Well, that was a quarter Jimmy Clausen would like to forget.
He just threw an interception inside the Cincinnati 10, which blew up Carolina's second good scoring chance of the game. This one came after Carolina's Charles Godfrey intercepted a Carson Palmer pass and returned it 38 yards to the Cincinnati 20.
Clausen for the first quarter: one lost fumble, one interception, one completion (for 14 yards).
Carolina still trails, 7-0, as the second quarter begins.
The defense is playing relatively well, though, having intercepted Palmer twice (and nearly doing so two other times). The Godfrey interception was caused in part by great pressure from Everette Brown and Charles Johnson around the ends.