Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly gave the Panthers a 49-15 lead when he picked off Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and returned it for a pick-six. As he was in the end zone celebrating with the fans, a fan fell onto the field and Kuechly went to check on him.
Newton also had a 12-yard rushing touchdown in the third for the 34-7 lead. Panthers kicker Graham Gano made it 27-7 when he made a 21-yard field goal.
Newton had a one-yard run to put the Panthers up 24-7. Four minutes earlier, the Cardinals got on the board when rookie running back David Johnson scored on a one-yard run.
Ginn Jr. came to the Panthers after playing with the Cardinals last season. Ginn Jr. was also with the Panthers in 2013.
After the game, head coach Ron Rivera gave Ginn Jr. the game ball.
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