Again, with the margin of error so low, just one mental mistake can be a killer. Enter Kerwynn Williams. He fielded a punt at his own two-yard-line in a close game.
That combined with a penalty on the same play that took the ball half the distance to the goal line at the one, it was a recipe for disaster. You could see it coming.
One play later, Peterson couldn’t get out of the end zone on a handoff and a 7-7 game was suddenly 9-7. The two points certainly made a difference in strategy towards the end of the game.
What can you say, this is 2014 and 2016 all over again. The year of the injury. The Cardinals sent three more players to injured reserve after the game.
it started with left tackle D.J. Humphries, who had just come back two weeks ago and was playing very well. He dislocated his knee and will take three months to recover.
Safety Tyvon Branch was next. He came up lame defending a Russell Wilson to Jimmy Graham touchdown pass and ended up tearing his ACL.
Then tight end Ifeanyi Momah was the icing on the cake. On special teams he broke his leg. You can’t make this stuff up.
Now word is Stanton has a sprained knee and will miss a couple of weeks. When it rains, it pours.
J.J. Nelson, John Brown, Jaron Brown, even Fitz all know what this is all about. While Stanton wasn’t a world beater on Thursday night, he got no help from his receivers. Dropped passes were a huge killer. Receivers must do a better job helping the Cardinals quarterbacks out.