The Arizona Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night, 24-17 ending the first full week of preseason action in the NFL.
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Los Angeles Chargers 17, Arizona Cardinals 24
It was largely a stagnant performance from the Chargers offense, but wide receiver Geremy Davis was one standout, as he showed on his spectacular 47-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. That type of athleticism and concentration to go up and make a play on the ball with a defensive back draped all over you is quite impressive.
Quarterback Geno Smith was up and down as he made a few nice throws, but the negatives seemed to outweigh those plays. He had a likely pick-six dropped by cornerback Bene’ Benwikere in the second quarter, and even the big touchdown throw to Davis was…