Late in the third quarter, Aaron Hill made a spectacular tackle, but it was for naught as the Padres' touchdown was able to hold up.
On the first real day of football, the Padres were able to score a touchdown and hold the Diamondbacks to only two field goals, which was enough to start the Padres off 1-0 to start NFL's regular season.
Running Back Cam Maybin had a great day, but the firepower of the offense came out of his backfield mate, fullback Nick Hundley. Rookie wideout James Darnell also made short work of the Diamondback secondary.
Head Coach Bud Black was criticized late in the game for shifting to a prevent defense, effectively letting the Diamondbacks score their two field goals, but was later hailed for the decision to let quarterback Heath Bell continue to throw to close out the fourth quarter.
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