St. Louis Rams Lead Arizona Cardinals 14-10 At Halftime
By Scott Allen
Arizona Cardinals get off to a better start in the second quarter
The Arizona Cardinals offense finally woke up to start the second quarter. They started the quarter with a big drive mostly thanks to Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went 5-5 on the drive. That lead to an Andre Ellington 3-yard touchdown run that tied the St. Louis Rams at 7-7.
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The ensuing drive by the Rams was not a good one. They couldn’t get anything going and they got stuck in a third and long situation. That lead to a Deone Bucannon sack of Rams quarterback Austin Davis. It was the first of his career.
The Cardinals got good field position after the Rams punt and moved the ball down the field. Palmer involved receiver Larry Fitzgerald a lot on the next drive. He has six receptions for 72 yards already. The drive stalled and the Cardinals had to settle for a 43-yard Chandler Catanzaro field goal.
That Cardinals defense though got disappointing a hurry. They allowed a couple of Rams first downs and then a big strike. Davis threw a 59-yard pass to tight end Jard Cook for a touchdown. Only safety Rashad Johnson had a shot of catching him and he didn’t.
There was time for another shot on offense for the Cardinals though. It went nowhere. The Cardinals failed to gain a single first down in the two-minute drive. Carson Palmer misfired on two of three passes on the three-and-out.
The Rams were able to get a first down on their last drive of the half. The Cardinals tried to stop them using their timeouts but Rams running back Tre Mason did his job to keep the ball out of the Cardinals hands.