WATCH: Awful call gives Carolina Panthers early lead over Arizona Cardinals

Posted at 10:27 AM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 18:05:52-04

As if the Arizona Cardinals need any more bad luck this season.

On the Cardinals' first possession of their game Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers -- a rematch of the 2015 NFC Championship game in which the Panthers ran roughshod over the Cards -- Palmer appeared to throw an incomplete shovel pass on third down.


Officials never blew the whistle on the play, and Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis returned the ball 46 yards for a touchdown.

No worries, though -- turnovers (and touchdowns) are automatically reviewed, and this one would surely be overturned upon replay.


The play was never reviewed. The call inexplicably stood, and the Panthers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead.

Amazing. Watch the play for yourself.

The Panthers went on to win the game 30-20 in a matchup that saw safety Tyrann Mathieu leave early with an injury.