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Arizona Cardinals’ offense slow to get going in Baltimore

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws to a receiver in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Arizona Cardinals showed glimmers of the fiery offense that ignited in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s game.

After five plays and 19 yards on their first drive, the Cardinals were forced to punt it away. Andy Lee was able to bury it on the Ravens’ six-yard line.

On the next drive, Arizona was on the field even less time. After three plays and a recovered fumble, the Cardinals were forced to punt yet again.

It wasn’t until their third drive of the game that they started to get somewhere. Murray was able to get off a series of throws, but they ultimately settled for a 22-yard field goal from Zane Gonzalez.

On the other side of the ball, the Ravens had little issue getting quarterback. Lamar Jackson’s first drive only took seven plays to put the Ravens in the endzone with a 27-yard pass to to tight end Mark Andrews.

Later in the second quarter, Murray pushed the Cardinals into the red zone, but a series of incomplete passes forced Arizona to settle for another field goal.

Murray finished the first half with 192 yards and completed 17 of 26 passes.

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