Arizona Cardinals: Chiefs take control 31-10
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs have completed the third quarter
Not a good start for the Arizona Cardinals defense to start the quarter. The Kansas City Chiefs drove right down the field to take a commanding 24-10 lead. Clearly the starters played well but the backups have a lot of work to do to improve.
Many of the guys playing in the third quarter probably are on the fence guys or guys that won’t make the final 53-man roster. However, you still like to see a product of depth on the field at anytime.
Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel continued to do his thing and threw his third touchdown of the game on the first drive of the quarter. It was a three-yard pass to Da’Ron Brown. By the time that drive ended, Daniel was an impressive 17-21 for 189 yards and the three touchdowns.
Quarterback Logan Thomas threw an interception after throwing a bullet to receiver Jaron Brown that bounced off his chest into the hands of Chiefs linebacker Ramik Wilson, which was returned for 27 yards inside the five-yard line. I think blame can be placed on both on that play. Thomas threw too hard in that situation but Brown needs to come up with that pass.
The Chiefs took a 31-10 lead on a one-yard run by running back Darrin Reaves after the Thomas interception. Suddenly the game became quite the laugher for the Chiefs when it looked like it would be the other way around early on.
It’s still early but there’s still another quarter left in this game. Let’s hope the Cardinals can muster at least something in the fourth quarter to give us something to be excited about with the backups. I know coaches will say they don’t play preseason games to win them but I guarantee they won’t be happy with the performance of the backups and will have something to say and do about it this week in camp.