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Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

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Shaun ChurchContributor INovember 17, 2013

Final Score

Cardinals 27, Jaguars 14

 

The Arizona Cardinals have won three straight games after dropping two in a row earlier in the season after they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars handily. It may have been a two-score game on the scoreboard, but Jacksonville's offense was completely shut down after scoring each of its touchdowns on the first two drives of the game.

The Cardinals (6-4) had no rushing attack all afternoon, which was somewhat surprising given that the Jaguars had the worst-ranked run defense entering play today.

Quarterback Carson Palmer was brilliant throughout and shredded a weak secondary, going 30-of-42, completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 419 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 119.0 passer rating. It's the sixth time in his career Palmer has thrown for at least 400 yards. He was sacked three times.

The Jaguars (1-9) started great, scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions. They gained 117 yards on those two possessions and had a 14-7 lead. But things came to a screeching halt after that, as they gained just 157 yards the rest of the way.

Chad Henne was solid until the fourth quarter when he tossed two late interceptions while attempting comeback drives. He completed 27 of his 42 passes (64.3 percent) for 255 yards, one touchdown and two picks for a 69.0 passer rating. He was sacked twice.

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