It has turned fully into a nightmarish game for Jake Delhomme, whose third interception (and fourth overall turnover) just led to more points for Arizona. Neil Rackers' 30-yard field goal made it 30-7, Arizona, with 4:40 left in the third quarter.
Carolina actually had a bit of life defensively in the third quarter. Jon Beason intercepted Kurt Warner to give Carolina great field position in Arizona territory with it still 27-7.
The Panthers had to knock it in from there to make this a game. Instead, Delhomme faked a screen to Steve Smith and instead tried to throw a slant to him. But Arizona CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie -- who is having an incredible game -- recovered to tip the ball.
Smith touched it, too, but really had no chance, and Arizona's Antrel Rolle intercepted it and ran it back more than 40 yards to set up Rackers' FG.
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