‘Thursday Night Football’ is interesting, competitive, and aggressively stoked?! Who knew that was possible this season, after several weeks of slow Thursday confrontations.
In two quarters, the Arizona Cardinals rose 28-14 over the New Orleans Saints.
Saints midfielder Andy Dalton had a promising start, but entered the half with three interceptions – two came back for relegation.
The Saints’ attack started strong with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Dalton to Rashid Shahid less than three minutes into the game and the Cardinals responded with a 50-yard field goal in the first push to make it 7-3.
The Saints were running with 15 car games totaling over nine minutes and it looked like they were going to put up another touchdown, but Dalton threw a pickaxe into the finish zone. This will be the start of the half-time of the midfielder’s selection.
The New Orleans attack made many different appearances tonight and Tysum Hill, the sometimes tight end at times quarterback, is a major part of that. Dalton reached out to Hill to extend Saints’ lead and the extra point made it 14-6.
Just as the Saints began to build momentum, the Cardinals made a statement by successive landings, one on attack and one on defense.
Keaontay Ingram ran from 2 yards and tied a two-point conversion in the game at 14. The Cardinals defense then ramped up with a 38-yard 6 pick to lead Arizona first of the night.
It was deja vu again for Dalton who threw another pick 6, adding to the Cardinals’ lead. After missing an extra point after the last touchdown, the Cardinals decided to go for two. Their attempt was successful and made it 28-14 Cardinal.
The Cardinal enters the first half with 22 points without an answer.
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