The Arizona Cardinals lost their third consecutive game to start the 2018 season
Well, that was certainly a new way to lose. The Arizona Cardinals started out strong with Sam Bradford and ended with a whimper, and loss, to the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at State Farm Stadium.
Bradford looked great in the first couple of drives. He struggled mightily over the first two weeks of the season.
The Cardinals could not muster any sustaining drives. The defense spent way too much time on the field. By the time it was all said and done, the Bears had run 69 offensive plays, the Cardinals 48.
Bradford turned the ball over on three consecutive drives in the second half. Two interceptions and a fumble later and he was done for the day. Enter Josh Rosen.
Fans have been calling for Rosen since their week one loss to the Washington Redskins. They were calling for it after the first interception on Sunday. Finally, head coach Steve Wilks wanted a spark.
Unfortunately by the time he decided on that, there was only 4:31 left in the game and the Cardinals had blown the 14-point lead and found themselves down 16-14. Rosen, playing his first NFL action, looked composed.
He didn’t look phased at all, which was exactly what we all wanted to see. He completed a couple of passes before he found himself throwing an interception.
A miracle ending wasn’t going to happen on Sunday but it was still nice to see what the rookie could do. He threw a pick-six on his second drive but it was nullified by and offsides on the Bears.
So, Wilks said he will make his evaluations of the quarterbacks this week and see who starts next Sunday at home against the Seattle Seahawks. If it isn’t Rosen, then there is something seriously wrong.
The Cardinals are pretty much assured of no postseason for the third straight year. So why not give Rosen a chance now? It will be an interesting week.