Cardinals 33, Panthers 13
Are the Cards a team to be scared of? I’d have to say YES! What a performance in Carolina, handing the Panthers their first home loss of the season (while getting their first east coast win this year) with an impressive showing by both the offense and defense for a change.
From the defense’s 6 turnovers, including 5 (count ’em FIVE) interceptions of Jake Delhomme (and almost 6 if Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s arms were a tad longer) and a fumble recovery, to the Boldin-less offensive play by Larry Fitzgerald, Kurt Warner, Edgerrin James, and Tim Hightower, the Cardinals are a force with which to be reckoned.
To be honest, I didn’t think they could stop Michael Turner last week, but after shutting him down, I was confident that the defense would step it up vs. the overrated Panthers. And they did.
The Cardinals have NEVER been to the Championship game since the merger (1970), so I’m sure all involved are quite excited.
The NFC Championship will be aired next Sunday, 1/18 @ 3:00 pm EST – hopefully in Glendale vs. the Eagles.