Leinart looked rusty, as he completed 3 out of 6 passes for just 22 yards. The game appeared to be over early but Jacksonville scored twice (Mike Sims-Walker and Marcedes Lewis) in the second half to earn its first momentum of the game. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie put the game out of reach with an interception to snap the Jaguars chances of reaching the end zone.
The Cardinals had a variety of players earn points. Larry Fitzgerald scored in the third quarter to establish a large lead that put Leinart in the game. First half scorers were Tim Hightower (7-0), Neil Rackers (10-3), Antrel Rolle -who scored off a blocked field goal attempt (16-3)- and Jason Wright (24-3).
Although Rolle went yard to give the Cardinals their second touchdown of the game, he struggled on fielding punts.
The main concerns for the Cardinals in the first half were fumbles and punt returns. Beanie Wells fumbled, Boldin did as well and Rolle fudged his punt recoveries enough to make a lineup change eminent. Rolle's first fumble produced the first turnover of the game, but the Jaguars couldn't make anything happen with the opportunity, as was the story for the rest of the game