinn returned the ball 17 yards for the score.

The second touchdown came off a fumble by running back Dalvin Cook that was returned 28 yards to the end zone by Chinn.

Chinn has firmly put himself in the running for the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award this season and his first two career touchdowns on Sunday only adds to his impressive rookie resume.