The Cardinals went on the road, lost their starting quarterback at the beginning of the third quarter with a 20-7 lead, gave up a blocked field goal that was returned inside the Cardinals 20, and still found a way to get it done.
The reason? The Arizona Cardinals defense has completely turned their season around the last two weeks.
After their best game of the season the previous week against the Browns, the Cardinals went into CenturyLink Field and put up their best defensive performance of the season.
The Cardinals forced a turnover, as Chandler Jones had four sacks and two forced fumbles. One was recovered by Jordan Hicks while the other was missed on an attempted scoop and score.
The Cardinals offense was efficient again, lead by their best running back on the team, Kenyan Drake.
Drake finished with 24 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
Brett Hundley filled in admirably, using his speed and running ability to get the Cardinals in a position to win the game.
Overall, the Cardinals quarterbacks finished 15/27 for 159 yards and one touchdown, Murray’s flip to Larry Fitzgerald for a 19-yarder in the second quarter.
The Cardinals finished the second half with 10 points, but it was their defense that stood tall today.
Let’s finish the season strong.