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Cardinals beat Ravens thanks to a late interception in the end zone

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The Baltimore Ravens faced yet another tough road game tonight as they travelled to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Cardinals.

It was a very interesting game as the two teams fought until the final seconds to try and gain the advantage.

One fateful throw

The Cardinals came away with the 26-18 win but it all came down to a final throw from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco being intercepted in the end zone with just :06 seconds left.


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The Ravens gave themselves a lot of hope late in the game after they scored a touchdown with a two point conversion leaving just 4:26 on the clock and themselves within eight points of tying the game.

Scoring after blocking an Arizona punt gave the Ravens hope and then stopping the Cardinals drive helped them even more.

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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was flagged for intentional grounding on second down with 2:32 remaining in the game which practically ensured the Ravens would have close to two minutes to try and get the score they needed to tie up the game.

Flacco and the Ravens would go 67 yards in 10 plays to see their final pass picked off with just :06 left to condemn them to their sixth loss of the season.

The game really centred on two key stars for Arizona as quarterback Carson Palmer and runningback Chris Johnson torn the Ravens to pieces.

John rushed for 122 yards and scored the opening touchdown of the game for an impressive night from the former New York Jet.

Palmer threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns tonight and helped to lead the Cardinals to a 5-2 record and a stronger position on top of the NFC West.

Set for two straight?

Up next for the Cardinals is a trip to Cleveland to face the Browns who are 2-5 this season and have given up more yards to runningbacks than anyone this season.

Chris Johnson may be excited about the chance to play the Browns but the Cardinals are surely expected to gain a second straight win next week.

Meanwhile the Ravens return home for the chance to take on Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers who are another team in much need of a win.

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