Sunday, December 19, 2010

Arizona closes within 19-9 with 5:41 to go

Arizona got its first TD of the game with 5:41 left in the fourth quarter, but then failed on a two-point conversion. That leaves Carolina ahead, 19-9 -- a two-score margin that should be secure as long as the Panthers don't turn the ball over again.

Carolina was rolling inside the Arizona 30, ahead 19-3, when Jonathan Stewart lost a fumble. That led to Arizona's first TD scoring drive, set up by a long pass from John Skelton to Steve Breaston.

Breaston then scored the TD in a strange way -- Skelton completed a short pass, which was fumbled into the end zone, which Breaston pounced on.

The Cardinals then tried to fool Carolina on the two-point conversion attempt, putting three receivers wide and then running up the middle. Tyler Brayton stuffed Tim Hightower about a yard short, keeping Carolina ahead by 10.

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