Once again, the Arizona Cardinals didn’t start well in the third quarter, fumbling on the first possession. However, this week, they didn’t let the 17-0 halftime lead slip away. The St. Louis Rams scored their only third quarter touchdown of the season to bring them within 10, however that was as close as it would get as the Cards offense balanced a strong passing attack with a decent rushing attack en route to a 31-10 victory.
I still don’t get the feeling that the Cards are running on all cylinders, at least not all of them at the same time. I don’t know what happens at halftime in that locker room, however whatever it is, it needs to change. They got away with it the past two weeks because it was Detroit and St. Louis. They might not get away with it against Green Bay next week or in the playoffs. Even Detroit caught them before the Cards closed the deal late in the game.
Kurt Warner threw two touchdowns, including his 100th TD as a Cardinal. Also, receiver Early Doucet scored his first NFL career touchdown.
The Cards got their 10th victory, their first 10-win season since 1976 when they were still in St. Louis. Why stop there though? This team needs to play regulars next week and play strong heading into the playoffs.