1:00 PM ET, September 23, 2007
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
It was interesting to watch the quarterback play in this game. After missing last week, Baltimore's Steve McNair returned and performed well. He took what the defense gave him, completing short and intermediate routes to sustain long drives. The Arizona defense appeared to be playing a bend-but-don't-break philosophy defending against the big play, but McNair made enough plays to keep the chains moving. But McNair couldn't make it all the way through the game. Kyle Boller replaced him in the fourth quarter and he performed well enough to hold on for the victory.
Meanwhile, Baltimore defensive coordinator Rex Ryan used a good mixture of coverages and blitzes to make Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart uncomfortable. He struggled much of the game and head coach Ken Whisenhunt replaced him with Kurt Warner. Warner moved the chains effectively in the second half and he rallied the Cardinals, even tying the game late in the fourth quarter. It will be interesting to see how this game of musical quarterbacks end up.
Ravens CB Samari Rolle was inactive because of illness. He was replaced by Corey Ivy. ... Arizona RB Edgerrin James' 27-yard run in the first quarter was his longest since joining the Cardinals in 2006. ... Stover has 416 career field goals, third most in NFL history.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.6||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:14||Matt Stover 21 Yd||0||3|
|FG||10:52||Matt Stover 28 Yd||0||6|
|FG||05:14||Neil Rackers 48 Yd||3||6|
|TD||01:55||Derrick Mason 13 Yd Pass From Steve Mcnair (Matt Stover Kick)||3||13|
|TD||00:55||Yamon Figurs 75 Yd Punt Return (Matt Stover Kick)||3||20|
|FG||05:18||Neil Rackers 40 Yd||6||20|
|FG||00:16||Matt Stover 43 Yd||6||23|
|TD||12:02||Anquan Boldin 5 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||13||23|
|TD||10:19||Anquan Boldin 32 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||20||23|
|FG||01:50||Neil Rackers 41 Yd||23||23|
|FG||00:00||Matt Stover 46 Yd||23||26|