The Carolina Panthers routed the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 to advance to Super Bowl 50. The victory brought the Panthers their second NFC Championship Title in franchise history. They will face the Denver Broncos for the chance to bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
Several franchise records were set last night. Cam Newton’s 335 passing yards were the most in Panthers’ postseason history. The defense forced Carson Palmer into six turnovers — echoing former Panthers’ quarterback Jake Delhomme’s meltdown game against the Cardinals in 2008 where he turned the ball over six times — and tied a franchise record with forcing seven turnovers overall in a game. Leading 10-0, Newton connected with wide receiver Philly Brown for an 86-yard touchdown – the longest pass play in Panthers’ postseason history. To cap it off, the Panthers 49 points are the most scored in a Conference Championship game.