Cardinals superstars looking dominant in first half vs. Titans

(Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images) DeAndre Hopkins
(Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images) DeAndre Hopkins /

The Arizona Cardinals came out on fire during their Week 1 matchup on the road against the Tennessee Titans.

Heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans, there was certainly plenty of uncertainty surrounding the Arizona Cardinals and how well they would do in their Week 1 contest.

Well, it didn’t take very long for the Cardinals to reveal just how dangerous they could potentially be in the NFC this season.

Led by two superstars, both Arizona’s offense and their defense looked very impressive in the opening 30 minutes of action on Sunday. If the first two quarters against Tennessee are any indication, the Cardinals have a chance to make a lot of noise in the NFC this year.

Arizona Cardinals look unstoppable in first half against Tennessee Titans

After an early field goal by Matt Prater, the Cardinals found themselves in a goal line situation in the first quarter.

Arizona’s attempts on first and second down weren’t successful, but on their third-down try, Kyler Murray connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a beautiful touchdown in the back of the end zone.

Murray and Hopkins weren’t done though. Later on in the second quarter, the Cardinals superstar receiver and his quarterback connected again on a pass that Hopkins turned into his second score of the afternoon.

Arizona’s offense wasn’t the only part of the team making noise in the first half on Sunday. Led by Chandler Jones, the Cardinals defense looked very impressive against a Titans offense that averaged the fourth-most points in the NFL last season.

Jones’ return to the field for Arizona couldn’t have gone much better than it didn’t in the first half against Tennessee. The Cardinals talented pass rusher went into the locker room at the half with three sacks, three quarterback hits, three tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble.

It’s obviously still very early in the game and the season, but it can’t get much better for Arizona than ending their first two quarters of the year up 24-6 over the Titans.

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