- ARI 287
- 476 CAR
- ARI 7
- 1 CAR
- ARI 21
- 21 CAR
- Charlotte, NC 28202
- Line: CAR -3.0
- Over/Under: 47
Super Cam to Super Bowl
How the Panthers dismantled the Cardinals
Graham Gano 45 Yd Field Goal
8 plays, 39 yards, 3:56
Ted Ginn Jr. 22 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
5 plays, 49 yards, 3:16
Corey Brown 86 Yd pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano Kick)
3 plays, 88 yards, 0:59
David Johnson 1 Yd Run (Chandler Catanzaro Kick)
10 plays, 79 yards, 6:03
Cam Newton 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
5 plays, 46 yards, 2:49
Graham Gano 21 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 80 yards, 7:10
Cam Newton 12 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
8 plays, 79 yards, 4:11
Darren Fells 21 Yd pass from Carson Palmer (J.J. Nelson Run for Two-Point Conversion)
10 plays, 80 yards, 2:52
Devin Funchess 5 Yd pass from Cam Newton (Cam Newton Pass to Mike Tolbert for Two-Point Conversion)
9 plays, 84 yards, 6:12
Luke Kuechly 22 Yd Interception Return (Graham Gano Kick)
1 play, 0 yards, 0:15
Cam Newton's 88.4 Total QBR was 83.4 points better than Carson Palmer's Sunday. That's the 2nd-largest Total QBR disparity in a single postseason game in the last 10 seasons, bested only by another Cardinals/Panthers game. In the 2008 Divisional Playoffs, Kurt Warner had a Total QBR 85.6 points better than Jake Delhomme, whose 0.7 mark is the worst of any player in a single postseason game in the last 10 seasons.
The Panthers have scored 80 points in their first two postseason games. That's tied for the 3rd-most points by any team in its first two postseason games since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970. Only the 1990 Bills (95) and the 1994 49ers (82) scored more.
From Elias: Carson Palmer's 6 turnovers tied the all-time record in a playoff game. He's the 8th player to do it.
Luke Kuechly is the first player in the Super Bowl era to return an interception for a touchdown in consecutive playoff games. He's one of four players in the Super Bowl era with multiple pick-sixes in a single postseason, and the first linebacker. The other three players are Asante Samuel (2006), Dwight Smith (2002) and Aeneas Williams (2001).
Carson Palmer became the 2nd quarterback in the last 15 seasons to throw 3 4th-quarter interceptions in a postseason game (Brett Favre - 2011 Divisional Round at Rams). Palmer threw four 4th-quarter picks this postseason after throwing just 1 during the regular season.The Cardinals lost 3 fumbles in the 1st half Sunday, tied for their most fumbles in any half in the last 15 seasons including playoffs. It is also just the 3rd time in the last 15 postseasons that a team lost 3 fumbles in a single half (Bears in 2006 Super Bowl, Bengals in 2015 Wild Card).Larry Fitzgerald had 2 drops Sunday, matching his total during the regular season. It is Fitzgerald's first game with multiple drops since Week 1 of 2009 against the 49ers. He did not have any drops in his previous 8 postseason games.
Cam Newton went 4-of-7 for 208 yards a touchdown (and interception) passing 20 or more yards downfield Sunday. Newton was 4-of-12 for 120 yards a touchdown and an interception on such passes in his postseason career prior to Sunday.
Cam Newton had struggled against the Cardinals blitz in his career, with all 12 of his sacks and 4 of his 5 interceptions in those games coming against extra pass rushers. Newton threw both his touchdowns against the blitz Sunday and didn't take a sack.
Cam Newton: 1st player in Super Bowl Era (since 1966) with 300 Pass yards and multiple rush TD in a postseason game
Panthers: at least 100 Rush yds in 31 straight games (including postseason), 3rd-longest streak since merger
Cam Newton: 86-yard TD pass to Corey BrownLast TD pass of at least 86 yards in a conference championship was by Brett Favre, 2007 NFC Championship against Giants-- 90 yards to Donald Driver
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck tried his hand at auto racing on Wednesday, doing a few laps with former Indy 500 champion Mario Andretti.
Broncos offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo will get a shot at guard this season, but the coaches know he also has the ability to play tackle.
New York Jets DT Sheldon Richardson is keeping a positive attitude regarding his offseason workouts and possible discipline from the NFL.
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini says that with Ryan Fitzpatrick still unsigned, Geno Smith led the first-team offense and looked sharp on Wednesday and Smith said he sees this as an opportunity.
ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards explains that kicker Blair Walsh will be able to put last year's wild-card field goal miss behind him because the Vikings will provide the opportunity for him to get back in similar situations over and over again.
Undrafted rookie Claudell Louis relishes the chance to play for Buffalo, an opportunity he didn't think possible on his accidental path to football.