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Monday, January 5, 2009
Panthers have to watch for play-action passes

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

I'm sure Mike Trgovac is all over this, but just in case, we'll send a long some friendly words of advice for the Carolina defensive coordinator.

Watch out for play-action fakes. When the Cardinals used them against Atlanta, they worked perfectly. The Cardinals were 8-for-8 on play-action passes. They also used three of those plays on the final drive to gain 63 yards.

Here's a look at what the Cardinals did with play-action fakes against the Falcons.

Kurt Warner on play-action vs. non-play action passes
 Play ActionNon-Play Action
Comp-Att 8-8 11-24
Pass Yds 121 150
TD-Int 1-0 1-1
Passer Rating 158.3 62.8