Cardinals’ Top 10 Plays of 2014: #10-6
Oct 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson (26) returns an interception in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
9. Sealing the deal in Washington
The Cardinals 30-20 triumph over the Washington Redskins wasn’t the game everyone may have wanted or expected. The Redskins were a mess at the time, and the fact that they were in a position to tie or win was concerning. Fortunately for Arizona, Rashad Johnson was on top of the situation.
With 29 seconds to go and a 23-20 deficit, Redskins QB Kirk Cousins took a snap and threw a pass to his left. Rashad Johnson, who had already picked Cousins once, got between him and his target and dashed along the sidelines into the endzone to put the game away.
This play, despite being a game-sealer, ranks lower because the pass was inaccurate and right to Johnson. Plus, Johnson had much more to offer in 2014. Despite that, sealing a game with a big time pick-six is certainly worth mentioning