Saturday, January 10, 2009

Defense also begins well

Carolina still leads 7-0 after each team has had a possession.

Arizona looked like it might duplicate the Panthers' score when Larry Fitzgerald snagged a 31-yard pass from Kurt Warner to pick up one third down.

But then, as the Cardinals had a first-and-10 from the Carolina 26, the Panther defense caused losses on 3 straight plays. Thomas Davis messed up a running play for minus-1, Warner got sacked by Damione Lewis and then Julius Peppers made an incredible play on a screen pass for minus-7.

All that took the Cardinals out of FG range and meant they had to punt.

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