The Arizona Cardinals got beaten easily by the Philadelphia Eagles in week 5
It was a very ugly game for the Arizona Cardinals this week. Carson Palmer talked about how this was a “statement” game, the only statement made was they’re weaker than most even thought. The Philadelphia Eagles won this game dominantly 34-7.
The Cardinals didn’t have any turnovers this game that actually mattered. That’s about the only positive takeaway from this showing. Carson Palmer threw the ball 28-44 with 291-yards and a touchdown. They accomplished virtually nothing on the ground on 14 carries for 31 yards total.
Andre Ellington led the team in receptions with 9 for 65 yards receiving. Of course Larry Fitzgerald got his with 6 receptions for 51 yards receiving. All in all, a lot of three and outs and poor performance from the offense today.
The defense looked bizarrely bad today as Carson Wentz torched them with his career high of 4 touchdown passes in a game. The Cardinals also allowed LeGarrette Blount to average 5.6 yards a carry on 13 attempts.
Tyvon Branch led the team in total tackles with 10. Along side Antoine Beathea had the only interception of the game with an impressive pick in the end zone. When it’s all said and done, Philly moved the ball on the Cardinals at ease. That’s not a good sign the defense is supposedly the best aspect of the team.
In conclusion, there’s a lot of issues with this Cardinals team. They can’t hide it anymore, they in full rebuild mode.
Furthermore you could make the argument that Arizona is the worst 2-3 team in the league. They are absolutely bottom 8 out of the 32 teams, but could easily be 0-5 if they didn’t beat two other teams in the bottom 8 of the league (San Francisco and Indianapolis) in overtime.
With a busted offensive line, beaten up veteran quarterback, and weak defensive showing. Only Steve Keim and Bruce Arians are to blame.
The level at which this team is playing is unacceptable with the amount of talent the roster holds. As much as I love our staff, team president Michael Bidwill may need to look into some hot-seat conversations or changes on the road to come.