Arizona Cardinals – San Diego Chargers Game Balls


Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Larry Foote (50) tackles San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals defeated the San Diego Chargers 18-17 in a come from behind victory Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Here are my game balls for the offense, defense, and special teams.

Offensive game ball:  Cards quarterback Carson Palmer.  He went 24-37 for 304 yards and two touchdowns, no interceptions.  He went 12-13 in the two fourth-quarter touchdown drives.  That is a real NFL quarterback.  Yes he made a couple of boneheaded plays but in the end he did what he needed to do.  He also rushed for 29 yards with a couple of scrambles.

Defensive game ball:  Cards linebacker Larry Foote.  The man was all over the field on Monday night.  He ended up with a team-high eight tackles, two of them for a loss and one pass defensed.  A great start to his Cards career.

Special teams game ball:  Chargers linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu.  I had to give it up to him for his beautiful looking punt block of Cards punter Drew Butler.