The Cardinals made their way east to Charlotte to battle the Panthers. This was an ugly contest as both teams struggled to reach the end zone. Quarterback Kyler Murray served up a second-quarter pick-six.
But that proved to be the only turnover by the Cardinals on the afternoon as Murray threw for 207 yards and two scores. Kliff Kingsbury’s defense limited Carolina to only 40 yards rushing and forced Baker Mayfield into three turnovers.
For the second time in three weeks, Robert Saleh’s club erased a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to post a road victory.
Second-year quarterback Zach Wilson made his first start of the season and appeared undaunted after his team fell behind 20-10 early in the fourth quarter. He led an 11-play, 81-yard touchdown drive to help narrow the gap to 20-17 with 7:31 to play. And Breece Hall’s two-yard TD run with 16 seconds remaining was the difference.
Josh McDaniels’ squad entered Week 4 as the NFL’s lone 0-3 team. The Raiders had won four straight meetings with the rival Broncos and that streak continued. Josh Jacobs ran for 144 yards and two scores on 28 carries while the team played turnover-free football.
A pass rush that produced just two sacks in three games dropped Russell Wilson three times. Third-year cornerback Amik Roberston returned a Melvin Gordon 68 yards for a touchdown.