Best Picture – Drama
Winner: Arizona Cardinals vs New England Patriots
They always say problems can always be traced back to one thing, one thing that was a trigger point. Well, for the Cardinals, it was the first game of the season against the Patriots.
The Cardinals allowed a Tom Brady-less team not only stay with them but have the lead in the game until the fourth quarter when the Cardinals finally took a short-lived lead. Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looked like the MVP quarterback at times.
Although it was still the Patriots, most felt the Cardinals would come out and handle business. Apparently the Cardinals players felt the same.
They all believed all of their own press clippings. They all felt they could just show up and everything would be fine. The Patriots put them in their place.
The Cardinals, after falling behind early though, were able to come back and take the lead. It appeared a bullet had been dodged.
Then the defense gave up another score before the Cardinals brought the ball down in the final minute and set themselves up for the game-winning field goal attempt by Catanzaro. We all know how that turned out.