Patriots vs. Cardinals live score, results, highlights from NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ game

By | December 12, 2022

Two teams stuck in NFL no-man’s land clash in Week 14 as the Patriots head to the desert to take on the Cardinals. 

Both teams have been disappointing in 2022 after making the playoffs last season. The Patriots (6-6) find themselves last in the competitive AFC East, while the Cardinals (4-8) sit third in the NFC West. 

Bill Belichick’s squad fell 24-10 at home to the Bills last time out. It was the team’s second loss in a row, further squashing the optimism that had formed after a three-game winning streak. Mac Jones and the offense were held to three points in the last three quarters. 

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Last time the Cardinals played, they lost a heartbreaker to the Chargers, 25-24 as Kyler Murray returned from a hamstring injury.

The team was on a bye in Week 13, but that didn’t stop Murray from making headlines. He got into a public war of words with former teammate Patrick Peterson after Peterson made comments implying Murray is a selfish player. Before that, he ruffled feathers with his blunt take on Arizona’s offensive struggles in Week 12. “Schematically, we were kind of fβ€”ed,” he said. 

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Patriots vs. Cardinals. Follow along for all the key moments from the “Monday Night Football” clash.

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Patriots vs. Cardinals score

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Patriots 0 7
Cardinals 0 13

Patriots vs. Cardinals live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’

(All times Eastern.)

9:42 p.m. β€” “They’re showing all out blitz here,” Troy Aikman says as the Cardinals’ defense lines up on 3rd down. “Mac Jones says, ‘Let’s do it,'” Joe Buck replies with a chuckle. Well, maybe not, actually. Jones gets buried by Zach Allen for a huge sack to force another New England punt. Kingsbury takes a timeout and Arizona will get it back for a two-minute drill.

9:39 p.m. TWO-MINUTE WARNING β€” Another Patriots drive starts in inauspicious fashion as arris gets dragged down for a big loss on 2nd down. It’ll be 3rd and 11 on the other side of the two-minute warning.

9:37 p.m. TOUCHDOWN β€” Conner certainly looks alright! He’s recovered from his earlier injury, and he drags a pile of Patriots in for a hard-fought touchdown!

9:34 p.m. β€” On 3rd and 7, McCoy goes to Anderson again for a gain of 9 and a first down. It’ll be 1st and goal from around the 10-yard line.

9:33 p.m. β€” Apologies to Patriots fans and fantasy owners, but it looks like I may have spoken too soon. Stevenson is now heading towards the locker room. He appeared alright on the field but clearly something is still not right with his ankle.

9:32 p.m. β€” Arizona’s drive starts with a toss to Hopkins for a nice gain and a first down. Two plays later, McCoy goes over the middle to Robbie Anderson, who makes an outrageous catch and dives forward for a 21-yard pickup. In just three plays, the Cardinals are already at the outer edges of the red zone. 

9:31 p.m. β€” DeVante Parker has been ruled out for New England, making the receiving corps even thinner. Luckily for them, Stevenson appears to be ok. On the other side, looks like Conner will be fine for the Cardinals. 

9:28 p.m. β€” Two plays later, it’s right back to 3rd and long for Jones and Co. A delay of game makes it even worse, and on 3rd and 15 a short pass to Stevenson comes up way short of the sticks. Michael Palardy boots it away, and not very well either. Arizona will have pretty good field position here with just under seven minutes left in the half. 

9:23 p.m. β€” A screen pass to Stevenson (who is back in the game following his ankle injury) gets blown up for a loss on 2nd down. Facing 3rd and 13, Jones steps back and delivers a strike to Nelson Agholor, who makes the grab for a first down! Excellent play there for the Pats.

Patriots 7, Cardinals 6

9:20 p.m. FIELD GOAL β€” The kick is good, and the lead is down to one point.

9:19 p.m. β€” On 3rd and 9, DeAndre Hopkins makes an absurd one-handed catch in the back of the end zone, but he’s out of bounds. That’s a shame, would have been on highlight reels for a while. Prater comes on for another field goal try to cut into the lead.

9:16 p.m. β€” McCoy takes a deep shot down the right sideline to Brown that falls incomplete. But penalty flags fly. That’ll be pass interference on Jonathan Jones, and it’ll move the Cardinals 40 yards downfield all the way to the New England 27-yard line. 

9:13 p.m. β€” Man, these injuries just keep on coming. This time it’s James Conner who stays down on the turf. He does jog off though, so hopefully this one isn’t too bad. 

Patriots 7, Cardinals 3

9:08 p.m. TOUCHDOWN β€” It’s the rookie, Kevin Harris! The former South Carolina Gamecock refuses to go down and gets his first career NFL touchdown!

9:06 p.m. β€” A face mask penalty on the defense moves New England inside the red zone. They’ll have 1st and goal from the 14.

9:05 p.m. β€” Jones hits Thornton again for a gain of 12 to move it down to the Cardinals’ 37-yard line. This Patriots offense has struggled to convert on scoring chances, let’s see if they can get some points on the board here. 

9:02 p.m. β€” Facing 3rd and 2, Jones tosses a screen pass short left to Tyquan Thornton, who pushes ahead to just barely pick up a first down. Injury updates: Stevenson (ankle) and Parker (head) are both questionable to return for New England. Cardinals corner Marco Wilson also just went down holding his upper body. Really tough night so far for both teams. 

Cardinals 3, Patriots 0

8:57 p.m. FIELD GOAL β€” Prater finally opens the scoring, connecting from 33 yards out. 

8:55 p.m. β€” McCoy takes a shot deep right to Brown in the end zone, but it falls incomplete to bring up 4th down. The Cards will have to settle for a field goal try. 

8:54 p.m. β€” Not that there was much doubt, but Kliff Kingsbury just told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters that Murray is OUT for the rest of this game. No surprise there. 

End of first quarter: Patriots 0, Cardinals 0

8:51 p.m. β€” A pass to Hollywood Brown picks up 10 yards on 3rd and 4 and keeps the drive alive. After a few short runs, Arizona will face 3rd and 6 when the second quarter begins. 

8:47 p.m. INTERCEPTION β€” The Cardinals pick it off! Jones’ pass gets tipped at the line, and it falls right to Isaiah Simmons for the interception! 

8:45 p.m. β€” Now Stevenson is hurt. He hobbles off after taking a handoff up the middle for a short gain. This has been a very tough night on the injury front so far. 

8:43 p.m. β€” New England’s drive starts with a Rhamondre Stevenson run for a short gain, then DeVante Parker hauls in a catch for a gain of 10. The play was challenged by Arizona, but the catch was upheld. Paker was really shaky getting up, and he has to head to the sideline with an injury. 

8:39 p.m. β€” But this drive stalls out as well. After McCoy gets sacked for a loss of 5, it’s 3rd and 13. Hopkins thought he had a first down catch, but it got wiped out by a sloppy illegal shift penalty. The Cardinals can’t convert on 3rd and 18, so they’ll punt away again. 

8:33 p.m. β€” Conner starts the ensuing drive with a great run of 22 yards. He had absolutely nothing up the middle, so he bounced left and found nothing but daylight. 

8:30 p.m. β€” But the drive stalls out shortly after that. A false start penalty on 3rd and 9 sets up 3rd and 14, and Jones’ pass falls incomplete. New England will punt it back. 

8:29 p.m. β€” Mac Jones starts his night with a 14-yard completion to DeVante Parker to move the ball across midfield. Good start for the Pats’ QB.

8:27 p.m. β€” The kick is NO GOOD. Prater pulls it just left of the upright and the Cardinals come up empty on their opening drive.

8:25 p.m. β€” McCoy has some trouble with the snap and has to pounce on the loose ball to avoid a turnover. Two plays later, a short pass to James Conner comes up short of the marker to bring up 4th and 7. Matt Prater will come on to try a long field goal. 

8:23 p.m. β€” Colt McCoy has come in at quarterback for Arizona. On just his second throw, he completes a pass short left to Corey Clement, who breaks loose for a gain of 21 on 3rd and 6. The Cardinals have it now at the Patriots’ 34-yard line. 

8:21 p.m. β€” A really sad scene as Murray gets carted off the field with a towel over his head. This hasn’t been his best year, but you just hate to see such a young, talented quarterback suffer an injury like that. Here’s hoping it isn’t as serious as it looked. 

8:18 p.m. β€” Oh no. What a terrible way for this game to start. On just the third play from scrimmage, Murray scrambles and goes down awkwardly without any contact. He’s in a lot of pain. This is an awful sight for Cardinals fans. 

8:16 p.m. β€” The Patriots kick it off to get us underway. Kyler Murray trots on. Let’s see what he can do tonight.

8:09 p.m. β€” Kickoff is inching ever closer from the desert. A win would be much more valuable for the Patriots than it would be for the Cardinals tonight, with Bill Belichick’s squad still clinging on to faint playoff hopes. That ship has realistically sailed for Arizona. 

8:01 p.m. β€” The Patriots’ QB1 is out getting loose. 

7:33 p.m. β€” A couple of big inactives tonight for New England, with WR Jakobi Meyers and RB Damien Harris both out. Harris’ absence means Rhamondre Stevenson will have shoulder even more of the burden on the ground. 

7:29 p.m. β€” J.J. Watt looks absolutely raring to go.

7:13 p.m. β€” How are you rating Bill Belichick’s “Monday Night Football” fit?

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 12
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET (6:15 p.m. MT)

Patriots vs. Cardinals is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET (6:15 p.m. local time) from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. 

How to watch Patriots vs. Cardinals

The game will be broadcast nationally in the United States on ESPN. Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color analyst) and Lisa Salters (sidleine reporter) will be on the call from the Phoenix suburbs.

“Monday Football with Peyton and Eli,” the alternate broadcast hosted by Peyton and Eli Manning, will be back this week and airing on ESPN2. 

Fans in Canada can watch the game on TSN1/4 or RDS2. They can view the “Manningcast” on TSN3.

A live stream will be available to those watching from the U.S. on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. Viewers in Canada can tune in with DAZN, which features every NFL game