An Optimist’s View of the 2017 Arizona Cardinals Schedule
The Cardinals face a fast-rising Buccaneers team in week six
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished over .500 in 2016. It was the first time doing so since 2010, so there’s certainly an air of optimism around the team. They are, however, still looking for their first playoff berth since 2007.
Young quarterback Jameis Winston has made a big difference for the Bucs. The offense has been much steadier since his arrival. Strangely, defense has been the issue. Once the calling card of the team, they finished 22nd in the league against both the run and the pass in 2016.
The Cardinals and Buccaneers played last season, with Arizona winning 40-7. Winston, who threw 18 interceptions on the year, was picked off four times by the Cardinals. Palmer, on the other hand, threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns.
The Buccaneers are certainly a team on the rise. Still, Winston is turnover-prone, and the Cardinals should capitalize. Arizona 35 – Tampa Bay 24