We've just begun the second quarter, and Carolina just blew a big opportunity when Jake Delhomme threw a bad interception right at the Arizona goal line. So the Cardinals still lead, 14-7.
Carolina had gotten down into the red zone when Steve Smith drew a pass interference penalty of 45 yards on Arizona to get the ball to the Cardinals' 15. Smith got single coverage and would likely have scored if not interfered with.
But Delhomme, trying to find Smith again in the end zone (No.89 still has not officially caught a pass yet), instead got baited by rookie CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and got picked. Delhomme had Muhsin Muhammad available for a shorter gain but threw it toward Smith instead.
Meanwhile, the rain keeps stopping and starting. It was coming down pretty hard five minutes ago, but now it's lightening up.
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