Cardinals vs. Jaguars 2013: Arizona in the playoff hunt after win in Jacksonville

Scott Cunningham

Our SB Nation writers are talking about the Cardinals win over the Jaguars.

The Cardinals are now 6-4, following a Week 11 win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Arizona was able to surge in the second half after playing the Jaguars neck-and-neck in the first two quarters. A big passing play from Carson Palmer to Michael Floyd allowed for the Cardinals to pull away against the Jaguars, who are now the worst team in the league in the standings.

Two touchdowns and no interceptions from Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer allowed for Arizona to control the game during the home stretch. The Cardinals forced Jaguars quarterback to throw two interceptions and that gave Arizona the ability to maintain the time of possession and attempt more plays.

Adam Stites of Big Cat Country believes Henne does not offer enough at quarterback for the Jaguars to win consistently:

Quarterback Chad Henne is the usual suspect for the Jaguars when it comes to offensive struggles, but it's tough to blame him for the Week 11 loss, although he was far from perfect. Henne threw two fourth-quarter interception that put an end to any rally chances and didn't move the ball after the first quarter, but the real struggle was the running game of the Jaguars.

AndyStandsUp of Revenge of the Birds thinks the Cardinals should have dominated this game but is happy with the win:

The Arizona Cardinals had won two in a row and were facing the 1-8 Jacksonville Jaguars without Luke Joekel, Blaine Gabbert, Justin Blackmon, Paul Posluzny and Will Rackley. Jacksonville was last in rushing defense and scoring offense. They hadn't scored a touchdown at home all season. They deserved their last place ranking and it looked to be an easy victory for Arizona.

But then they played the game.

The Cardinals overcame a 14 point first period from the home team and Carson Palmer had over 400 yards (30-42 419 yards, 2TDs) and Micheal Floyd (coming in with a sprained shoulder) a 91-yard touchdown with Arizona, making second-half adjustments again, defeated the Jaguars 27-14 on Sunday.

The Jaguars will travel to Houston to face the Texans in Week 12, while the Cardinals will host the Colts.

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