Arizona Cardinals Maintain Lead, Up 24-6 at end of Third Quarter


Sept. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) runs the ball against Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Sam Acho (94) in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

Not much of a third quarter for the Arizona Cardinals.  They did have a chance to score early on with a long pass and catch for 79-yard from Cards quarterback Kevin Kolb to Andre Roberts.  Unfortunately Cards receiver Larry Fitzgerald was caught pushing in the back when he didn’t need to be and the pass down to the Eagles three was called back.  The Philadelphia Eagles kicked a field goal on a long six-minute plus drive, but the bend but don’t break defense for the Cards held check. It’s 24-6 Cards over the Eagles headed to the fourth quarter.

Everytime it seemed the Eagles were going to starting rolling, the Cards defense stepped up.  They were headed down the field once again like they were at the end of the first half and ended up kicking a field goal.  Then on next drive, after a third and 13 conversion, they sacked Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.  They ended up having to attempt another field goal.

If the Eagles keep kicking field goals, I’m good with that.  Their drives are time consuming and they won’t get back in this game by kicking field goals.  The Cards can’t let up either though.  They need to keep the pressure up on offense and get another score or two.  Nothing is set in stone until the clock reads all zeros, something we learned in a few other games today.  Play until the end.