Sept. 9, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) drops back to throw the ball during the first quarter against Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

Cardinals Continue With Pressure, Great O-Line Blocking, 10-3 Lead

Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton actually looks halfway decent today but what is even more impressive is the Arizona Cardinals offensive line play.  They’ve given Skelton the time to throw in the pocket.  That led to two long drives in the first half and a 10-3 halftime lead over the Seattle Seahawks.

Ryan Williams had the dropsies on the first quarter but Beanie Wells came in and ran hard several times.  They aren’t blowing people away with their rushing.  The Hawks have a good defensive front.  However the poise by the entire offense has been impressive.  They don’t seem fazed when something goes wrong.  They had a fumble and a call go against their way that led to a Hawks field goal, but they maintained their composure.

The Cards have also maintained defensive intensity.  Darnell Dockett and Paris Lenon have both been a force.  Lenon had a sack and Docket just missed one, unable to wrap Hawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson up, but it’s been enough to hold the Hawks offense in check so far.

Another impressive player has been Cards wide receiver Early Doucet.  He was practically missing in action in the preseason but had two huge receptions on Cards touchdown drive.

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