The fourth quarter began with a near pick of Kurt Warner’s first pass, which he paid no mind and hit Breaston for a 21-yard gain on the following play. Warner hit Breaston on the following play for 7 yards, and gained the first down on a 12 yard pas to tight end Leonard Pope. Boldin caught a pass before the Cardinals received an automatic first down on an 5-yard illegal contact. John Beason intercepted a Warner pass tipped by Early Doucet and returned to the 50-yard line.
After the Carolina completed a couple of running plays and a short throw to King, Kasay knocked in a 50-yard field goal, putting the Panthers up 27-23.
Warner threw another near interception to begin their drive from the 20-yard line. He converted a first down to Hightower on the next play. Another tip on a Warner pass came on first down. Urban caught a 20-yard pass that was called back on a hold call. Johnson registered his second sack of the day when the Cardinals faced a second-and-20 down. They later punted on fourth down.
When they began their drive, Carolina was set in running the clock off with the run and did just that. They finished with a 23-27 win.
4th quarter: Panthers:27; Cardinals:23