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Carolina Panthers rout Arizona Cardinals 49-15 to win NFC Championship
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Carolina Panthers rout Arizona Cardinals 49-15 to win NFC Championship
Monday January 25th, 2016

The Carolina Panthers increased their lead over the Arizona Cardinals to 24–7 late in the second quarter on Sunday after a fumble by punt returner Patrick Peterson.

The Panthers punted away the ball with just under five minutes remaining in the second, but Peterson was unable to make a clean catch, fumbling the ball away to Carolina.

After Jonathan Stewart helped get them down near the goal line, Cam Newton dove in for a one-yard score to pad the Panthers’ lead.

- Kenny Ducey

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