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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Leinart stepping up for Cardinals

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

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For Matt Leinart's confidence and credibility as the Cardinals' quarterback, there might not be anything like a nine-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter of a road game against a hot team.

Arizona has a 17-13 lead against the Titans after the most impressive drive of the season for Leinart and possibly the Cardinals.

Tim Hightower's 6-yard touchdown run followed some clutch passing by Leinart. Leinart found Anquan Boldin for 24 yards and Beanie Wells for 21 yards before Hightower ran for gains of 7 and 6 yards to finish the drive.

The Cardinals are looking like a tough team coming of age here. They have a chance to go 6-0 on the road this season.

Let's see if Leinart can close the deal.