Carolina Panthers get pick-six off Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the second straight week, linebacker Frankie Luvu was involved in a turnover turned into a touchdown for the Carolina Panthers.

Luvu picked off a pass from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray with 12:13 left in the first half Sunday and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown to give Carolina a 7-0 lead.

Last week, Luvu forced a first-half fumble that defensive end Marquis Haynes Sr. picked up and returned for a touchdown in a 22-14 victory over New Orleans that snapped a nine-game losing streak.

This is the first time since Weeks 9 and 10 in 2005 that the Panthers have scored a defensive touchdown in consecutive games within a season. It was their first pick-six since safety Kurt Coleman had one in 2016 at Atlanta.

Luvu also had a big play before the interception, throwing Murray for a 3-yard loss on a designed quarterback run.