The Arizona Cardinals (2-0) face the winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) on Sunday. Check back for updates throughout the game.
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Closing it out
The Jacksonville Jaguars were down, but weren't ready to go quietly — that is until quarterback Trevor Lawrence fumbled away another possession inside the Cardinals 30. Chandler Jones has the recovery for Arizona with 4:11 to play.
A.J. Green had a big game for the Cardinals by catching five passes for 112 yards. Quarterback Kyler Murray was 27-for-33 for 309 yards.
Arizona is now 3-0, while Jacksonville falls to 0-3.
The Arizona Cardinals made it 31-19 after James Conner ran 1 yard up the middle for a touchdown.
The score capped a 10-play, 65-yard drive that took nearly 7 minutes off the clock.
After trailing Jacksonville 19-10, the Cardinals have scored 21 unanswered points. The now lead with 6:49 to play.
Conner has nine carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns.
Cardinals score quickly
The Arizona Cardinals lead Jacksonville 24-19 after Byron Murphy picked off a Trevor Lawrence pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown.
The play featured a bit of a trickery with a handoff being tossed to Lawrence, but the Cardinals didn't fall for it.
The interception came with the Jaguars facing a second-and-6 from their own 25.
Just 57 seconds earlier, it took just five plays for the Cardinals to go 75 yards for their second touchdown against Jacksonville. The score and the point after cut the Jaguars lead to 19-17.
Quarterback Kyler Murray completed three passes on the drive and James Conner carried the ball twice, including the 4-yard scoring run.
Jaguars providing challenge
James Robinson ran the ball 4 yards up the middle to give the Jacksonville Jaguars a 19-16 lead over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
With 2 seconds left in the first half, Arizona led 7-0, but has been outscored 12-3 since then.
The score by Robinson was the Jaguars first rushing touchdown of the season. Jacksonville has 127 yards on 24 carries against the Cardinals.
Converting on 4th
Facing a fourth-and-2 from the Jacksonville 23, the Arizona Cardinals went for it and got it with a 3-yard pass from Kyler Murray to Christian Kirk.
In a similar situation a few plays later, the Cardinals opted for a field goal on fourth-and-3 from the 16. Matt Prater easily put the 34-yard field goal through the uprights.
Jacksonville leads Arizona 13-10 with 7:38 left in the third.
The Cardinals were driving on their first possession of the second half. With a first-and-10 from the Jacksonville 43, Murray dropped back for a long pass to Christian Kirk near the end zone. However, that pass fell into the arms of safety Andrew Wingard.
The pick was Jacksonville's first of the season.
The Jaguars were not able to make anything of it, however. They punted the ball away on a three-and-out. Arizona took possession on it's own 16.© Nathan Ray Seebeck, Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Sep 26, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (39) runs back missed field goal back for a 109 yard touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Jaguars lead 13-7 after 109-yard return
With 2 second left in the first half, Cardinals kicker Matt Prater lined up to make history.
The kicker, who was good from 62 yards a week ago against the Vikings, was attempting from 68 yards.
Matt Prater lining up for a NFL-record 68-yard FG here in Jacksonville. Whaddya think?— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) September 26, 2021
The kick was on the mark, but came up short and landed in the arms of Jamal Agnew, who returned it 109-yard for a touchdown.
Jacksonville missed the point after attempt but leads 13-7.
The Cardinals led 7-0 for most of the first half, but the Jaguars equaled the score with 21 second left in the half as Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence found D.J. Chark in the back of the end zone from 12 yards out.
Murray is 12-for-14 passing for 107 yards. Lawrence is 12-for-17 for 117 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
On the line
The Cardinals and Jaguars will need to pick up their pace in the second half it are going to hit the over for Sunday's game in Jacksonville. The teams would need to combine to score at least 51.5 points. At the half, the total just 21.
Jaguars threaten, Cardinals intercept
Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars were threatening from the 17, but Byron Murphy quickly turned things in the Cardinals favor.
Murphy intercepted a Lawrence pass that bounced off the hands of a receiver. He returned the ball seven yards to the Arizona 14.
The interception was the sixth for Lawrence this season.
The Cardinals weren't able to capitalize on the turnover. After bringing the ball out to the 32, they were forced to punt when Kyler Murray's pass on third-and-4 fell incomplete.
The Arizona Cardinals found themselves on their own 1-yard line after a punt by Jacksonville.
The Cardinals managed a series of positive plays and faced a fourth-and-1 before a false started back them back up.
The result was a 45-yard punt by Andy Lee that gave the Jaguars their best field position of the day at the 50-yard line.
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Cardinals break through
After trading punts with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Arizona Cardinals finally got something started on Sunday thanks to a 27-yard kick return by Rondale Moore.
A few plays later quarterback Kyler Murray found Christian Kirk on a 28-yard completion that put the Cardinals on the Jacksonville 6.
Four plays later, Murray trotted into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the young season. Matt Prater add the point after for the 7-0 lead.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Cardinals rewind: Strong second half carries Arizona past Jacksonville
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