Arizona Cardinals 14 Baltimore Ravens 10 Halftime
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals offense moved the ball but could muster just 14 points in the first half
The Arizona Cardinals have found competition from the Baltimore Ravens and trailed for a part of the first half. However the Cardinals offense found the end zone late in the second quarter to give them a 14-10 lead at halftime.
Give the Ravens credit, they were able to move the ball on the Cardinals defense. For all they were able to move, the Cards defnese was bend but don’t break and only gave up 10 points.
The Cardinals missed a field goal on their first drive. Chandler Catanzaro missed from 55-yard. Baltimore’s kicker Justin Tucker was able to connect to give them a 3-0 lead early on.
Later on Cardinals running back Chris Johnson was able to make a couple of really nice moves for a 26-yard field goal. It was a three-play 80-yard drive that ate up only a little more than a minute off the clock. Johnson has 10 carries for 49 yards in the first half.
As for Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, he is 7-11 for 106 yards and a touchdown. He threw a late second-quarter touchdown to receiver Michael Floyd to give the Cardinals their current 14-10 lead.
It wasn’t pretty for a lot of the time but Palmer looked to be connected with receivers John Brown and Larry Fitzgerald. They weren’t always on the same page but the Cardinals were able to go to the locker room with the lead.
As for the Cardinals defense, they were beaten on a few Ravens screen passes. This was a worry all week coming into the game. The Cardinals are going to need to limit Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens on those plays if the defense wants to be able to make any stops.
The Ravens will start the third quarter with the ball.