The Arizona Cardinals have started out fairly fast today, taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter over the Philadelphia Eagles. The defense has gotten to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb has led the Cards down on two scoring drives. Cards receiver Michael Floyd caught his first NFL touchdown.
Floyd’s catch was acrobatic and close to being intercepted, but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. The Cards had the ball on offense for better than nine minutes. That’s exactly what the Cards did last week to start out the game – a ball controlled offense. This time though they punched it in the end zone in the first quarter.
The Eagles fumbled the ball, which helped. That gave the Cards good field possession. It was the Eagles 10th turnover this season. This is exactly what I mentioned the other day. In order to win, the Cards will need to take care of the ball and get turnovers. Through one quarter, so far so good.