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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals were without one starter at inside linebacker – Karlos Dansby – and had another – Haason Reddick – dealing with cramps. They're already dealing with depth issues at the position because of injuries and it could become a concern for coach Bruce Arians. "I hope to hell they get healthy," Arians said. "I'll be concerned if we're playing with the group we had tonight."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was concerned about the Chicago Bears' success running the ball Saturday night. Arizona gave up 75 rushing yards in the first quarter – 72 of which were to Tarik Cohen. For the game, the Bears had 102. "Hell yeah," Arians said. "You don't want to see anybody come here and run 10-, 15-yard runs against any of our defenses but especially our number ones."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' offensive line wasn't to blame for some, if not all, of quarterback Carson Palmer's hits on Saturday night, coach Bruce Arians said. Arians put the blame on Palmer for holding the ball too long "and getting himself hit."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was not impressed with the play of starting quarterback Carson Palmer in Saturday's game against Chicago. Palmer was 9-of-14 passing for 67 yards and a touchdown, but, Arians said, Palmer's struggles weren't all his fault. "I thought Carson was not as sharp as he's been," Arians said. "We didn't do a lot of work against these guys for him and it showed for him."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals wide receiver John Brown "had no chance" to play in Saturday night's game against the Bears, coach Bruce Arians said. Brown has been dealing with a lingering quad injury.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie linebacker Haason Reddick had cramps in his hands which caused him to miss some plays in the first half, coach Bruce Arians said.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Cardinals running back David Johnson and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were limited to just a handful of snaps on Saturday because coach Bruce Arians said they don't need to get tackled that much. He wanted both of his stars to get a feel for the game and then get out. Johnson had three carries for three yards and Fitzgerald had one target but didn't make a catch.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called Tyrann Mathieu's decision to get down during his 52-yard interception return in the second quarter "smart" but Arians made sure to give Mathieu a hard time about getting caught by a quarterback. "He's got to get in shape," Arians said.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson told coach Bruce Arians pregame that his line – the farthest he feels comfortable kicking from – was the 37-yard-line because of the field conditions at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arians still had him kick the 63-yarder with 1 second left in the second quarer "just to see what the hell."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said there was miscommunications on plays called inside the 2-yard-line with starter Carson Palmer, which led to Arians decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 about with 6:11 left in the second quarter. Arians also said there were issues with Palmer not reading his wristband properly.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"That's against all rules of preseason football." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on why he didn't kick the extra point with 14 seconds left in the game that would've tied the game at 24. Instead, the Cardinals went for a two-point conversion, which failed, causing them to lose 24-23.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals K Phil Dawson told me he's never had a missed field goal returned for a touchdown in his first 18 years in the NFL.

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Different uniform, but Aguayo still misses (0:15)
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Trubisky finds Cunningham for easy touchdown (0:21)
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Mathieu picks off Glennon (0:40)
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Thompson returns missed FG for 109-yard TD (0:40)
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Palmer throws TD on fourth-and-goal (0:20)

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert showed off his athleticism on a four-yard run for a touchdown. After the play broke down while he dropped back, he took off for the end zone and got in just before two defenders converged on him to bring Arizona within 17-14 with 7:48 left in the third quarter.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears WR Deonte Thompson returned Cardinals K Phil Dawson's missed 63-yard field goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half expired. He was nearly tackled twice but broke through them for the field-length score

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

HALFTIME: Bears 17, Cardinals 7. Both the Cardinals' first-team offense and first-team defense struggled to get into any sort of rhythm in the first half, which forced their playing time to stretch into the second quarter against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night. The Cardinals' defensive starters couldn't stop the run, allowing 75 rushing yards in the first quarter – 72 alone by Bears running back Tarik Cohen. The offense didn't get anything going until the second quarter, struggling to move the ball both on the ground and in the air.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu returned an interception of Bears QB Mike Glennon 52 yards into Chicago territory. He'd have been able to return it for a touchdown if he had one more blocker but he eventually went down as he ran out of real estate

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears strike first with a 42-yard field goal from K Connor Barth. They had marched down to the 24-yard line but a nice pass breakup by Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel on third-and-8 stalled the Bears drive and forced the field goal to give them a 3-0 lead with 4:57 left in the firs quarter.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

It doesn't appear Cardinals WR John Brown will play tonight. He just walked to the sideline alone, away from the team which is lined up for introduction, in sneakers and without a helmet or pads. But he's wearing his jersey and game pants. He wasn't listed as one of the Cardinals not expected to play tonight against the Chicago Bears.

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.59th
Rushing Yards108.318th
Points For26.16th
Points Against22.614th