Ryan Lindley Moves Ball Well in First Quarter, Cardinals lead 7-0


Nov. 25, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt looks on as quarterback (14) Ryan Lindley warms up prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Well, maybe the Arizona Cardinals have something in quarterback Ryan Lindley.  On the first drive of the game Lindley went 7-8 for 80 yards.  He looked great.  The drive resulted in a Cardinals touchdown.  It has given the Cards a 7-0 lead over the St. Louis Rams after one quarter.  It was a 15-play drive that resulted in a Beanie Wells touchdown run from one-yard out.  This is also Wells’ return to action after missing seven games.  He looked good, running hard on the first drive.

The Cards almost lost out on the scoring opportunity thanks to a dumb penalty by Adam Snyder, but the Rams gave it right back on a personal foul penalty on 3rd and 18.  The Cards took advantage and took it down the field for their longest offensive drive of the season.

On defense, the Cards allowed the Rams to move the ball a bit, but finally stiffened up and got the Rams to punt on their first two drives of the game.  The Cards were not able to get any sacks so far, although Sam Acho came close to his fourth of the season but Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was credited with one yard on Acho’s tackle.