Arizona Cardinals 14 Chicago Bears 7 End of 1st


The Arizona Cardinals scored on their first touch of the ball on Sunday against the Chicago Bears

David Johnson.  That’s all you need to know.  He started the game off against the Chicago Bears with a franchise-record 108-yard kickoff return for touchdown.  Since then the Cardinals defense has been on its heels.  The Bears have been able to move the ball so far.

The Bears scored on a touchdown pass from quarterback Jay Cutler to receiver Joshua Bellamy.  It was his first ever NFL reception.

David Johnson’s kickoff return meant he had scored a touchdown on two consecutive touches going back to the game against the New Orleans Saints.  His 108 yarder was one of the longest plays ever in the NFL.  Again, I continue to say what a steal he was in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

The Cardinals defensively though struggled in the first period.  They allowed the Bears to move the ball up past midfield in the Bears first offensive drive before stalling.  On the second drive the Cardinals defense looked lost.  They allowed Bears receiver Bellamy to get free all on his own for the Bears 48-yard touchdown strike, blown coverage for sure.

The Cardinals offense struggled a little bit but was aided by a long pass interference call late in the quarter.  They stalled in their first drive after two first downs.  The second drive appeared to have ended without a first down after a John Brown apparent reception was ruled an incompletion on third down.  However upon review, the call was incorrect.  The catch was clearly made inbounds and maintained control.  Cards kept the ball and scored two plays later.

Running back Chris Johnson looked good on his first two carries.  He has carried the ball four times for 17 yards.  I love how hard he runs with the ball.  As for quarterback Carson Palmer he went 4-6 for 36 yards and a touchdown.  I love the shots down the field so far.

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