The Cardinals have kicked off the 2006 season with a new stadium, a new running back, and a veteran QB who is finally healthy! As the first quarter comes to an end the Cardinals are up on a lousy 49ers team 21-7.
Last year in 05, the Cardinals had a total of 27 points in the first quarter for the entire year (9 FG's)... today the Cardinals have almost eclipsed last years total in only 1 quarter with 21 points, 2 passing TD's and 1 rushing.
Last year the Cardinals had a grand total of 2 rushing TD's on the season! Today they have already have 1 and could easily surpass 2 by the end of this game at the rate they are going... especially if the 49ers keep turning the ball over as they have so far (2 Fumbles in the first quarter!).
Are these Cardinals for real this year? It's really hard to say because they are playing the 49ers. Their oppoenent next week should give us all a good indicator with how good this Cardinals team is when they face the Seatlle Seahawks!