Carolina has extended its lead to 16-3 with a field goal early in the third quarter, helped by an Arizona onside kick to open the second half that went awry.
Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt called for his kicker, Jay Feely, to try an onside kick down 13-3 at halftime. But Feely hit it poorly, knocking it only 7 yards instead of the required 10.
Carolina's Jordan Senn recovered at the Arizona 37. The Panthers moved to a third-and-4 from the Arizona 6, where Jimmy Clausen tried to throw a fade pass to Steve Smith but had it batted away. Kasay then came on to kick his third short field goal of the game.