Arizona Cardinals Close Gap to 13-7 at End of Third Quarter


Sept. 30, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein (63) prepares to snap the ball as the Miami Dolphins defensive line looks on during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

The third quarter was a little better, but still not good enough.  At least the Arizona Cardinals moved the ball enough against the Miami Dolphins to close the gap to a 13-7 score at the end of the third quarter.  Cards quarterback Kevin Kolb threw a three-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald to put the Cards on the board.

Cornerback Greg Toler came up with the first turnover of the day on an interception of Ryan Tannehill.  The Cards Adrian Wilson had an interception overturned earlier in the quarter.  The Cards failed to score after the interception thanks to a questionable non-pass interference call on a drive that looked promising.

Clearly the Cards need to keep up the pressure with just 15 minutes left.  The defense has kept the Cards in the game just enough to stay within striking range.  If they can somehow pull this game out that will say a lot about this team’s character.  It will also say a lot though if the Cards fail to win in a game they really should.  Much of what happened in the first three weeks would be erased with a loss today.