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Colts defeat Cardinals 22-16 on Christmas Eve

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Colts defeat Cardinals 22-16 on Christmas Eve

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Dec 25
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The Indianapolis Colts beat the Arizona Cardinals 22-16 on Christmas Eve at State Farm Stadium. The victory was the Colts’ third straight win against the Cardinals.

Indianapolis, currently 9-6, have also won six of their last seven overall, while Arizona will not have a hard time reaching the playoffs.

Arizona’s Kyler Murray threw for 245 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 74 yards. Matt Prater missed an extra point and two field goals, including a potential go-ahead try in the fourth quarter.

With only a little over four minutes left in the game, Arizona launched its final drive against Indianapolis. However, the drive ended when Murray misfired on a deep throw to receiver A.J. Green.

Arizona had a 16-play, 81-yard drive going when coach Kliff Kingsbury decided to kick a field goal on third-and-10 from the Colts’ 10-yard line. Prater made the 28-yarder, but they ended up losing anyway.

“It was one of those scenarios where we’re going to have to kick the onside regardless,” Kingsbury said of his side’s third-down field goal attempt. “Once it got under one minute, we decided to take that and give ourselves some time to try and get the onside with plenty of enough time if we did get it, to go down and score a touchdown.”

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