Sept. 9, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (90) looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Cardinals Defense Gets off to Quick Start, Tied 3-3

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The Arizona Cardinals came out fired up over the Seattle Seahawks, getting a little chippy with Hawks running back Marshawn Lynch.  It continued throughout the quarter.  It was nice to see but they have to be careful to pick up dumb penalties.  The Cardinals currently are tied with the Seahawks 3-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hawks got the benefit of a horrible pass interference call against Patrick Peterson.  Redemption came with the Hawks missing the first field goal attempt from 50-yards.  It appeared it had been tipped by defensive end Calais Campbell.

Cards running back Ryan Williams then came right out and fumbled the ball back to the Hawks.  Those are the types of plays they can’t have if they want to win this season.  Chalk it up to being a rookie, however you just can’t give the ball away after stopping the Hawks like they did.  Fumbling is also a way to quickly get into coach Ken Whisenhunt’s dog house.  Beanie Wells knows a little about that.

Cards quarterback John Skelton had a nice drive, moving the ball from their own 22 yard line to the Seattle two yard line, but couldn’t punch it in after getting a first and goal from the two.  It was probably Skelton’s best drive so far though.  Shaky in the preseason, he was able get the ball to wide receiver Andre Roberts on a couple of occasions.

Now off to the second quarter.  Hope for no let-up but maybe a little settled down from the craziness of the first quarter of the season.

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