The Arizona Cardinals put up a lot of points as they went on the road and defeated the Chicago Bears.
The Arizona Cardinals started fast in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. They started real fast. Running back David Johnson took the opening kickoff back 108 yards for a touchdown to put the Cardinals on the board immediately.
The Bears and Jay Cutler in the middle of the first would tie the game at seven when Lyle Bellamy was left wide open for a touchdown. The Cardinals then took the lead on a Carson Palmer touchdown to Jaron Brown. The Bears would tie it back up when Jeremy Langford scored the first touchdown of his career.
From there it started to go downhill for Chicago as the Cardinals went back down and scored on a pass from Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald. The very next drive, Jay Cutler threw a pick-6 to Tony Jefferson. As Cutler went to tackle Jefferson, he would leave the game injured. However, the Bears weren’t out of it yet, as Cardinals rookie J.J. Nelson fumbled a punt return. The Bears would kick a field goal and then another after a Jared Allen interception to make it 28-20 at the half.
In the second half, Jimmy Clausen struggled and the Cardinals offense rolled. After a Patrick Peterson interception, Carson Palmer found Larry Fitzgerald for another touchdown. Then after Clausen struggled again, the Cardinals drove right back down the field where David Johnson ran for his first career touchdown to put Arizona up 42-20.
The Bears would get one more field goal, but with Clausen they could not move the ball as well as they were and the Cardinals defense swarmed them. Toward the end of the fourth quarter, the Cardinals would go back down the field as Larry Fitzgerald would catch a screen and run in for a touchdown to put Arizona up 48-23.
David Johnson: In just the second game of his career, David Johnson scored twice and provided the team with a spark as he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. He finished the game with five carries for 42 yards and a touchdown on the ground to go with his return touchdown.
Larry Fitzgeral: Fitzgerald finished with eight catches for 112 yards to with three touchdowns. It’s the first regular season game of his career where he’s had three touchdowns in a game.
Tony Jefferson: Jefferson made two big plays at the end of the first half that turned the tide into a Cardinals blowout. He returned an interception for a touchdown and stuffed Matt Forte on the goalline.
The Cardinals were a two-point favorite against the Chicago Bears. With their blowout victory, the Cardinals covered the spread.
The Arizona Cardinals return home to face the San Francisco 49ers next week as they look to remain undefeated. After two straight home games to start the season, the Chicago Bears hit the road to take on the Seattle Seahawks.
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