Connect with us

Phuket

NFL Week 15: Cardinals grind out win over Chiefs

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: The Arizona Cardinals won their second straight game on Thursday night football by grinding out a 12-7 home win over a lackluster Kansas City Chiefs (7-6), but the win saw their quarterback Drew Stanton leave the game with a worrisome right knee injury.

The injury came as a big setback for the Cardinals, now 11-3, who had the best record in football until their starting quarterback Carson Palmer went down with a knee injury against the St Louis Rams (6-8) earlier this month.

In Thursday’s game, all the offense the redbirds needed came off the foot of placekicker Chandler Catanzaro, who split the uprights four times.

The anemic Rams’ offence was held to two short field goals and had five three-and-out series in the third quarter.

The strength of the Rams all year has been their defense. In fact, Catanzaro’s 23-yard field goal in the second quarter ended nine quarters of shutout defense by St Louis, which racked up huge wins against the Washington Redskins (3-10) and Oakland Raiders (2-11) by a combined 76-0 the previous two weeks.

In relief of Stanton, third string QB Ryan Lindley was very ineffective, but it didn’t matter in the end. The Cards will have to decide whether to start him again or hand the game ball to completely untested rookie QB Logan Thomas until Stanton’s return.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday evening that Stanton’s injure was a “Grade 2” MCL sprain and is expected back for the playoffs, per two sources.

THIS WEEKEND’S BIG GAMES

Breakfast bowl: One of the biggest games of Week 15 will start at 8:30am local time on Monday, when the Dallas Cowboys travel to the Philadelphia Eagles in a key NFC East matchup (screened on NBC).

Both teams are tied at the top of the division with 9-4 records, but the Eagles won the previous contest on Thanksgiving Day in Arlington. It could be a “loser go home” match due to the Wild Card situation in the NFC and ever-improving play by Superbowl champs the Seattle Seahawks, now 9-4 and on a three-game win streak.

I don’t know why, but something tells me Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is going to have a big game and lead Dallas to a win in this one.

Chargers vs Broncos (4:05am Monday, CBS): The Denver Broncos (10-3) will head west for an AFC West showdown with the San Diego Chargers (8-3). The Broncos will want to win in order to stay in contention for the number one seed in the AFC, meaning they would not have to travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts, to take on the New England Patriots (10-3), who beat them there solidly a few weeks ago and thus hole the number one seed.

The question for the Chargers, who lost to the Pats’ solid defense at home last week, will be whether they can generate a ground game. They need a win to stay in the hunt for a Wild Card spot.

Bills vs Packers (1am Monday, Fox): The Buffalo Bills (7-6) are one of the most surprising teams in the league this year based on having one of the best pass rushes in the league. Playing for their playoff lives at home against the Green Bay Packers (10-3), it will be interesting to see if their pass rush can get to future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been playing at a super high level for weeks.

Patriots vs Dolphins (1am Monday, CBS): Both the Miami Dolphins (7-6) and the New England Patriots (10-3) will be playing full-tilt in this one; the Pats to retain hold of the number one playoff seed in the AFC, and the Dolphins to remain in contention for a wild card spot.

The Dolphins beat the Pats in the home opener by getting to QB Tom Brady, but now the Pats have a much improved defensive line and will be playing in freezing Foxborough with revenge on their minds. It is worth considering that New England quarterback Tom Brady is 25-2 in December home games.

— Somchai Huasaikul

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)21 mins ago

Covid-19 round-up for expats 3: Are countries helping Thailand?

Coronavirus (Covid-19)21 mins ago

Covid-19 round-up for expats 2: Will your country give a vaccine?

Coronavirus (Covid-19)21 mins ago

Covid-19 round-up for expats 1: Should you travel to Thailand?

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Thailand56 mins ago

Thailand News Today | Lockdown for BKK? Demonstrations back on, Pathum Thani shooter arrested

Thailand60 mins ago

Myth busted: Drinking alcohol does not kill Covid-19 – VIDEO

Phuket2 hours ago

Power outages coming to Kathu, again

Tourism2 hours ago

List of countries by Covid-19 risk level, classified by Thailand’s DDC

Thailand2 hours ago

Legalised marijuana up next? Courts get closer to legalising kratom

Phuket3 hours ago

Phuket police raids nab suspects for allegedly having guns, drugs, kratom

World4 hours ago

Antivirus legend John McAfee apparent suicide in Spanish prison

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 4,108 new cases; provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Bar girls in Pattaya arrested for allegedly violating Covid restrictions while live streaming

Protests5 hours ago

Gathering for 89th anniversary of constitutional monarchy

Crime6 hours ago

Police arrest suspect who allegedly killed Covid patient and 7-Eleven clerk

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Multiple Bangkok hospitals stop Covid testing, citing fear of insufficient beds

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending