In a battle of field goals, the Arizona Cardinals came up a little short last night.
Nick Novak booted four field goals to lift the San Diego Chargers over the Red Birds, 12-9 in the preseason finale at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. It was a ho-hum affair in which Arizona had a grand total of four first downs and 98 total yards.
The Cardinals finished the preseason at 1-3.
Rookie Chandler Catanzaro, who beat out veteran Jay Feely for the kicker position, kicked three field goals (from 42, 38 and 35 yards) for Arizona but it was not enough.
Ironically, these two squads will face each other again in their next game – the regualr season opener in Glendale on Monday Night Football on Sept. 8.
In a battle of backups, rookie quarterback Logan Thomas played the entire game and looked shaky at best. The Virginia Tech product completed just nine of 21 passes for 73 yards. His QB rating was 32.4 for the night.
Rookie tight end Troy Niklas had two receptions for 32 yards for the Red Birds.Read more... Join the Conversation...