Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis
Cardinals 13, Buccaneers 10
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was inconsistent, completing 21-of-38 passing for 248 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for a 62.2 passer rating. Wideout Larry Fitzgerald was the hero, catching six passes for 68 yards. None was bigger than his last reception, a 13-yard scoring strike from Palmer that tied the game at 10 with 3:12 to go.
Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon played a solid first half, leading the Bucs to a 10-0 halftime lead. He led a touchdown drive in the first quarter, throwing to wideout Mike Williams (4 rec, 38 yards, 1 TD) for the score. But Glennon struggled in the second half as Arizona's defense tightened its coverage.
Peterson picked Glennon for the first time with under four minutes to go in regulation and a touchdown lead, and on the very next play, Palmer hit Fitzgerald to knot it up.
Arizona's defense immediately forced a 3-and-out of Glennon and the Bucs, and after starting on the plus side of the field, Palmer led the game-winning drive, capped off by a Jay Feely 27-yard field goal with 90 seconds remaining.
After Peterson's second second pick of Glennon, Palmer took two knees to wrap up the victory.
0:48 remaining in the fourth quarter
Patrick Peterson picks off Glennon for the second time in about 15 real-time minutes, and the Cardinals will walk away victorious.
1:37 remaining in the fourth quarter
Penalties have haunted both teams now, as Dashon Goldson is hit with a defenseless receiver call on Cardinals receiver Juron Brown, who made an outstanding catch on the sideline.
I disagree wholeheartedly with the penalty called, but that's the NFL we know and love today.
Feely on for a go-ahead field goal. It's good from 27 yards (13-10, Cardinals).
2:30 remaining in the fourth quarter
Dontay Moch, playing in his first game on defense in the NFL, sacks Glennon to force a punt. Palmer and the offense start on the plus side of the field for the second consecutive time late in this one.
Tie game. Two minutes to go.
Don't. Go. Anywhere.
2:50 remaining in the fourth quarter
Jerraud Powers has played a pretty good game. Sure tackling and solid coverage.
3:06 remaining in the fourth quarter
Larry Fitzgerald comes up huge for the Cardinals when they needed him. He and Palmer connect on a 13-yard score (10-10).
3:12 remaining in the fourth quarter
A terrible decision to throw from Glennon, and Patrick Peterson undercuts Vincent Jackson for his first pick of the 2013 season.
4:18 remaining in the fourth quarter
A sustained drive here from Glennon will end the game. The Cardinals have been stingy this half, and they need a stop in the worst way.
4:12 remaining in the fourth quarter
McCoy beats Fanaika on a crucial third down to force an incompletion from Palmer. The Cardinals punt again, and the Bucs are pinned inside the 10-yard line by Justin Bethel.
5:50 remaining in the fourth quarter
Michael Floyd is having a solid afternoon despite the offensive woes. He now has five receptions for 87 yards.
6:27 remaining in the fourth quarter
Palmer leads the team out for an enormous drive with time winding down in the game. Down by a touchdown, anything less than six here is unacceptable.
6:50 remaining in the fourth quarter
Arizona's defense holds twice on the drive, and with a longer fourth down, Tampa will punt this time.
9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter
A fake punt on 4th-and-short leads to a huge gain and a first down for Tampa. Gutsy call paid off.
11:21 remaining in the fourth quarter
It's been over six quarters, but the Cardinals finally have some points on the board after a Jay Feely field goal (10-3, Bucs).
13:30 remaining in the fourth quarter
That is just what Arizona needed. Doug Martin simply dropped the ball after the handoff.
Good starting field position for the Cards.
0:08 remaining in the third quarter
Now Darnell Dockett limps off the field for Arizona. The injuries are mounting for the front seven at an alarming and curious rate.
1:06 remaining in the third quarter
Revis picks off Palmer while covering Fitzgerald. That's the second time Revis has picked a Cardinals quarterback in coverage of Fitzgerald. He did so in 2008 while with the New York Jets against Kurt Warner.
2:40 remaining in the third quarter
Cards left guard Daryn Colledge is leaving the field after an injury. Second-year tackle Nate Potter is in for him. He's transitioning to guard.
3:35 remaining in the third quarter
The pressure is getting to Glennon, and it looks now like it's starting to affect his decision-making.
4:16 remaining in the third quarter
For those curious about the interception, that's a smash concept that didn't work.
4:16 remaining in the third quarter
So Carson Palmer just threw an end-zone pass into double coverage. Picked off by rookie Jonathan Banks.
6:00 remaining in the third quarter
Passing lanes are opening up for Palmer and the Cards, especially deep digs.
7:55 remaining in the third quarter
The Cardinals offense looks much crisper this opening drive. The blocking is better, and that's giving Palmer time to pick apart the Tampa defense.
9:20 remaining in the third quarter
Fitzgerald featured again, as he's got the deep dig for a big gain on 2nd-and-long.
11:50 remaining in the third quarter
Larry Fitzgerald is the first target of the second half for Palmer. Good idea.
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