The Cardinals offense looked anemic last week at Miami. Of course the weather did play a part but once again, the Cardinals waited until it was too late to wake up and get some touchdowns.
The Cardinals were able to tie the Dolphins before losing in overtime thanks to a couple of Carson Palmer touchdowns. With receiver Michael Floyd no longer on the team (and has since been picked up by the New England Patriots), look for the Cardinals to try and use J.J. Nelson a lot.
Nelson has been much more involved over the last couple of weeks. He had a great 56-yard end-round touchdown run and also caught a touchdown pass. With injury to John Brown, Nelson becomes the number two receiver.
The Saints defense can be scored upon as well. The Saints have given up the ninth-most yards-per-game so far in 2016 with 366.7-yards-per-game given up. The Cardinals offense is 10th in the league in yards-gained at 363.8 per game.
The Cardinals offensive line continues to be patch-work. Tackle D.J. Humphries is officially out for Sunday. He is still in concussion protocol. Tackle Ulrick John was placed on injured reserve. Tackle Givens Price was promoted off the practice squad.
Look for a higher-scoring game from both sides. Both teams scoring over 30-points would not be surprising. As long as Palmer has receiver Larry Fitzgerald and running back David Johnson both healthy, the Cardinals should still be able to move the ball. It will be a matter of putting the ball in the end zone or not.