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Cardinals add to comfortable lead against Colts

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The Cardinals have looked like legitimate NFC wild-card factors on Sunday against the visiting Colts.

Arizona, led by a strong defense and sharp passing from quarterback Carson Palmer, has built a 34-3 third-quarter lead against Indianapolis.

The 6-4 Cardinals are currently even with division rival San Francisco for the final wild-card spot.

Palmer has thrown a pair of TD passes, both to wideout Larry Fitzgerald, who became the youngest player in NFL history gain 11,000 yards receiving with a late first-half catch. Overall, Palmer has completed 19-of-26 passes for 226 yards with the two scoring throws.

The Cardinals’ defense, meanwhile, has been stout, and it scored a touchdown of its own on Karlos Dansby’s 22-yard second-quarter interception return.

For the AFC South-leading Colts, this is the latest in a line of performances marked by bouts of shaky play. Quarterback Andrew Luck has completed just 12-of-24 passes for 86 yards, and the running game has contributed little.

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22 Responses to “Cardinals add to comfortable lead against Colts”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 24, 2013 6:09 PM

    Exposed.

  2. bucrightoff says: Nov 24, 2013 6:11 PM

    Indy has been horrible to say the least the last month.

  3. 49erdynasty says: Nov 24, 2013 6:15 PM

    Luck just doesn’t look the same with out Reggie Wayne. I have a tremendous amount of respect for both of those players, yet Kaepernick seems to get a disproportionate amount of disrespect & hate for not performing well in a similar situation…

  4. allidoiswin55 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:16 PM

    Besides one convincing win over SF they have looked average until the end of the game, they’ve been lucky to win close ones like Seattle.. But regrettably this team has already peaked..

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 24, 2013 6:19 PM

    Carson Palmer:

    2 td — 0 int

    126 QB Rating

  6. FlyFromTheInside says: Nov 24, 2013 6:21 PM

    Andrew “Outta” Luck is starting to regress like all other young QB’s.

    RG3>Luck…..still

  7. coltzfan166 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:21 PM

    The Colts injuries have derailed their season. Wayne, Bradshaw, Ballard (resulting in a horrible trade for Richardson and loss of a 1st round pick), and Dwayne Allen. Two months ago, this was a Super Bowl team.

  8. scoonie97 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:30 PM

    When asked for comment, every Colts fan said, “durr… so glad we let peyton walk and took Luck over everybody else….”

  9. skinsfan91 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:30 PM

    Funny how even the unrelenting, unbelievable talent that is Luck can struggle without strong talent. AKA RGIII’S situation. Couple that with basically no offseason work with major surgery. Ahh, you RGIII haters never turn down a chance to absolutely rip RGIII.

  10. arlingtonsynn says: Nov 24, 2013 6:35 PM

    As a Colts fan, this is what I suspected we were going to start seeing.

    They have overachieved for a while. It’s not a bad thing as you can’t turnover your entire roster and reload in two years.

    Zona looks solid, but hard to tell if that’s the Colts D making them look buff.

  11. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 24, 2013 6:42 PM

    Just keep giving the ball to Richardson. Sooner or later he bound to break off a 4-5 yard gain. I feel sorry for the RG III fans. They might as well be yelling at the wind to stop blowing. If he doesn’t get solid coaching and is willing to change his game then he’s just going to be a cheap imitation if Vick. Sadly he’s closer to what Vick is now.

  12. FlyFromTheInside says: Nov 24, 2013 6:43 PM

    > = greater than…..

  13. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 24, 2013 6:53 PM

    The real story in this game is that the Cards are for real and the niners should start to worry about that sixth playoff spot.

  14. FlyFromTheInside says: Nov 24, 2013 7:12 PM

    > As in RG3 (greater than) Luck

  15. halkim says: Nov 24, 2013 7:16 PM

    Russell Wilson > RG3 = Luck

  16. silverbackdk says: Nov 24, 2013 7:17 PM

    Cards D has been great all year. The news is the offense is starting to click. Tough schedule, but if they beat Philly things are looking very good.

  17. bigblackanvil says: Nov 24, 2013 7:17 PM

    I don’t want ever again hear again Luck is an elite QB. HTTR

  18. bigblackanvil says: Nov 24, 2013 7:21 PM

    Colts stunk it up and only two reports. The Redskins play and it’s 5 reports on how bad they are. PFT….get yo’ life !!! HTTR

  19. bigblackanvil says: Nov 24, 2013 7:23 PM

    Seattle defense > RG3, Wilson, Luck. HTTR

  20. realfootballfan says: Nov 24, 2013 7:24 PM

    Don’t look now, but the Cardinals are coming.

  21. delusionalcardsfan says: Nov 24, 2013 7:25 PM

    BIG RED is setting the table and the Niners need to keep an eye on their 6! GO CARDINALS!! 7-4!! :D

  22. bigblackanvil says: Nov 24, 2013 7:26 PM

    Now Colts fans crying injuries like a old love song. Too funny. HTTR

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