Topic: Josh Rosen trotted onto the field in the fourth quarter

GLENDALE Rashan Gary Jersey , Ariz. (AP) —to a rousing ovation. Arizona Cardinals fans, tired of watching their team’s offense sputter for most of three games, were thrilled to see the rookie quarterback finally get his shot.The hopes of a winning drive rose with a couple of quick completed passes. Seconds later, those aspirations were dashed with the same kind of mistake that put the Cardinals behind in the first place.Thrust into a difficult position, Rosen failed to lead Arizona’s beleaguered offense to a comeback, throwing an interception on his fifth NFL pass in the Cardinals’ 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.“I guess you could say I’m kind of content that I got to get out there and sort of understand and get the feel of a real NFL game, but I definitely could play a lot better,” Rosen said. “I’m looking forward to getting better in the weeks to come.”Rosen’s chances to get better — at least in a live game — could come quickly.Sam Bradford was expected to give Arizona a smooth transition in place of the retired Carson Palmer and serve as a mentor to Rosen, the Cardinals’ quarterback of the future. Signed to a two-year, $20 million contract in the offseason, Bradford has turned in three uninspiring performances with the Cardinals (0-3), racking up turnovers while Arizona’s offense has bogged down.First-year Cardinals coach Steve Wilks stuck by his starter following the first two games Hakeem Butler Jersey , but brought in Rosen after Bradford opened the second half with two interceptions and a fumble. Rosen threw one interception and had a pick-6 negated by a Chicago offside penalty, but may have shown his coach enough in limited time to earn the start against Seattle next week.“We’re going to evaluate Josh as well as Sam,” Wilks said. “We’re going to watch the tape and see exactly what I want to do as far as moving forward with that.”Bradford was good early against the Bears, throwing two touchdown passes as Arizona (0-3) jumped to a 14-0 lead with its first opening-half points of the season. Then the offense bogged down, followed by the turnovers.Bradford was 4 for 5 for 92 yards in the first quarter, completing two passes of at least 30 yards — Arizona’s two longest of the season. The Cardinals bumbled around on offense after that, managing 30 combined yards on 22 plays in the second and third quarters.Bradford threw interceptions on the Cardinals’ first two drives of the second half as the Bears clawed back. A third turnover, a fumble, came early in the fourth quarter after Arizona reached Chicago’s 23 with a chance to extend a one-point lead.Bradford’s final turnover led to Cody Parkey’s third field goal, from 43 yards, that put the Bears up 16-14 and the Cardinals in need of an offensive spark.“Obviously disappointed in the turnovers,” said Bradford Chris Lindstrom Jersey , who finished with 157 yards on 13 of 19 passes. “I felt like I put our team in a bad spot the second half today.”Rosen, the 10th overall pick of this year’s draft, completed his first three passes to move Arizona near midfield, but underthrew Christian Kirk along the sideline and was intercepted by Bryce Callahan.Arizona’s defense held, giving the ball back to Rosen and the offense with 43 seconds, rekindling hope of a miracle comeback. It fell flat instead.Rosen dodged one big mistake when the interception return for a touchdown was called back on a penalty, but the Cardinals’ last-ditch effort ended when he was sacked before he could attempt a pass.“I thought he looked pretty good, inconsistent in the end,” Wilks said.The Cardinals could use some consistency at this point. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff hit Cooper Kupp in stride with a 70-yard touchdown pass that was just as gloriously wide-open as Rams coach Sean McVay had predicted when they drew it up this week.While his teammates celebrated, Goff ran to the sideline and pointed at McVay, who accepted the challenge with a celebratory chest bump.“I was fired up for him,” Goff said. “I told him after http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/a … ary-jersey , ‘I didn’t mean to knock you over there.'”Although the big quarterback knocked the headset off his smaller coach’s head, both men were left smiling. With that throw and several more of similar brilliance, Goff turned a phenomenal first half into the biggest game of his career.And it was still just barely enough to beat Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings.Goff passed for career highs of 465 yards and five touchdowns, winning a scintillating duel with his Minnesota counterpart and leading unbeaten Los Angeles to a 38-31 victory Thursday night.Goff hit Kupp with two of his four TD throws during a 251-yard first half in which the third-year quarterback flawlessly executed the offense created by McVay. Goff finished 26 of 33 with a perfect 158.3 passer rating for the Rams (4-0), who won their third home game in 12 days.“It was just great command by him,” McVay said. “I think he’s having fun. No moment is too big for him, and it gives you confidence when you see him playing like this.”But McVay then had to watch apprehensively while his former prize pupil nearly executed a comeback for the Vikings (1-2-1). McVay was Cousins’ offensive coordinator in Washington before he became Goff’s head coach on the West Coast last season.Cousins passed for 422 yards and three touchdowns, but the Vikings lost when Los Angeles rookie defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers strip-sacked Cousins near midfield with 1:18 to play.“It’s fun for us, personally,” Goff said of his duel with Cousins. “I don’t know if it’s fun for the whole team, but it’s cool. Kirk is a guy we watched on film forever last year. Got a lot of respect for him and the way he plays, and I just think he’s such a great quarterback. To get a chance to go against him like that and kind of duke it out Kendall Sheffield Jersey , I told him after the game how much I appreciated the battle with him.”Todd Gurley finished with 83 yards rushing and 73 yards receiving for the Rams. Gurley and Brandin Cooks had first-half TD catches, but the Vikings trimmed LA’s lead to 31-28 late in the third quarter with Adam Thielen’s 45-yard TD catch and a 2-point conversion.Goff promptly surpassed his previous career highs for yards passing during a swift drive ending in Robert Woods’ 31-yard TD catch, and the Rams’ defense hung on while the offense went scoreless in the fourth quarter.One week after giving up 27 points in the first half and getting blown out as 16 1/2-point favorites in Buffalo, the Vikings gave up 28 before halftime against LA.“We did not play well defensively,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “Offensively we moved the ball well, but we had too many missed tackles, and too many people were left wide open. I’ve not ever had a team that’s been this poor in pass coverage. We are going to have to look at everything.”A healthy throng of purple-clad fans turned out for the Vikings’ first game in Los Angeles since 1993. They saw a show from Cousins, who hit Aldrick Robinson for two first-half scores.Goff found Kupp with two beautiful TD throws in the first half, the first hitting Kupp in stride on that 70-yard sprint , and the second eluding two Vikings and dropping into Kupp’s hands deep in the end zone.“Jared put it in about a 6-inch box that only he could fit it into,” McVay said.Less than 2 1/2 minutes later, Goff hit Cooks down the middle for a 47-yard score. Goff’s four TD passes were the most in a first half by a Rams quarterback since Kurt Warner did it in 1999.GRIFFEN OUTMinnesota defensive end Everson Griffen posted a message on Instagram expressing his gratitude for support from his team and family. Griffen has been away from the Vikings while undergoing a mental health evaluation http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/a … sky-jersey , and he didn’t get to return to the Coliseum, where he starred for USC. Griffen said he doesn’t know exactly when he’ll be back in uniform, but he plans to “return as a much-improved person and player.”INJURY REPORTVikings: RB Dalvin Cook had 20 yards on 10 carries after missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury. … Goff’s third and fourth TD throws beat CB Trae Waynes, who missed the second half with a concussion.Rams: TE Tyler Higbee injured his knee early on. He returned later in the first half. … CB Marcus Peters played after injuring his calf last week.UP NEXTVikings: At the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 7.Rams: At the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 7.