Cardinals respond quickly to Johnson TD

November, 29, 2009
11/29/09
6:10
PM ET
The Cardinals' run defense finally cracked against the Titans' Chris Johnson.

But only moments after Johnson's 85-yard touchdown run, the Cardinals' LaRod Stephens-Howling answered with a 99-yard kickoff return for a score.

Arizona trails only 13-10 with 3:25 left in the third quarter.

The quick answer allows Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart some flexibility. Falling behind by too much might have forced the Cardinals to lean more heavily on the passing game. The team can now make a continued attempt at balance, which should help Leinart.

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