Arizona Cardinals – San Diego Chargers Scoreless After 1st Quarter


Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians (left) and San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy talk prior to the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals started out a little slow with some communication problems and then turned the ball over on their second drive.  The turnover did not hurt as after a couple of first downs, they got the Chargers to punt it back to them.

The Cards offense got going a little bit on the second drive with a 63-yard pass from quarterback Carson Palmer to receiver Michael Floyd.  However running back Andre Ellington fumbled a couple of plays later.  It appeared that tackle Bobby Massie recovered it initially but the Chargers challenged the call and got the ball on the overturned call.

Both offenses had a false start and Palmer was also flagged for a delay of game.  So early game jitters maybe being felt on both sides.  The Cards defensive tackle Frostee Rucker also got injured and is questionable to return.  Another bright spot on offense was tight end John Carlson.  He hauled in a beautiful 20-yard pass from Palmer to convert a third and 10.   Certainly it has been an entertaining game to this point.  There may be no score but the game certainly does not have a 0-0 feel.