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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Here are some facts and figures from the game:• The Panthers 34-point margin of victory was the largest in the history of the NFC Championship Game, surpassing the Dallas Cowboys’ 37-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams in 1976. The largest margin in any conference championship game happened in 1991 when the Buffalo Bills beat the Los Angeles Raiders 51-3.• This was the first time the Cardinals have committed seven turnovers in a game since 2009 when they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 58-0 in Week 14. It’s the eighth time Arizona has had seven or more turnovers in a contest since the team moved to the Valley before the 1988 season. Of course, they’re 0-8 in those games, with an average margin of defeat of 26.4 points.7 turnovers by Cardinals are the most by any team in any playoff game since the Packers had 8 in the 2001 NFC Divisional Playoff at Rams— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 25, 2016• Sunday marked just the fourth time Carson Palmer has thrown four interceptions in a single game in his career. The last time was Week 15 of the 2013 season when he threw four against the Seattle Seahawks — a game the Cardinals actually won 17-10. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It’s definitely not the way the Arizona Cardinals wanted to end a stellar season.Cam Newton threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more while Arizona committed seven turnovers in a 49-15 loss in the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium.Outside of a few minutes in the second quarter, the game was never really in doubt. Carolina, who boasted the league’s best regular-season record, dominated in all phases of the football game. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img

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