Cardinals vs. Buccaneers: Takeaways from Arizona's 13-10 Win over Tampa Bay

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Cardinals vs. Buccaneers: Takeaways from Arizona's 13-10 Win over Tampa Bay
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Peterson saved the day for the Cardinals.

Another week came and went, and another ugly performance was turned in by the Arizona Cardinals offense. The team rallied late after three quarters of nothing, and with a lot of help from the defense, the Cardinals (2-2) squeaked by with a 13-10 victory.

For all intents and purposes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have won this Week 4 game.

Bucs rookie quarterback Mike Glennon played well enough in the first half to build a 10-0 lead, and with the Cards struggling as much as they were, the game easily could have gotten out of hand in the second half.

But Todd Bowles’ defense did not allow it despite playing down three starters from a week ago. The new starters played well, holding star running back Doug Martin to 1.7 yards per carry on the day.

Tampa Bay kept with the run game despite its failure, probably because head coach Greg Schiano did not want to put too much pressure on his rookie quarterback.

When that pressure came, Glennon crumbled, throwing a late interception to cornerback Patrick Peterson that set up the game-tying touchdown with three minutes to play.

Here are some takeaways from the 13-10 win.

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