5 most memorable Arizona Cardinals meltdowns of all-time
2015 NFC Championship
It was the Cardinals’ final playoff game before a five-season drought that they at least broke in 2021. Coming off of a thrilling 26-20 win over the Green Bay Packers the previous week, the Cardinals were looking to reach their first Super Bowl since 2008.
Unfortunately, the Panthers jumped out to a 17-0 lead and led 34-7 after three quarters, blowing out the Cardinals en route to their first Super Bowl since 2003. If it makes Cardinals fans feel any better, the high-profile Panthers offense forgot to show up in Super Bowl 50, losing the game 24-10 in what was Peyton Manning’s “last rodeo.”
It wasn’t the first time the Cardinals had trouble with the Panthers. Just one year before, Carolina ended their season 27-16 in the Wildcard Round. Since defeating the Cardinals 49-15 in the NFC Championship, the Panthers have also seen just one playoff appearance, and no playoff wins.