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Arizona Cardinals Blow Out New York Jets 28-3 on Monday Night Football

The Arizona Cardinals are getting rolling again.

NFL: New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It was exactly what the doctor ordered, as the Arizona Cardinals rolled over the New York Jets, 28-3 on Monday Night Football.

The Arizona Cardinals started with a dominating rushing game from David Johnson who had 22 carries for 111 yards and three touchdowns on the evening, but it was the second half, where Carson Palmer started to find a rhythm, where things looked even better.

Palmer had a nice statistical first half, but in the second half, he really picked it up, was finding his receivers and putting them in a position to make plays after the catch. He also threw a dime touchdown to Michael Floyd, who made a hell of a one handed catch in the corner of the endzone.

It was also fantastic to see the Cardinals control the line of scrimmage despite missing two of the better guards in the NFL in Mike Iupati and Evan Mathis.

Earl Watford and John Wetzel both held their own, paving the way for Johnson’s big day, but also did a nice job of keeping Palmer protected most of the night.

Defensively, the Cardinals continue to put it together, and look like they are close to being the dominant force they were at times last year.

Alex Okafor had the only sack of the night, but Chandler Jones, Markus Golden and Calais Campbell each played well, wreaking havoc in the Jets backfield, keeping a bad Ryan Fitzpatrick uncomfortable and making life difficult for Matt Forte and the Jets running game, as they finished with 14 carries for 33 yards.

D.J. Swearinger had a fantastic series, laying a massive hit on Charone Peake then intercepting a Ryan Fitzpatrick throw in the endzone to keep the Cardinals from surrendering a touchdown all game.

The Cardinals still have not shut out an opposing team since 1992, but their defense was fantastic tonight, and Bruce Arians dialed up beautiful gameplan for the day.

The only slightly bad news may be Carson Palmer left the game with a hamstring injury, and the Cardinals have a short week, but it didn’t seem overly serious.