Cards linebacker shines in return
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Daryl Washington made a good defense better.
The linebacker, back from a four-game substance-abuse ban, had two of Arizona's seven sacks and one of its three interceptions.
"When you have so many guys that are as talented as we have, you've got to pick your poison, said end Calais Campbell, who had two sacks, one for Arizona's first safety in nine years. "You can try to take one of us out. … Somebody else is going to eat."
Carson Palmer threw a touchdown for the Cardinals but was intercepted three times as the offense struggled again.
"(The defense was) phenomenal, lights out and not surprising whatsoever," Palmer said.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, playing on the same field on which he led Auburn to the BCS national title, also struggled.
"We are not going to sob or get beside ourselves or go into a shell," he said. "We are going to keep fighting. That is what this team is full of."