It is officially a rout in Arizona.
The Panthers answered the Cardinals’ field goal with a touchdown and 2-point conversion and now lead 31-3 in the third quarter.
The Cardinals have had injury added to insult with backup Colt McCoy leaving the game with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter. He walked off the field — without signaling for help from the team’s medical personnel — and went directly into the medical tent after a sack by Shaq Thompson.
Third-string quarterback Chris Streveler entered the game.
The Cardinals announced McCoy has a chest injury.
The Cardinals began the day without Kyler Murray, who is missing his second consecutive game with an ankle injury. Arizona also doesn’t have star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who is inactive with a hamstring injury.
Newton has run for a 2-yard touchdown and thrown for a 2-yard touchdown. He is 3-of-4 for 8 yards and a touchdown and has rushed for 6 yards and a touchdown on two carries.