On Saturday, August 16 the Arizona Cardinals will travel into TCF Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings. Last week against the Oakland Raiders the Vikings` first team offense and defense looked really good. This game will show just how good the Cardinals can really be.
Carson Palmer and the receivers should have no problem passing the ball. With going up against Brain Robison, Sharrif Floyd, and Chad Greenway, i`ll be watching the tight ends and running backs. As well as still keeping an eye on the offensive line. The offense should breeze through the Vikings` defense, but I believe they are better than the Houston Texans` D. I just hope the first teams play more than one series.
Now folks, here`s the best part of this game. The test on how well the linebackers can stop Kyle Rudolph. Last season the defense were unable to stop any of the élite tight ends they faced. I know Rudolph is coming back from an injury, but he looked good last week. I can`t wait to see how the Card`s linebackers handle this match up.
Along with Rudolph, everyone will have to stay on their toes with Adrian Peterson coming out of the backfield. Peterson is the greatest test for the Cardinals` linebackers. In my opinion, this is the must watch of Saturday.
Another player to watch is Antonio Cromartie. Cordarelle Patterson looks like an outstanding receiver. While Greg Jennings still has the skills that make an awesome receiver even though he`s up there in age. From what I saw from the Vikings first team offense last week, the Cardinals` defense will have their hands full. After it`s all said and done, I believe the Cards come out on top.