Tony Jefferson interception in end zone clinches victory for Cardinals

AP

A missed extra point led to a whole bunch of excitement to close out Monday night’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens.

Tony Jefferson intercepted Joe Flacco in the end zone with eight seconds remaining to clinch a 26-18 victory for the Cardinals. However, the game would have been over much earlier if Chandler Catanzaro had converted an extra point with just over eight minutes left to play.

Carson Palmer connected with John Brown on a 4-yard touchdown with 8:08 remaining in the game to take a 26-10 lead. Catanzaro’s extra point attempt clanked off the right upright and missed, which kept it a two-score game.

Asa Jackson blocked a punt and the Ravens scored one play later on a touchdown pass from Flacco to Kyle Juszczyk. Flacco then connected with Nick Boyle for a two-point conversion to close the gap to 26-18 with four minutes remaining.

Poor clock management by Arizona helped the Ravens get the ball back with 1:53 remaining with a chance to tie the game. Crockett Gillmore converted a fourth down to keep the drive alive. Flacco connected with Chris Givens for 31 yards and Gillmore for 23 more to move to the Cardinals 4-yard line.

But Flacco was intercepted as Arizona brought an all-out blitz and a lob pass for Gillmore was picked off by Jefferson to preserve the victory.

42 responses to “Tony Jefferson interception in end zone clinches victory for Cardinals

  1. I’ve been watching less football this year than I ever have before. I tuned in to this game for 1 Quarter and turned it off real quick. Was reminded why I stopped watching. These games are unbearable. Just horrible officiating.

    Can’t believe what’s happened to the sport I used to be obsessed with.

  2. Hi we’re the Washington Redskins and we have DirecTV.

    And we’re the Baltimore team and have Cable.

    Don’t be like the loser team in Maryland, be like the Redskins and get DirecTV.

  3. I used to really dislike the Ravens . . . now I feel sorry for them. Time to rebuild, and PIT is next!

  4. a win is a win but not sure I buy into the cards. They shouldn’t have had as much trouble against a team that is tied for the worst record in football as they did.

  5. Joe flacco is trash. The fact that Tom Brady has never nor will ever be paid as much as jump ball joe is perhaps the biggest crime in NFL history

  6. The Ravens are a perfect example (at WR and S) of what would happen if college-skilled players were to start against an NFL team and this coming from a ravens fan.

  7. As a Raiders fan, whos seen his fair share of terrible coaching.

    Trestman might be the worst playcaller ive ever seen in my entire life.

    Whats with the fake reverse run play they ran like 6 times, they ran it 1 time for positive yardage and got stuffed every other time, once on an actual reverse too.

    You basically tipping your hat with the formation and when the WR goes into motion that your running it, and they kept doing it.

    Sorry Ravens fans, i know yall dont have alot of weapons and your oline is banged up but Trestman yalls biggest problem imo.

  8. Joe flacco is trash. The fact that Tom Brady has never nor will ever be paid as much as jump ball joe is perhaps the biggest crime in NFL history.

    Besides deflate-gate and spy-gate, I agree.

  9. 1-6. It’s almost too beautiful to think about. Super Bowl contenders!

    That Cardinals-Packers tilt at the end of December should be a good one. NFCCG preview.

  10. Probably one of the worst officiated games I’ve seen in quite some time.

    The play with Urschel declaring “eligible” (and legal) was completely botched and when they allowed Chris Johnson to have his long gain after he was CLEARLY stopped were about as bad as you can get. You just know that if one of the Ravens had come in and laid out Johnson while he was being held they throw the flag for a late hit!!

  11. Ravens gave up on the running game too early in the second half. They couldn’t get anything going after that.

    This was on it’s way to being a blowout until that blocked punt. Then two instances of terrible clock mismanagement. Cardinals almost let this one slip away.

  12. Thursday’s night game is in Foxboro.

    I would hope Mr. Goodell would be attending the game with such a short commute from Park Ave. N.Y. or Scarborough, Maine.

    We all know he said he was too busy make it on opening night to attend. Hope he is free this time.

    Looking forward to seeing you Roger.

  13. Cardinals got lucky. Need to clean up some stuff, especially Special Teams, if they want a deep playoff run.
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    That’s the most lopsided loss of the year for Baltimore, don’t believe me, go look. I’m a Hawks fan that appreciates the Cardinals and how they play. Just being real.

  14. That Chris Johnson play where he sat on top of a defender for like 3 seconds was an absolute joke of officiating.

    Yeah, maybe you can’t put the entire loss on that play, but this is the ultra-competitive NFL, and games are won & lost and legacies made often due to just mere inches – every play counts.

  15. i agree that trestaman is the issue. the talent is not there there on defense for any coordinator. the talent is there on offense, just horrible schemes and play calling.

    sucks that the refs blow some calls and the headsets go out in the last drive. when it rains it pours. the ravens can’t catch a break.

    at least they showed heart. most expected a blow out. here’s to 2016

  16. Ravens fans should not fret too much; the team has simply lost all of its pillars of leadership, particularly on defense. This is the transition; sadly, the fans can only look to an overpaid, underwhelming quarterback for any hope of getting better. However, some of the best football minds are in the front office, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see them reload quickly after this season.

  17. Harbaugh complaining of lost communication on final drive?
    Excuses are what we now expect from this guy. It seems after every loss he has something.
    What a loser, suck it up fella your team stinks.

  18. Packfntk, how are the Cards for real? Who have they beat? Would hardly call wins against the 2 worst teams, Lions and Ravens plus wins agains lousy Saints, Bears and 49ers teams a true contender. They couldn’t beat a Steeler team using 2nd and 3rd string QBs and a team that’s overall banged up.

    bigbenschancre, Pitt is next for a rebuild? Don’t know where you pulled this one from. The defense is practically all new over the past few years, they need DBs. The offense if very young, Ben and Health are the only old timers. Pitt is coming out of the rebuild while the Ravens are going into it and it won’t be as pretty with Joe’s contract.

  19. I love how Ravens fans don’t get annoyed that Flacco just tosses the ball up for grabs like that. It needs to be thrown where it will either be caught by your guy (and only your guy) or out of the back of the end zone. The only player that had a chance to make the catch was the player who made the catch, only problem was he was playing for the Cardinals.

    I fully admit Flacco didn’t get the amount of protection he needed, but that toss into the end zone at the end of the game is complete trash.

    I will clue the Ravens fans in, that play, is EXACTLY why non Ravens fans call him Jump Ball Joe. When people use the JBJ reference, Ravens fans flip their lid. But that play, on the final drive to seal the loss, is the epitome of JBJ. Flacco has made those throws for years now, and he previously had receivers who could go up and get it (Anquan Bolden, as a specific example, is AWESOME at that). Now that Flacco doesn’t have players to go make the play, he looks like an idiot, and the Ravens offense looks bad. Not a Ravens fan, so I don’t care what Flacco does, but if I were a Ravens fan, I would be furious that the QB with the strongest arm in the NFL doesn’t just fire a bullet into the end zone. Several times on that drive he made that lob it up and pray throw, and Gillmore came down with it. Luck ran out eventually. Throw the ball with some authority Joe. He is clearly too focused on not getting hit, so he just lobs it up as he back peddles away from the pass rush. Step up, make the throw, and take the hit

  20. packfntk says:Oct 26, 2015 11:50 PM

    The Cards are for real. Yes, Baltimore is not as strong as they once were, but this AZ team is good.

    —–

    I’m sorry, but they haven’t even beat an average team yet. Their schedule doesn’t look that difficult, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the playoffs, but I don’t know that I’d go calling them…

    Actually, considering how bad so many teams are this year, against the average NFL team right now, I would agree, they are good.

  21. Phaktor333, the “leagues greatest minds” are who got the Ravens in this mess. They are all about the compensatory picks. They have missed on a lot of picks, keep an injury prone TE because he’s great while healthy but hasn’t been healthy for how long?, and fail to stock up on depleted positions. 8-8 is likely a pipe dream.

  22. That’s the most lopsided loss of the year for Baltimore, don’t believe me, go look. I’m a Hawks fan that appreciates the Cardinals and how they play. Just being real.

    I am a Cards fan, so I say “lucky” with love, not bitterness. The screw-ups on Special Teams made this closer than it should have been. I should not have been pacing with less than a minute left to go in this game.

  23. Chris says:
    Oct 27, 2015 1:05 PM
    That’s the most lopsided loss of the year for Baltimore, don’t believe me, go look. I’m a Hawks fan that appreciates the Cardinals and how they play. Just being real.

    I am a Cards fan, so I say “lucky” with love, not bitterness. The screw-ups on Special Teams made this closer than it should have been. I should not have been pacing with less than a minute left to go in this game.
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    I hear ya, but the Ravens are NOT NEARLY as bad as their record. Look at the scores of their games.

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