Thursday, February 22, 2018
Sports

Cardinals 31, Redskins 23

Cardinals' win helps Bucs move into playoff position

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Carson Palmer threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and David Johnson scored twice as the Cardinals held on.

Palmer's 25-yard touchdown pass to Johnson with 11:09 left put Arizona ahead 24-20, the fourth lead change of the second half.

After a Washington field goal, Palmer's 42-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Nelson with 1:56 left gave the Cardinals a 31-23 lead.

Washington drove to the Arizona 28 before Patrick Peterson's interception of Kirk Cousins' pass with 41 seconds left sealed the victory.

Washington fell out of the final NFC wild-card spot and was replaced by the Bucs.

Johnson, who also scored on a 1-yard run, became the second player in NFL history to top 100 yards from scrimmage in the first 12 games of a season. Edgerrin James was the other.

Larry Fitzgerald caught 10 passes for 78 yards for the Cardinals, moving past Cris Carter into third on the NFL career receptions list with 1,106.

Cousins completed 21 of 37 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown. His 59-yard pass to DeSean Jackson on the first series of the second half set up his 1-yard touchdown sneak.

In the third quarter, Cousins was stripped by Calais Campbell, and Markus Golden returned the fumble 20 yards to set up Palmer's 6-yard touchdown pass to Michael Floyd.

31

23

Comments

Boys basketball: Springstead settles down in second half

SPRING HILL — It was a slow start for Springstead, but with a home playoff game for the first time since the school's state runnerup run in 2009, the Eagles turned momentum and kept it.Springstead downed King 71-44 on Thursday night in the Clas...
Updated: 3 minutes ago
Bucs QB Jameis Winston uninjured in car accident

Bucs QB Jameis Winston uninjured in car accident

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was involved in a car accident last week but escaped without injury, according to a traffic citation.Winston, 24, was driving on the Veterans Expressway near Waters Avenue in Tampa on Feb. 13 when his Ford truck rear-e...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Captain’s Corner: Rising temperatures fire up the bite

With no cold fronts rolling into the bay area soon, it also means water temperatures are on the rise to the mid 70s. That has the bite fired up inshore and nearshore. Snook fishing is on fire with these warmer temperatures at night. We’ve been findin...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Brent Honeywell injury could be worst Rays news yet

Brent Honeywell injury could be worst Rays news yet

PORT CHARLOTTE – It may have seemed that things couldn't get worse for the Rays after an opening week of spring training that included the dumping of two veterans to harshly negative reviews including from their own players, the trade of the te...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning nearing end of road-heavy stretch

Lightning nearing end of road-heavy stretch

OTTAWA – The last time the Lightning played in Ottawa, back in early January, it was one of the team's worst games of the season.Coach Jon Cooper delivered a damning opening statement in his post-game press conference – saying "entitlemen...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning not planning to trade from current roster

Lightning not planning to trade from current roster

You can bet there were many Lightning fans that hoped Senators superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson jumped on Tampa Bay's bus post-game Thursday night.Karlsson, 27, Ottawa's two-time Norris Trophy winner, is the biggest prize leading up to Monday's tra...
Updated: 3 hours ago

How the Rays’ DFA of Dickerson paid off, with a reliever and a prospect from Pirates

PORT CHARLOTTE – The Rays' surprising and controversial decision to designate for assignment 2017 All-Star OF/DH Corey Dickerson to prompt a trade paid off Thursday in a deal with the Pirates.Assuming you consider it a good return to get vetera...
Updated: 3 hours ago
USA women’s hockey gives us a night to remember

USA women’s hockey gives us a night to remember

Our team.They're Americans, yes. But they are more than that.They're one of us. Adopted Floridians. Honorary members of Tampa Bay.And they gave us the signature moment of the Winter Olympics.USA! USA! USA!In the greatest moment in American hockey sin...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs sign ex-New Hampshire RB Dalton Crossan

Bucs sign ex-New Hampshire RB Dalton Crossan

February signings in the NFL usually face long odds to stick on rosters in the fall, but the Bucs added to their running back depth on Thursday, signing former New Hampshire star Dalton Crossan.Crossan, who turns 24 on Sunday, went to training camp l...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Police: DeSean Jackson’s former Eagles teammate drove truck found wrecked with bullets, marijuana inside

Police: DeSean Jackson’s former Eagles teammate drove truck found wrecked with bullets, marijuana inside

TAMPA  — With no witnesses and no video evidence, Tampa Police have stopped investigating a case from Christmas Eve that had a truck belonging to Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson found wrecked and abandoned in a mall parking lot with hollow-po...
Updated: 7 hours ago