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October 26, 2008

1st Quarter Summary

Score: Cardinals 3, Panthers 0

The Panthers' offense didn't get inside the Cardinals' 40-yard line in the first period and was held scoreless.

Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner came out passing and led the Cardinals on a drive from their 17-yard line to the Carolina 1 on their first possession.

However, Arizona's chance foor a tochdown ended when the Panthers stopped rookie running back Tim Hightower on third-and-goal from the 1. He was dropped for a 2-yard loss and the Cards settled for a 21-yard field goal by Neil Rackers.

That was the first time this season that Hightower has been stopped in a key short-yardage situation. He had been 11-of-11 on third-and-1 and fourth-and-1.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on October 26, 2008 at 01:36 PM | Permalink


That pass interference call they missed on third down around the forty was pretty blatant. And we also saw Jarrett with another crucial drop that could have led to a first down on third. Additionally, what can happen when that silly reverse goes wrong. That pretty much blew up our first drive.

Posted by: MAProcton | Oct 26, 2008 1:47:38 PM

why is it with this team that a 3-0 lead feels like 10 points, a 10-0 lead feels like 17, and a 14-0 is like 28?

Posted by: wynton | Oct 26, 2008 1:47:40 PM

And there goes DeAngelo Williams, showing his TOTAL incompetence in pass protection. AWESOME.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 26, 2008 1:50:11 PM

I know its early but i dont see any heart out there from us?

Posted by: paul | Oct 26, 2008 1:53:13 PM

Because you're an idiot, wynton...what did a 7-3 or a 24-19 lead feel like on the road against the Chargers? What did a 10-0 and a 17-6 lead feel like against the Bears? What did a 7-3 lead feel like just last week? If you give up that quick, get some Lions gear, buddy.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 26, 2008 1:54:06 PM

What are we taking two bye weeks?

Posted by: Ashe | Oct 26, 2008 1:55:11 PM

That's two easy pass interference calls on DRC they've blown now.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 26, 2008 2:05:05 PM

I'm going to say this again this week. Coach Fox has to go. This team is too inconsistent. Weekend and week-out, we don't know who we are going to see. This is a direct reflection of the coaching.

The timeouts before the fieldgoals, come on, this strategy doesn't not work. We almost got burned for a touchdown, because we weren't prepared for the trick play. These strategies are played out. Just like the rest of our offensive and defensive schemes.

Fox has to go.

Posted by: Nick | Oct 26, 2008 2:50:22 PM

You're TOTALLY RIGHT, Nick. We were SO unprepared that we STOPPED the fake FG. Good call, chief.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 26, 2008 3:00:49 PM

Thanks Michael. We were unprepared. Had it been Boldin or Fitzgerald, it would've been a touchdown. We were preparing for a fieldgoal, and just about got burned.

And Michael, I'm not just talking about this one play. I'm talking about the blocked fieldgoals returned for touchdowns. The penalties and predictable play calling. The same plays every year.

Posted by: Nick | Oct 26, 2008 3:42:05 PM


How does that crow taste? lmao. More important, how fast does your mouth return to it's original size after taking your foot out of it. NEVER, NEVER, give up on the Panthers! It's a 60 minute game. It's losers like you who post before the end who make it easy to pick on. I'm sorry, but I had to respond to your idiocy! But hey, life is about living and learning, chalk this up and LEARN!

Posted by: Carolina Wild | Oct 26, 2008 4:28:23 PM

Hmm...which blocked field goal was that, Nick? Kasay hasn't even had one blocked since '05. Hardly seems like the kind of thing happening "every year," chief.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 26, 2008 4:48:29 PM

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