With one quarter in the books, the Arizona Cardinals are finally getting their act together. After the first two possessions ended with a pick deflected off of tight end Rob Housler and a near-pick deflected off of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu's hands, the Cardinals closed out the quarter on the Steelers' side of the field for the first time.
Thanks to incredible 31-yard leaping catch by Larry Fitzgerald, Kevin Kolb had his yard total nearly doubled, finishing the quarter with a line of 4-7 for 69 yards and one interception. His leading reciever is Fitzgerald with that lone catch for 31 yards. Beanie Wells has begun the game slow with a meager six carries for nine yards.
The Steelers capitalized on the lone turnover of the game, converting the Kolb pick into a 12 yard touchdown to Heath Miller in which absolutely no defenders were even on the same side of the field as the tight end.
The Cardinals did manage to bottle of the Steelers run game in the first 15 minutes, only allowing nine rushing yards. While Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accurate early, the Cardinals have done a solid job limiting his big plays keeping his favorite deep threat, wide receiver Mike Wallace, catch-less through one.
So far these teams have played each other very evenly and the game would still most likely be scoreless if it wasn't for Kolb's early blunder.