Delhomme betters Warner, Panthers edge Cards 27-23Posted: Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- On the day the NFL played in Europe, two former Amsterdam Admirals teammates put on a quarterbacking clinic stateside.
Kurt Warner put up the better numbers, but Jake Delhomme engineered the comeback that kept the Carolina Panthers unbeaten at home and atop the NFC South. Delhomme threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns, including a go-ahead 65-yard strike to Steve Smith, and the Panthers held off the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 on Sunday.
The Panthers (6-2) rallied from a 17-3 third-quarter deficit despite Warner's big day. He threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to Anquan Boldin. But the Cardinals (4-3) continued their road woes in part thanks to a botched fake field goal and a missed extra point.