Morning Rewind, 10/27: Cardinals steal the show with Monday Night win

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By JOHN DORN

Week 7's Monday Night Football matchup featured an Arizona Cardinals team trying to get back on the winning side after a 4-1 start, and a Baltimore Ravens unit that was trying to avoid tying the Detroit Lions for the worst record in football with a loss.

The simple way to put it: The better team prevailed.

Arizona, among the teams in the top third of the league that seemingly stand a chance at a postseason run, moved to 5-2 with a fairly convincing 26-18 win at home against John Harbaugh's bunch -- now tied for league-worst. Chris Johnson continued his resurgence for the Cards, running for 122 yards, while John Brown and Malcom Floyd each caught touchdowns from Carson Palmer, who completed 20-of-29 and threw for 275 yards.



Baltimore had trouble getting much of anything going offensively until it was too late, with Justin Forsett carrying it 12 times for 36 yards. Joe Flacco dropped back 43 times, was sacked three times and completed 26 of his passes for 252 yards. He recorded a touchdown to Kyle Juszczyk, which set up a potentially game-tying drive for the Ravens in the closing minutes, but then completed a pass to Cardinal Tony Jefferson, and the game was over.



Now 5-2, Arizona will next travel to Cleveland for a face-off with the Browns in Week 8. The Ravens will try to salvage some dignity and turn things around at home against the 2-5 San Diego Chargers.

Cardinals 26, Ravens 18


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