Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey lead Panthers over Kyler Murray-less Cardinals

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Matt Rhule has Kliff Kingsbury’s number. The two met in 2018 and Rhule’s Baylor Bears beat Kingsbury’s Texas Tech Red Raiders 35-24. Kingsbury was fired the next day.

Carolina beat the Cardinals 41-21 in 2020 in Rhule’s fourth game with the Panthers.

It was an even bigger blowout Sunday as the Panthers led 23-0 at halftime and won going away 34-10.

In his Panthers’ debut in his second stint with Carolina, Cam Newton ran for a 2-yard touchdown on his first play and threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson on his second play. He finished 3-of-4 for 8 yards and a touchdown and ran for 14 yards and a touchdown on three carries.

Christian McCaffrey starred in his fifth game of the season. He ran for 95 yards on 13 carries and caught 10 passes for 66 yards. He had almost as many yards as the Cardinals, who finished with 169.

P.J. Walker, who started in place of the injured Sam Darnold, was 22-of-29 for 167 yards and an interception.

Colt McCoy started in place of Kyler Murray for a second consecutive week with the starting quarterback nursing an ankle injury. By the time McCoy left with a chest injury in the second half after a sack by Shaq Thompson, the game was out of hand.

McCoy lost a fumble and threw an interception and finished 11-of-20 for 107 yards. Christian Kirk was the leading receiver for the Cardinals, who were without the injured DeAndre Hopkins, with Kirk making seven catches for 58 yards.

7 responses to “Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey lead Panthers over Kyler Murray-less Cardinals

  1. Cam looks great, when you bring him in on the 2 yard line.

    We need to see him play a full game.

  2. The team goes as cm goes nothing to do with cam newton except him stealing some tds from cm

  3. Let’s not give Cam Cheating any credit. This team was winning with Sam Darnold. What is consistent here is that Christian is back. The stench of Cam Cheating will remind Carolina why he was a former player….

  4. I dont pretend to know how difficult it is to be a NFL player and for them to play at a high level week after week. The Cardinals injuries are a factor but it’s no excuse. They lost this game for 2 reasons…Colt McCoy played like a washed up backup QB after only a week ago delivering a decent performance….the BIGGEST reason for the loss was horrible play calling & coaching from Kliff Kingsbury. I’m a lifelong Cardinals fan and tired of hearing what a great coach he is and possibly coach of the year….What A Joke! He’s an average coach with a select elite players on the team. Without those players the team crashes back to reality….Hope the team gets healthy in time for a deep playoff run.

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