On September 11th, 2011, the Cardinals hosted the Panthers in the opening week to the NFL season. Despite the Panthers rookie QB, Cam Newton, throwing for 422 yards, the Cardinals were able to put up 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter which was enough to claim victory. The Cardinals 14 point surge included two huge plays, a 70-yard connection from Kolb to Doucet for a TD and an 87-yard punt return for a TD by Peterson. In Kolb’s first game as a Cardinal, he did put up an impressive performance with 300+ yards, 2 TD’s, and no interceptions. The Cardinals still have a very talented team that is only 2 years removed from losing in a close Super Bowl, let’s hope that Kolb can help bring the Cardinals back to playing at that level.
Next week the Cardinals will be playing in DC as they will be traveling to play the Redskins. Don’t forget to check Cardinals360 to read more about the upcoming game.