Posted October 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Seven sacks, three interceptions and a lost fumble. Cam Newton had a miserable Sunday in Arizona. The Cardinals shut down Carolina's running game and zeroed in on Newton. The result was a 22-6 victory over the Panthers. Arizona celebrated the return of Pro Bowl inside linebacker Daryl Washington from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Washington had two sacks and an interception. ''Man that guy is special,'' defensive end Calais Campbell said. ''It felt really good to see him back out there. That guy makes everybody else around him better because he's so good that people have to concentrate on him and it makes all our jobs easier.'' Campbell had two sacks, one for a safety and one to force a fumble that clinched the victory. Karlos Dansby also had two sacks and an interception, and Patrick Peterson had a pick. Here are five things to know from Arizona's' victory: CARDINALS ARE LIVING OFF T...

Carolina Panthers take step back in loss to Cardinals

The set up couldn’t have been better. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was returning to University of Phoenix Stadium where he had led his Auburn Tigers to their first national championship since 1953.  It was also the stadium where Newton had thrown for 422 yards in his first ever NFL start. That game was a loss, but it announced Newton’s arrival into the league and with a bang...

Carolina Panthers lose “winnable” game to Arizona Cardinals, 22-6

The Carolina Panthers (1-3) were optimistic entering Sunday’s contest at University of Phoenix Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals (3-2). They were coming off a bye week following a huge win at home against the New York Giants. But dropped passes and not protecting the quarterback ended their hopes, as the Cardinals won 22-6. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said the offensive...

Bruce Arians says simplifying offense could net better results

Arizona Cardinals offensive players in the offseason had to learn coach Bruce Arians offense, formations, plays and concepts were installed, and there was a steady influx of information that would be added on the practice field. The Cardinals offense has gone in reverse the past two weeks, scoring 20 points, converting six of 23 third downs and committing five turnovers. Arians will...

Report: Panthers could start looking for a new coach soon

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Carolina Panthers are getting ready to look for head coach Ron Rivera’s replacment. Sources: #Panthers have begun laying groundwork for a possible coaching search, doing background checks on candidates. 1 candidate knows. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2013 This isn’t a surprise at all,  Rivera has never had the Panthers...

Panthers WR Steve Smith calls umpire 'garbage'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is still upset with the officiating in Carolina's 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, calling a member of Sunday's crew "garbage." The 34-year-old Smith took aim Monday at umpire Dan Ferrell, saying Ferrell was "the sorriest referee I've ever met." Smith added that Ferrell "received a check...

Panthers WR Steve Smith says referee was “Garbage”

Steve Smith just moved up my all tine favorite list. This rant was the best in a while. “I got a (pass interference) penalty, which is very interesting,” Smith said Monday, via The Charlotte Observer. “I got leg-humped and hugged a few times. Being a pretty good flag football player, I think I got my […]

Arians says he 'loves' Arizona's defensive image

Bruce Arians has 21 years of experience as an offensive coach in the NFL, yet his Arizona Cardinals are developing an image as a team that thrives on its defense. The offense? Well, it still needs some work. The Cardinals stifled the Carolina Panthers with a dominating second half in a 22-6 victory on Sunday. The Panthers' Cam Newton was sacked a career-worst seven times and...

Panthers moving on from Armanti Edwards

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports,  the Carolina Panthers are releasing former third round pick,  wide receiver Armanti Edwards. Edwards only have five receptions for 121 yards in his four year NFL career.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Panthers moving on from Armanti Edwards appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Carolina Panthers: Takeaways From The Disaster In The Desert

This will not be a play by play recap of the game, you could find that anywhere. Instead this piece will spell out the positives and negatives from the 22-6 defeat at Arizona. (Hint, it’s just about all negative despite the few highlighted players) Positives: Robert Lester: Two career games, two interceptions. Frankly, he and Mike Mitchell have looked fabulous together. Robert...

Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals meet in a Week 5 match-up on Sunday. Coming off a bye week the Panthers (1-2) are looking to climb back to .500 against a 2-2 Cardinals team who squeaked out a win in Tampa last week. Coverage of the game between the Panthers and Cardinals will air on FOX beginning at 4:05 pm ET from the Universtiy of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale...

Panthers guard Amini Silatolu left the game with an injury

The former Midwestern State University guard Amini Silatolu has been amazing for the Carolina Panthers since being drafted by them. Well today after Silatolu left the game due to a leg injury, Cam Newton was sacked for a safety. The Panthers already miss his services. @NFL_ATL: Panthers guard Amini Silatolu out for the game due […]

Steve Smith Calls Ump From Sunday’s Loss ‘Sorriest Referee That I Have Ever Met,’ Says He Was ‘Garbage’

Steve Smith had a rough game on Sunday, but the Panthers’ wide receiver isn’t willing to shoulder all of the blame. Smith recorded 60 yards on four catches, and was targeted a team-high 10 times during Carolina’s 22-6 loss to the Cardinals, but he thinks a certain referee had more to do with their defeat than his numbers. Smith dropped a couple of key passes throughout the...

Cardinals' defense stifles Newton, Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals gave Cam Newton a rough reception in his return to Arizona. Newton, back at the site of his BCS championship performance and his NFL debut, was sacked seven times, once for a safety, and threw three interceptions. Arizona used a dominating defensive performance to beat the Carolina Panthers 22-6 on Sunday. Daryl Washington, back after serving a four...
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