The Arizona Cardinals completed the first quarter of the 2017 NFL season even at 2-2
The first quarter of the season was a little ugly for the Arizona Cardinals. Their record does not reflect that. For that, we all can be eternally grateful.
To be at 2-2 at the end of the first quarter of the season, the Cardinals should be thanking their lucky stars. Some timely defense, just enough offense and some luck helped the team win two games.
Now in their two losses, the Cardinals had plenty of opportunity to win. They lead for three quarters in Detroit before growing tired in the fourth.
They played a very good first half against the Dallas Cowboys and was a game for most of the night. The Cardinals still had a shot to win late in the game.
However if there is two themes that have left fans wondering just how many more wins do the Cardinals have left in them it is offensive line woes and injuries. The Cardinals sent two of their offensive stars and one of their defensive stars to injured reserve.
For now, we take 2-2 but know a lot of things have to improve if they want to be at or above .500 at the mid-way point. Despite the slow start, 2-2 still keeps them in contention.