The Arizona Cardinals offense has started to show some life and currently only trails 22-20 to the San Francisco 49’ers at the end of the third quarter. It is quite a difference from what we saw early on in the game. Quarterback Carson Palmer has calmed down and the running game has gotten going.
Palmer threw a touchdown pass to Cards receiver Michael Floyd to give the game its current score. It was a beautiful pass in a place only Floyd was going to catch in the corner of the end zone. The Cards however may have been chasing points a little too early trying to go for two points instead of kicking the extra-point. The loss of the one point there still leaves the Cards within a field goal of taking the lead.
The Cards defense did a good job of staying the course even after a long run by the Niners could have slowed the comeback up. Niners running back Frank Gore had a 32-yard run but then the Cards defense clamped up and made them punt back to the Cards. The Cards then ran a nice drive to take time off the clock. Unfortunately receiver Larry Fitzgerald fumbled the ball away on what was looking to be promising for a Cards score. The Niners will have a third and short to start the fourth quarter.