The Arizona Cardinals early lead held up in their third consecutive win on Sunday
Whew. Once again the Arizona Cardinals couldn’t close out a game early and the team and fans held on for dear life at the end. This time the defense came up huge in the fourth quarter.
The Arizona Cardinals jumped quick on the New York Giants, taking a 17-0 first quarter lead. The Cardinals fed running back Chase Edmonds early and often. He had 3 touchdowns on Sunday.
The weather didn’t cooperate very well and can be the only explanation why the Cardinals stayed true to the run over the pass against the Giants. Quarterback Kyler Murray only threw for 104-yards.
Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones had 4 sacks on Sunday. It was tough to choose between him and Edmonds for player of the game.
Give credit to the Giants though. They held tough. They could have folded down 17 after one quarter. They didn’t and made it a 17-14 game at halftime.
A blocked punt, penalties, and questionable play calling led to the Cardinals keeping the Giants in the game. They had their chances to take the lead but couldn’t quite come up with the big play to do so.
Speaking of play calling, the questionable kneel down to end the first half with 56 seconds on the clock and a timeout was a key point. They had just called a time out prior to the punt.
The second half, the Giants did a much better job taking the run away from the Cardinals. Edmonds was shut down for most of the half with the exception of his third touchdown run.
Now the Cardinals will remain on the road next week as well as they go to New Orleans to face the Saints. The Cardinals will not get away with the same mistakes next week they did on Sunday. For now, a win is a win though, moving on.