Jimmy Clausen, Panthers shut down Cardinals 19-12Posted: Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jimmy Clausen outplayed John Skelton in a matchup of rookie quarterbacks and John Kasay kicked four field goals as the Carolina Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals 19-12 on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Clausen threw only his second touchdown pass of the season in his first win in eight starts.
Jonathan Stewart rushed for 137 yards and the Panthers (2-12) gave coach John Fox a win in likely his final home game in Carolina.
Fox, in the final year of his contract, also ensured a winning regular-season record in Carolina as he improved to 73-69 in a rare bright spot amid a miserable year.
The Cardinals (4-10) mustered 218 yards in their eighth loss in nine games.
In his second start, Skelton threw an interception and lost a fumble.
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