Arizona Cardinals: Five Best 2015 Opponent QB’s


The Arizona Cardinals face a lot of good competition in 2015 and much of that has to do with who is under center

We know which teams are on the schedule for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 but who are the best quarterbacks they will face this season?  It’s not an easy list to narrow it to five.

You can easily make an argument for every team they face in 2015 but these are the top guys they should be concerned about this season.  Four of the five I selected are going to come through University of Phoenix Stadium.

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1. Aaron Rodgers

He and the Green Bay Packers come to town on December 27th. He threw for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns, and just five interceptions in 2014.  That’s about as good as it gets in the NFL.

You can expect Rodgers to come to Arizona and not do some damage.  One can hope but they will likely be in a playoff chase again at that point.  The guy completed almost 67 percent of his passes last season.  You can’t stop him.  You can only hope to contain him.

2. Russell Wilson

The Cardinals will get to face the Seattle Seahawks quarterback twice again.  The Cardinals have always had trouble stopping him from running out of the pocket.  They contained him somewhat at times last season but he still put up number on both the ground and in the air.  He threw for 339 yards against them in the last meeting in Glendale last December.   The Cards see him November 15th in Seattle and on January 3rd in Glendale.

3. Ben Roethlisberger

The Cardinals will go east to face Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 18th.  Big Ben threw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns last season.  He did throw for a 67 percent pass completion, 67.1 to be exact.

This may be one of the toughest games they play against an opposing quarterback on the road this season.  Sure Wilson will give them trouble too but this guy can simply air it out.  With the questionable depth at cornerback for the Cardinals, right now this is shaping up to possibly be a shootout.

4. Drew Brees

The Cardinals will open the season against Brees and the New Orleans Saints here in Arizona on September 13th.  This will be the first regular season game without tight end Jimmy Graham for Brees since the trade of Graham to Seattle.

Brees himself can still air it out.  Despite a less than stellar season by the Saints, Brees still put up numbers like Big Ben.  He threw for 4,932 yards and 33 touchdowns.  The difference he threw 17 interceptions to Big Ben’s nine.  He did complete 69.2 percent of his passes though.

5. Joe Flacco

It would be easy for me to put Flacco up higher if he put up huge numbers consistently.  One week he’s throwing for 206 yards and five touchdowns and two weeks later 195 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.  You know you’ll get a great performance from him in the playoffs but in the regular season you just don’t know.  He is however still amongst the higher ranked quarterbacks in the NFL.  His 3,986 yards and 27 touchdowns dictate that notion.  Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens play in Glendale on Monday Night Football on October 26th.

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