In a game where the Cardinals were dominant in the passing game, the cardinals defeated the Jaguars. The Jaguars were limited to 274 yards of offense, and Carson Palmer, the Cardinals’ quarterback, was almost perfect. The Cardinals won the game with four touchdowns and 28 passes. Palmer was thrown three times. The defense of the Cardinals held the Jaguars to just 14 yards on the ground.
Deone Bucannon (Jacksonville’s inside linebacker) was injured in the first quarter and left the game. Bucannon was hurt while making a tackle against Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette. It is not clear what happened. Bucannon could have inflicted injury to his right knee. Bucannon could have inflicted a right knee injury. The Jaguars’ offensive line was suspect all season. However, the defense was strong enough to force the quarterback into an interception.
The Jaguars’ last two back-to-back wins were in December 2010, when defeating the Detroit Lions. Currently, they are four games out of a playoff spot and are looking to extend that streak. Arizona, meanwhile, has won two straight and is still in the hunt for a wild-card spot. The Jaguars haven’t won at home since Week 11. They’ll need to use their winning momentum against the Cardinals.
The Arizona Cardinals won their fourth game in a row, a win they earned by a late surge. They hung with the Jaguars neck-and-neck for the first two quarters, but they were able to keep up their momentum. Carson Palmer, the Jaguars’ quarterback, threw two interceptions. However, the Cardinals had a higher percentage of possession and attempted more plays.
The Cardinals will start the game with the same starting lineup as in the previous meeting in Week 10. They will not have starting left guard Patrick Omameh because of his injury. They won’t have their starting right tackle Jermey Pernell, but they will be fine without them. It’s easy for Arizona to be the favorite to win the game with Carson Palmer at the helm.
The Jaguars’ offense was a disaster. Chad Henne was the usual suspect for the offense’s problems, but his team didn’t move the ball once the first quarter ended. Despite their veteran quarterback, it was the Jaguars’ running game which caused them problems. They managed to rush for one touchdown and give up three points. After a close first quarter, Jacksonville’s offense was ineffective and had to rely on their running game.
Fitzgerald’s 108 career touchdown receptions rank him eighth on the NFL’s all-time list, behind Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison, Tony Gonzalez, and Terrell Owens. The Cardinals defenders forced two fumbles this week, and Budda Baker’s rookie performance earned him Rookie of the Week honors. He released Andre Ellington on fourth down and is now just 52 yards from Isaac Bruce’s record.