Arizona Cardinals Start Slow, Trail Seattle Seahawks 3-0
By Scott Allen
First quarter summary of the Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks from Seattle
The Arizona Cardinals offense did not get off to a great start Sunday, going three and out. The defense bent but didn’t brake their first time out on the field against the Seattle Seahawks offense, holding the Hawks to a field goal.
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On the second offensive drive the Cardinals opened it a bit more. They gave the ball to running back Stepfan Taylor for five yards. On the next play quarterback Drew Stanton aired it out to receiver John Brown. He drew a defensive pass interference call.
On the next play running back Andre Ellington dropped a pass and then ran the ball for two yards on second down. Then Stanton tried to throw a deep ball to Ellington in the end zone that was over thrown. They had to settle for a field goal try that kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed. At this point it is not looking like the Cardinals day.
However on the next defensive stand against the Seahawks, things went very well. They held Seattle to a three and out with a lot of pressure. They sniffed out a couple of screen passes that went nowhere. The Seahawks were forced to punt for the first time this afternoon.
The Cardinals got the ball back and Ellington went for seven yard and then two yards on the first two plays. On third down, the Cardinals gave the ball to running back Robert Hughes. He was able to bowl his way to a first down.
Things started to get going then. Stanton found receiver John Brown on the left sideline for 13 yards. However three plays later Stanton could not work his way out of a sack. It is a slow start on offense today for the Cardinals but they aren’t playing out of control which is nice to see. A lot of game left.