The Arizona Cardinals didn’t make it easy but in the end they had the ball last and pulled off victory number 1
I mean, if the Arizona Cardinals had any kind of defense this could have been a blow out. If the Cardinals had any kind of good play calling inside the redzone, this would have been a blow out.
The Cardinals left a lot of points out on the field on Sunday in Cincinnati, but they had the ball last and managed to come away with a 26-23 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. It wasn’t easy but that was to be expected.
In the first half, the Cardinals easily could have scored 21 points. However on their 1 touchdown drive, they made some right calls. Murray on a boot on 4th and 2, he was able to tough it out and get himself into the end zone.
However outside of that play, the Cardinals had to settle for field goals. They only led 13-6 at halftime. Still, the Cardinals had to feel good going into the half time locker room.
The issues carried over to the second half. The Cardinals again settled for field goals. They were up 16-9 early in the 4th quarter. They took a 23-9 lead after a 37-yard run by running back Chase Edmonds.
Some called it game over after the Cardinals went up 23-9. However the Cardinals defense buckled finally after bending but not breaking earlier. The Bengals put up two quick touchdowns in the 4th quarter to tie the game at 23 points apiece.
However the Cardinals had the ball last. They took the ball down the field after the Bengals tied it and left 2 seconds on the clock for kicker Zane Gonzalez, who went 4-5 on the afternoon.
Gonzalez hit the 31-yard field goal as time expired and gave the Cardinals their first win of the season. It wasn’t pretty, it should have been a wider margin of victory, but at this point, let’s take it and hope the Cardinals learn from it.