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Cardinals Look Helpless As Chiefs Pound The Ball To A 17-3 Halftime Lead

With the Cardinals quarterback competition at the forefront of every Arizona fans' minds, only one true victor emerged after the first half of play: the Chiefs.

On the first two drives of the game, Kansas City's relentless run game had their way with a reeling Cardinals defense. Consistently pounding the ball for five yards at a time, the Chiefs excellent zone-blocking set up an easy 11-yard lob pass to Hillis for a touchdown. From there, they'd continue their dominance, only requiring four plays to move 72-yards before practice squad talent Shaun Draughn diced the Cards' D for a four-yard touchdown run.

With a 14-0 lead, Skelton began to force feed the ball to Larry Fitzgerald, hooking up on a nice slant that was negated by a defensive pass interference call before shooting a laser to Fitz for a 17-yard gain. Unfortunately, that's where the fun would end with Skelton (3/6, 35 yards) lobbing up a duck to a triple-teamed Fitzgerald for an interception on a few plays later.

Kevin Kolb would then come into the game down 17-0 after a William Gay pass interference call set up a Ryan Succop field goal. And for the second consecutive week, Kolb (1/5, 21 yards) wasn't given much of a chance by his offensive line. His lone highlight would come on a nice back shoulder fade to DeMarco Sampson as he spent the remainder of his time on the field either being sacked or running for his life.

Luckily, all was not lost as Ryan Lindley (5/6, 45 yards) showed great poise in his two-minute drill, hooking with fellow rookie LaRon Byrd three times on the drive to set up a 40-yard field goal from Jay Feely.