Riding a 444 yards total offensive output, the Carolina Panthers took care of the Arizona Cardinals in a gritty victory of 31-21, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 in Bank of America Stadium in Carolina. Contributing to this victory, Teddy Bridgewater threw the football for 276 yards, and two touchdowns. The Panthers also had a rushing game that produced 168 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Bridgewater finished the game completing 26 of 37 passes, to lead the way for the Panthers. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 98.50, coming from a performance that included 276 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception for the game.
Reggie Bonnafon and Mike Davis led the rushing game for the Panthers. Bonnafon rushed for 53 yards from carrying the football 10 times. Bonnafon was helped by Davis who carried the football 16 times for a total of 84 yards. In the passing game, Bridgewater was most successful throwing the ball to Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel. Anderson caught eight passes for a total of 99 yards, while Samuel contributed with 51 yards from three passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of one sack , one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the Panthers.
Compared to Bridgewater of the Panthers, Kyler Murray of the Cardinals threw for 133 yards with three touchdowns, and zero interceptions, completing 24 of 31 passes, for a 116.70 passer rating.
The rushing game for the Cardinals was led by Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. For the game, Drake rushed for 35 yards from carrying the football 13 times. Meanwhile Edmonds carried the ball 4 times for a total of 16 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Cardinals included Christian Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins. Kirk caught three passes for a total of 19 yards, while Hopkins contributed with 41 yards from seven passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Cardinals defense ended the game with zero sacks, and three tackles for loss, to go along with no forced fumbles.
With the win, the Panthers leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Cardinals record for the season is now 0-1.