Arizona Cardinals: A Look Ahead To October
By Scott Allen
Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes in the fourth quarter of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won the game 24-21. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals are on the bye this week but let’s take a look at what October has to offer the Cards. They will have two home games and two road games.
Sunday October 5th: at Denver Broncos 1:05pm
The Broncos will be coming off a bye week as well, so both teams will be equally rested for this one. This game provides the toughest test yet, having to go into a hostile environment in Denver and play Peyton Manning. The Broncos will be coming off a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, so they will have extra motivation to get back on the winning track.
Sunday October 12th: Washington Redskins 1:25pm
The Redskins will be making their first regular season trip to University of Phoenix Stadium. They will be without their starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. He is out indefinitely with an injured ankle. Quarterback Kirk Cousins can sling it. Cousins went 30-48 for 427 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the 37-34 loss to the now 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles. They will be a dangerous team to face on the offensive side of the ball, even at home.
Sunday October 19th: at Oakland Raiders 1:25pm
The Cards make their second and final AFC road trip of the season to Oakland. Oakland, ranked at the bottom of the NFL by most, haven’t been as horrible as some think. They stayed with the New England Patriots the entire way in Foxboro last Sunday. If not for a holding penalty on a touchdown run by Darren McFadden, that game was most likely was headed for overtime. This will be no cakewalk for the Cards.
Sunday October 26th: Philadelphia Eagles 1:05pm
The Cards come home to face and Eagles team that has started 3-0 like them. Quarterback Nick Foles is still getting it done behind center in Philly. They have many weapons but the Cards will be looking for revenge of a 24-21 loss in Philly last year, a game many thought was taken away from them by controversial penalties. It didn’t help the Cards put themselves in an early hole though thanks to turnovers.