Cardinals @ Panthers Game Notes

Cardinals @ Panthers Game Notes

Charlotte, NC - The Panthers still have not allowed a team or individual player to rush for more than 100 yards, holding Arizona to 91.  However, Arizona broke the 300-yard barrier by racking up 312 yards total offense.

Carolina turned the ball over four times while taking it away only once.  In the last two games, the Panthers have committed seven turnovers.

Carolina held the ball only 28:34 compared to Arizona's 31:26. One reason for the differential in time of possession: The Panthers ran the ball 24 times for only 58 yards, a 2.4 yard per carry average.

The Panthers continue to lead the NFL in sacks with 17, but picked up only one against the Cardinals, from Mike Rucker.  This brings Rucker's team-leading total to 6.

A rare sight at Ericsson Stadium: The Panthers attempted a fake punt in the first quarter.  They fell short, only picking up two yards on fourth and eight.

Julius Peppers nearly turned the tide when he stripped the ball from Jake Plummer's hands on the go-ahead field goal drive.  A repeat of the Ravens game was not meant to be, because Plummer recovered the fumble and completed a 17 yard pass to keep the drive alive.

Cornerback Reggie Howard snagged his first interception of the year.  Unfortunately, he was also injured Sunday and left the game.  No word yet on his condition.


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