Arizona Cardinals Start Fast, Lead 7-3 After First Quarter


Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches a touchdown pass under pressure from Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis in the first quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals had two very good offensive drives in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts.  They currently lead 7-3 going to the second quarter.  The Cards went 10 plays and 80 yards in the opening drive, culminating in a touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Palmer to receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

The Colts on their first drive went nowhere and the Cards got the ball back after a quick three-and-out.  The Cards moved the ball well again and attempted a field goal.  Unfortunately the Cards had the attempt blocked.  It was the first miss for kicker Jay Feely since the season opener in. St. Louis.

The Colts got the ball back and did end up scoring a field goal after driving down the field thanks to a pass interference call against cornerback Patrick Peterson.  Peterson did tackle Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, however it did appear uncatchable.  It was a clear tackle before the ball got there though and the flag had to be thrown, even if the ball appeared it couldn’t be caught.  I can’t really blame Peterson making that tackle.

The Cards are currently driving.  Running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Ellington are running with purpose right now and I’m loving every second of it.  You?