Penalties got the better of the Cardinals on Sunday. They had eight for 76-yards on Sunday. A couple of consecutive calls that went against the defense in the fourth quarter though cost the Cardinals dearly.
The Cardinals seemed to lose their composure over the calls. Even if you disagree with the calls, the Cardinals need to remain their composure and focus on those situations, especially going down the stretch and trying to comeback.
Receiver J.J. Nelson had another tough afternoon. He couldn’t come down with big receptions again. He was targeted five times buy only had one reception for no gain.
Nelson, who fumbled the ball and had a ball go through his hands for an interception against the 49ers last week, never got himself on track Sunday. The Cardinals need to be able to rely on guys not named Fitzgerald.
Deone Bucannon needs to give full effort full time. During the fourth quarter, it appeared that Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford had fumbled the ball. The play was not ruled dead. Bucannon picked the ball up and ran back what could have been a touchdown.
However Bucannon slowed up as he was running and he was caught before he could make the end zone. Even though the play was upheld as an incomplete pass, why does he slow down? There is no excuse for that.