Not exactly the kind of start I expected the Arizona Cardinals to have today against the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland took the opening drive for a Peyton Hillis touchdown run and opened up an early 7-0 lead. Both Browns first quarter and Hillis touchdowns have been rarities for the team from the mistake by the lake.
The Cardinals did nothing on their opening drive but moved the ball a bit on their second drive before stalling. They ended up punting on the second drive but not before a Todd Heap sighting. Heap caught a pass. I almost forgot what he looked like. Either way, it was nice to see him back on the playing field.
With both starting quarterbacks out, Kevin Kolb for the Cards and Colt McCoy for the Browns, I didn’t have high expectations for much scoring, however Browns backup Seneca Wallace looked pretty good on the opening drive. The Cards defense looked asleep in that first Browns drive. I wonder if they didn’t get a good night sleep last night?
The Cards have three more quarters to right this ship and against the Browns, that can easily happen. The Cards just don’t have a great come from behind offense especially with John Skelton at the helm, so they need to keep it close.