Arizona Cardinals offense continues to struggle
Though ugly, the ArizonaCardinals were victorious against the Indianapolis Colts 16-13 in overtime this Sunday. This win put them at 1-1 for the year, escaping that dreadful 0-2 start. Accordingly, the offense looked awful, again.
Carson Palmer threw for 332 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He should’ve had anywhere from two to three more picks that were either dropped or broken up. We didn’t accomplish anything on the ground today. Chris Johnson, Kerwynn Williams, and Andre Ellington all rushed for a combined 77 rushing yards on 22 carries.
JJ Nelson had a field day with 120 yards on five receptions and a touchdown. He’s quickly becoming a major part of our air attack with John Brown constantly unhealthy. Jaron Brown had four receptions for 74 yards and Larry Fitzgerald was quiet with only 21 yards on three receptions.
Arizona’s defense couldn’t get off the field
The box score really doesn’t do the reality justice on how Arizona played today. There were many drives where they could not get off the field defensively. The Indianapolis Colts won the time of possession by a solid five minutes.
Karlos Dansby lead the team with 10 total tackles. Haason Reddick showed again why he deserves to be on the field with seven total tackles. Furthermore, Chandler Jones had seven total tackles today with a total of two sacks to go with it. Markus Golden was a non factor again with only four tackles total.
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All things considered, our defense played in a sense, mediocre. Mediocre to a team with Jacoby Brissett throwing the ball and 34-year=old Frank Gore rushing. Keep in mind we still have Russell Wilson twice, Carson Wentz, and Dak Prescott as soon as next week.
Carson Palmer looked pitiful again against a very weak Colts secondary. The box score only reveals one pick, but there were two others that were straight dropped.
Palmer’s deep ball is still solid, which is good. I don’t think he has fallen off a cliff per say. However, He has absolutely entered father time and this will be his last NFL season before he retires.
All things considered, this may be a long season for Cardinals fans. Struggling against that team revealed that we are clearly rebuilding and that ‘2015 Super Bowl run team has officially passed.