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Drew Butler

Arians gets his close win, Ravens another tough loss

Bruce Arians wanted to show that his team could win a close game. The Arizona Cardinals gave him one.

The Cardinals barely held off luckless Baltimore on Monday night, 26-18, clinching the win with Tony Jefferson's interception in the end zone with 6 seconds to play.

"To be there and to kind of be nervous," Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer said, "and to have those jitterbugs on the sidelines as you're waiting, it's good to have that feeling and come out and win."

Arizona kept a grip on its NFC West lead, going to 5-2, while the Ravens added to their worst start in franchise history, falling to 1-6. The eight-point loss to Arizona was the most...