Bob Kemp


        *CARDINALS 31, JAGUARS 19: The Cardinals overcame a baffling series of decisions from their head coach to conclude the first half in large part because their two big-name off-season additions made decisive plays in the second half.
        *J.J. WATT WAS DOMINANT: He was credited with just two tackles, but was disruptive against the run much of the game and his up the middle pressure forced Trevor Lawrence to throw early on the Byron Murphy pick six that that gave the Cardinals the lead.
        *A.J. GREEN PRODUCED HIS FIRST 100-YARD GAME WITH HIS NEW TEAM: He caught five of six targets from Kyler Murray for 112 yards, including a pair of 50-50 balls during drives that resulted in Arizona touchdowns.
        *JAMES CONNOR IS THE GOAL-LINE MAN: He had second-half touchdown runs of four yards and one yard. The one-yard run was a rare formation with Murray under center and power personnel formation.
        *THE CARDINALS OVERCAME TO OVERCAME KLIFF KINGSBURY’S END OF THE FIRST HALF IGNORNACE: The Jaguars scored with 21 seconds remaining to tie the score at seven and the ball at the 25. With the Cardinals set to receive the ball to the second half, Kingsbury still opted not to run out the clock with short, quick plays that resulted in a Matt Prater attempting a 68-yard field goal that was predictably short. What Kingsbury, apparently didn’t factor in was Jamal Agnew returning the kick 109 yards to give the Jags a touchdown 13-7 halftime lead. It was an easy 109 yards because the field goal team is Prater, holder Andy Lee and the nine aligned to prevent a blocked field goal, not make a tackle.
        *THAT WAS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT WENT WRONG ON THE FINAL PLAY OF THE FIRST HALF: Starting left guard Justin Pugh was injured and was one of three Cardinals starting offensive line not finishing the game. Kelvin Beachum (ribs) was inactive while Justin Murray also left in the first half because of injury.