Cardinals Get Off to Quick Start Thanks to Turnovers, Lead Falcons 13-0


Nov 18, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) talks to teammates before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona Cardinals have come out quick.  After intercepting Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on the first play of the game, two plays later, Cards running back LaRod Stephens-Howling ran the ball in from three yards and then had a 40-yard run, the longest of his career, to set up a field goal on the next drive.  You couldn’t have scripted it any better.

The Cards clearly came in with a game plan to run the ball.  The few times Cards quarterback John Skelton did get the chance to throw, he didn’t look sharp.  In fact, they weren’t very good passes at all.  That is something to watch as the game goes along.

So far, so good though.  He stats don’t blow you away, however thanks again to the Cards defense, the Cards have a lead.  Turnovers cure all woes.  Ryan in all, threw three interceptions in the first quarter.

The run game looks good.  John Skelton does not.  He must throw the ball better.