Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Not exactly the way the Arizona Cardinals drew it up to start this one against the Philadelphia Eagles. Two possessions, two turnovers. Of course the national media got all over Carson Palmer. It is a team effort. How about making sure that offensive line blocks? On the interception, I don’t blame Palmer going for it all to receiver Michael Floyd. It was underthrown. Fine. It happens.
It is amazing to me how when the Cards make a mistake, it’s like no other team in the history of mankind makes those same mistakes. What really will be amazing to me though is if the Cards win this game continuing to play they way they currently are.
After the first Eagles touchdown to tight end Zach Ertz, the Cards stopped them on a three and out. For the most part the Cards have contained the Eagles running game so far. However it is once again the Cards offense that needs to pick it up. Tight end Rob Housler dropped a wide open pass with a lot of yards in front of him on a drive that was looking impressive. Housler reverted back to his old ways and that too will get the Cards a quick “L”.
The one bright spot so far has been running back Rashard Mendenhall. He is finding holes and running hard. That balance of a running attack along with the passing game is what is going to keep the Cards in this game. Oh, and no more turnovers.