Ravens 31, Cardinals 24: 2 INTs doom Arizona is 5th straight loss

The Arizona Cardinals played another quality opponent tough but ended up with their fifth consecutive loss.

They scored a touchdown on their opening drive and scored 17 points in the second half, more than they had all season, but it wasn’t enough as Ravens running back Gus Edwards had two rushing touchdowns and Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs was picked off twice.

In the end, it was a 31-24 loss. The Ravens improved to 6-2 and the Cardinals fell to 1-7.

Below is the game recap!

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LG Trystan Colon gets hurt

On the second play of the game, left guard Trystan Colon went down. It appeared to be his right knee. He walked off the field on his own but hobbled a bit. Dennis Daley replaced him.

Cardinals 7, Ravens 0

The Cardinals got on the board first with a 12-play drive to start the game. Quarterback Josh Dobbs sneaked it in from one yard out.

They were aided by two Baltimore penalties.

It appeared it would be a three-and-out with Dobbs getting sacked on third down but there was an illegal contact penalty.

CB Marlon Humphrey was flagged for defensive pass interference on Marquise Brown in the end zone to put the ball at the one.

Dobbs was 3-for-3 for 24 yards on the drive.

Ravens 7, Cardinals 7

The Ravens answered the Cardinals’ touchdown with a 10-play touchdown drive to answer. Lamar Jackson threw a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews.

Marco Wilson’s pass interference penalty set the Ravens up with first-and-goal.

Dante Stills picked up a sack on the drive.

Cardinals fail on 4th down

The Cardinals got past midfield and ended up with a fourth-and-1. They went for it to start the second quarter and Dobbs’ pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage. The Ravens took over at their 44.

Strip sack, overturned and a missed FG

On third down, Zaven Collins stripped Lamar Jackson for a sack and Budda Baker recovered.

That is how it appeared at least.

Upon review, it was ruled a forward pass and incomplete.

The Ravens attempted a 53-yard field goal that Justin Tucker missed.

The Cardinals took over at their 43.

Stuffed on 4th down again

The Cardinals got into Baltimore territory and had fourth and less than a yard. They went for it on fourth down and the officials had to measure.

However, after the ball was originally spotted, an official moved it back and the measurement was short, turning the ball over on downs for the second time.

Damien Williams hurt

Emari Demercado played almost every snap of the first half, but Damien Williams came in briefly. He had two carries and apparently injured his foot. It was announced he was questionable to return.

Dobbs picked off!

After picking up a couple of first downs, on the first play after the two-minute warning, Dobbs overthrew Michael Wilson and his throw was picked off by Brandon Stephens.

The Ravens took over at the Arizona 43.

Ravens 14, Cardinals 7


The Ravens turned the Dobbs interception into a touchdown. Six plays after the pick, Gus Edwards scored on a one-yard touchdown run.

Big loss after fumble

The Cardinals almost turned the ball over on third down. Dobbs was sacked by Michael Pierce and Dobbs fumbled. Center Hjalte Froholdt recovered the ball at the 12. It ended up being a 25-yard loss.

Odell Beckham hurt

Beckham suffered a stomach contusion on an incomplete throw to him and he was announced as questionable to return to the game.

BJ Ojulari gets 1st career sack!

Ojulari sacked Lamar Jackson for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter. The 2023 second-round pick got his first sack in the NFL.

Dobbs picked off

On the first play of the Cardinals’ next drive, starting at their own 10, Dobbs was picked off by Geno Stone, who now has five picks this season. They took over at the Arizona 23.

Ravens 21, Cardinals 7


After Stone’s interception, it took the Ravens three plays to get into the end zone. Gus Edwards ran seven yards for the score to make it a 14-point game.

Ravens 24, Cardinals 7

The Ravens added a 48-yard field goal with 9:27 left in the fourth quarter. They went 37 yards in eight plays.

BIG 2ND EFFORT TD! Ravens 24, Cardinals 15

The Cardinals scored points in the second half for the first time since Week 5. Dobbs hit Trey McBride for a 17-yard score, but it needed a major extra effort from McBride and blockers, who pushed and pulled him the final three yards into the end zone.

Dobbs ran in the two-point conversion.

Ravens 31, Cardinals 15

The Ravens tacked on a late touchdown to ensure the 9.5-point was covered. Gus Edwards had a one-yard touchdown run for his second score of the game after Antonio Hamilton was flagged for pass interference in the end zone.

Ravens 31, Cardinals 21

With only the faintest amount of hope, down 16 points, the Cardinals moved down the field and got a touchdown. Dobbs found Hollywood Brown for a one-yard touchdown pass.

Dobbs had the two-point conversion but there was a holding penalty so they had to retry it and failed.

Those betting the Ravens to cover the 9.5-point spread breathed a sigh of relief.

Onside kick recovered!

With a 10-point deficit and 1:11 to go, the Cardinals attempted an onside kick and rookie Owen Pappoe recovered it.


FG GOOD! Ravens 31, Cardinals 24

The Cardinals got a 22-yard pass play to Trey McBride and kicked a 47-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining to pull within seven.

Bettors with the Ravens covering the spread were saddened.

Ravens run out clock

The Ravens recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran the clock out with a kneeldown.

The Ravens improved to 6-2 and the Cardinals fell to 1-7.

Story originally appeared on Cards Wire