The Arizona Cardinals started off with a bang and ended the first half with a whimper.
That’s really the story of this game.
After a great drive lead by newly acquired Kenyan Drake, the Cardinals would get out to a 7-0 lead.
Drake would finish the drive with 40 yards and a touchdown.
Then, the Cardinals forced a three and out and completed three consecutive passes to move into a third and three.
Then the wheels came off.
D.J. Humphries false started, Justin Pugh gave up a sack (not a surprise in his first start in a couple years at right tackle) and the Cardinals Andy Lee shanked a punt. It flipped field position and from there it was just a matter of time.
Kyler Murray has only 46 yards passing against the top pass defense in the NFL (they give up only 128 yards per game against the pass).
Kenyan Drake has ten carries for 70 yards and a touchdown.
The rest of it has been bad.
The Cardinals defense can’t get it working, the Cardinals offense can’t get out of their own way and Kliff Kingsbury looks lost.
Let’s hope for a better second half as the Cardinals trail 21-7.