We talked about it on Brewer but it can not be undersold. Now they have to bring in three long snappers this week and pick one as coach Bruce Arians said in his post game interview on Arizona Sports 98.7. The Cardinals also lost tackle Jared Veldheer.
Given what they had to work with, they graduate from ugly to bad. They only allowed two sacks on Sunday but you can thank Palmer for much of that.
Newly signed Earl Watford did not play well. Maybe that gets better over time but surely provides a glimpse into why the Cardinals let him walk in free agency to begin with.
The running game could never get going. Because of game circumstances, they only ran the ball 14 times for a total of 31-yards. That won’t cut it.
The last drive of the first half had a chance to change momentum going into the locker room. The Cardinals got an interception from safety Antoine Bethea with three timeouts on the board.
The Cardinals moved the ball and looked like they might have shot to get the ball into the end zone. However with 21 seconds left, they completed a pass to J.J. Nelson.
Nelson or someone should have called a timeout. Instead, they let the clock run down to five seconds, setting up a 51-yard field goal attempt. It was blocked, 21-7 at halftime.