CHARLOTT, North Carolina. For the second consecutive week, linebacker Frankie Luvu was involved in a loss that turned into a touchdown for the Carolina Panthers.
Luvu parried a pass from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray with 12:13 left in the first half on Sunday and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown to give the Carolinas a 7-0 lead.
Luvu forced a first-half fumble on defense last week. Marquis Haynes Sr. picked up and came back for a touchdown in a 22–14 win over New Orleans that snapped a nine-game losing streak.
For the first time since weeks 9 and 10 in 2005, the Panthers scored a defensive touchdown in consecutive games during the season. It was their first choice of six since Kurt Coleman had it in Atlanta in 2016.
Luvu also had a big game before the interception when Murray lost by 3 yards on a scheduled quarterback run.
Luvu in the house‼️ pic.twitter.com/jRWwu5TYy1
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 2, 2022