The Arizona Cardinals kept it interesting but in the end were overmatched by the Kansas City Chiefs
Predictions of a blowout had been coming for weeks. Less than a minute into the game on Sunday it appeared the Arizona Cardinals would in fact be a victim of the losing end of one once again.
After the Kansas City Chiefs scored a touchdown three plays and 56 seconds into the game to take a 7-0 lead, the Cardinals were able to slow them down by going on a long offensive drive of their own.
The Cardinals scored a touchdown on a Josh Rosen pass to David Johnson, becoming the first team to score a touchdown on the Chiefs in their first offensive drive of the game this season. Unfortunately the Cardinals could only put one more score on the board the rest of the day.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals defensive line was able to get to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes five times on Sunday, somewhat slowing down their high-powered offense. They couldn’t completely stop them however.
The Cardinals trailed at halftime just 20-7 and things still looked up. The Cardinals started the second half with the ball and went down the field and scored again to bring it to a 20-14 game.
Despite not doing much the rest of the day, they were able to get the ball in the fourth quarter trailing 20-14 and had a chance to drive the ball to take a lead. Rosen though threw a bad pass into Chiefs defensive lineman Justin Houston‘s hands for an interception.
The game was all but over at that point, despite still having over 12 minutes left on the clock at the time. The Chiefs went down and scored a touchdown on four plays after that.
A failed two-point conversion kept the Cardinals deficit at 12 but the they could not muster anything. The Cardinals offensive line, who wasn’t good most of the day, completely fell apart in the fourth quarter. Rosen never had a chance to lead a comeback.
Now the Cardinals head home to face an also struggling Oakland Raiders team that is hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile the Chiefs continue their roll, heading into a Monday Night Football contest against the Los Angeles Rams next Monday in Mexico City.