Well, they fell for it. The trap game. The Arizona Cardinals, after all week saying they were focused, have clearly come out and played otherwise against the Miami Dolphins. If the Dolphins were half an offensive team, they’d be blowing the Cards out. Instead, the Cards should feel lucky they are down only 13-0. No pass defense and even the run defense, which was stellar in the first quarter, collapsed a little in the second. Even Cards quarterback Kevin Kolb threw his first interception of the season. Now, the Cards must face their least-best quarter in the third quarter. Not looking good.
Penalties have hurt too. William Gay was called for a costly illegal contact. Luckily O’Brien Schofield bailed him out with a sack for a 14-yard loss. Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline has pretty much been able to do what he wants. Heck, the whole Dolphins team has been able to do what it wants, including quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has 219 yards passing. The Cards were not ready for this one.
Kolb has been running for his life. He’s been sacked three times already. The Cards offensive line has shown its true colors today. The Dolphins already have a good run defense, so the lack of a running game for the Cards is not a huge surprise.
The Cards are going to have to make some major halftime adjustments. The fish get the ball first to start the second-half.