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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Arizona Cardinals 26, Carolina Panthers 16

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz (86) reacts after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

After scoring 10 points in the first three quarters, the Arizona Cardinals exploded for 16 points in the fourth to pull off a 26-16 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. The Cardinals improve to 2-2 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 1-3.

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Offensive spotlight: Marquise Brown continues to impress as the Cardinals’ top receiver while DeAndre Hopkins serves his suspension. Brown finished with six catches on 10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Defensive spotlight: Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu had a day against the Cardinals. The fifth-year linebacker tallied a pick-six, a tackle for loss and 11 total tackles against Arizona. He earned an 83.1 grade on first review, which would be the highest single-game grade of his season.

Rookie spotlight: Panthers first-rounder Ikem Ekwonu looked impressive against the Cardinals, especially in pass protection. He allowed just one pressure on 37 pass-blocking snaps. He wasn’t as impressive in the run game, with a 59.1 run-blocking grade on first review.

Offensive line spotlight: The Cardinals offensive line had an impressive night against the Panthers. They didn’t allow a sack and gave up only seven pressures on 33 pass-blocking snaps. Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries was particularly impressive, with a 76.7 grade on first review.


Box Score

Passing
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Rtg
Kyler Murray 23.9 23 / 32 207 6.5 2 1 96.7
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Rtg
Baker Mayfield 8.9 22 / 36 197 5.5 1 2 61.9
Rushing
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Kyler Murray 23.9 12 26 2.2 1 10
James Conner 10.7 15 55 3.7 0 8
Eno Benjamin 5.5 5 36 7.2 0 15
Rondale Moore 3.7 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4
Darrel Williams 1.9 4 19 4.8 0 13
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Christian McCaffrey 25.8 8 27 3.4 0 10
DJ Moore 12.1 1 11 11.0 0 11
Baker Mayfield 8.9 2 0 0.0 0 0
D'Onta Foreman 0.2 1 2 2.0 0 2
Laviska Shenault Jr. 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Receiving
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Marquise Brown 20.8 11 6 88 8.0 1
Zach Ertz 16.7 6 6 47 7.8 1
James Conner 10.7 3 3 22 7.3 0
Eno Benjamin 5.5 1 1 9 9.0 0
Trey McBride 5.4 3 3 24 8.0 0
Rondale Moore 3.7 5 3 11 2.2 0
Darrel Williams 1.9 1 0 0 0.0 0
Greg Dortch 1.6 1 1 6 6.0 0
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Christian McCaffrey 25.8 9 9 81 9.0 1
DJ Moore 12.1 11 6 50 4.5 0
Tommy Tremble 6.4 6 3 34 5.7 0
Robbie Anderson 5.6 5 3 26 5.2 0
Ian Thomas 1.6 3 1 6 2.0 0
Shi Smith 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0

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