Cardinals defense will not allow Bucs to go 10-16 on third down conversions
Last week against the New England Patriots, the Cardinals defense allowed them to run all over the field. More specifically, they couldn’t get the Patriots offense off the field.
The Patriots went 10-16 on third down conversions last week. You aren’t going to going to win many games in the NFL when you are allowing an offense to do that to you.
This week against the Bucs, the Cardinals defense still has a test facing their offense. However something tells me you aren’t going to see 10-16 happen again.
A big key to this will be the Cardinals ability to rush the quarterback. They only blitzed 22 percent of the time last week against the Patriots.
The Cardinals will also need to tackle and avoid penalty to make this prediction a reality. It is easier said than done. Hopefully just seven days were needed to fix this issue
Keeping the Bucs offense off the field also gives the defense some rest. That last thing the Cardinals need is a tired defense on the field in the fourth quarter of a tight game.