Arizona Cardinals Blow 21-Point Lead For Sixth Straight Loss
Despite having a 21-point lead with about three minutes left in the second quarter, the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Baltimore Ravens yesterday by a final score of 30-27. For anyone counting, that's the Redbirds' sixth straight loss.
The Cards managed to score 24 points in the first half of yesterday's game. The second half was another story, as the team was outscored 24-3 by the Ravens.
Again, yesterday was the Cards' sixth straight loss.
"It's hard right now. Our guys are very disappointed after today's game because it was an opportunity to do something nobody thought we could do," Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters after the loss. "But our guys believe in what we're doing. If you look at what we did the first half, it shows that if we do it the right way, we can be a good football team."
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On offense, the Cardinals could only muster an unimpressive 207 total yards, 98 of which were in the air.
Quarterback Kevin Kolb completed 10 of 21 passes with a touchdown and an interception for a humiliating QB rating of 68.2.
Running back Beanie Wells ran for 83 yards and one touchdown.
The Cards' second of three touchdowns was by far the most impressive -- rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson returned a punt for an 82-yard touchdown, becoming the second player in Cardinals history to have at least two punt returns for a touchdown in a single season.
See Peterson's touchdown return below.
Because of the Cardinals' inability to score more than three points in the second half -- and a collection of stupid, late-game penalties -- the game was tied at 27 with about three seconds remaining.
After a 39-yard Baltimore drive, the Ravens set up a 25-yard field goal for kicker Billy Cundit -- which he made as time expired.
The Cards are now tied with the St. Louis Rams for last place in the NFC West.
The team hosts the Rams next week at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale in a game that will determine which team is the worst in the NFC -- let's hope the words "draft pick" are getting. For more info click here.
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