The Arizona Cardinals are not looking like a 4-1 team when they were trailing the Buffalo Bills 16-13 late Sunday. But to make matters worse, the reigns have been handed back to John Skelton as starter Kevin Kolb has left the game with an apparent rib injury with little under 2:00 left in the game.
On the play Kolb was gang tackled, but it appeared the he was drilled hard in the ribs, and had a defender land directly on his head. Kolb was down for about five minutes before limping off the field with help from trainers.
The injury came after the Cardinals intercepted a Brad Smith trick play in the endzone.
But the Cardinals were able to pull off the improbable with Jay Feely ending the Cardinals woeful drive by nailing a 61-yard field goal to tie the game at 16-16. Feely had enough leg on the kick that it likely would have been good from beyond the NFL record of 65 yards. Feely followed up that massive field goal by hitting the crossbar on the ensuing kickoff.
So it’s safe to say there was a little adrenaline pumping through Feely’s veins.
The Cardinals defense forced the Bills to punt a horribly short punt, and Skelton managed to come on and lead the Cardinals inside of the Bills 30 leaving everything up to Feely. But in true NFL irony, after Feely tied the game with a 61-yard field goal, he shanked a 38 yarder off the upright thus forcing overtime. The Bills won the toss and took the first possession of overtime.
After a failed first possession by the Bills, the Cardinals threw an interception that turned into a Ryan Lindell field goal. Unlike Feely, Lindell nailed his game winner, dropping the woeful Cardinals to 4-2.