The Arizona Cardinals picked up an exciting overtime victory against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Well..the majority of the game wasn't particularly exciting, but you can't argue with results. The final numbers in this one weren't pretty, but let's take a look at some key stats.
If you're just looking at passing numbers, quarterback John Skelton had a pretty solid game. He was 20-for-35 on pass attempts and finished with 222 passing yards and the only touchdown of the game: a 13 yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter to help the Cardinals tie it up at 13-13 and send the game to overtime. Add another 38 rushing yards and no interceptions and that line doesn't look half bad. In fact, Arizona's ground attack was so bad that Skelton led the team in rushing yardage. Still, any game where you're responsible for two safeties in one quarter can't really be one that you'll think back on fondly when your career is all over with. (If you wanted to relive the thrill of two nearly-consecutive safeties, click here.)
Over on the receiving side, Early Doucet led the Arizona receivers with six catches for 78 yards.
But of course, the play that everyone is going to remember from this game is really the only one that counts. Patrick Peterson returned an overtime punt 99 yards for a touchdown and the Arizona victory. Peterson had four returns in the game for 127 yards. He also managed to snag the only interception of the game.
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