Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson eyeing stiff challenge
A fascinating matchup will take place this weekend when Arizona Cardinals cover guy Patrick Peterson takes on Julio Jones
Games involving the Arizona Cardinals, for the most part, have been devoid of excitement this season. Fans of the club waited the entire offseason for the current campaign to get underway, only to be utterly bored and uninspired by the team when it did. However, this Sunday’s matchup could actually provide us with something interesting to watch for a change.
The Cards’ contest with the Atlanta Falcons this weekend will feature a battle between two of the NFL’s best players. Seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson will be asked to shadow one of the game’s most talented wide receivers. Julio Jones, a five-time Pro Bowler in his own right, will present Arizona’s premier cover guy with his stiffest challenge to date.
The showdown between the pair will be their fourth since both competitors entered the league in 2011. LSU’s Peterson was taken fifth-overall in that year’s draft. Jones, a product out of the University of Alabama, was selected one pick later at number six.
The duo’s first tussle took place in 2012. Round one of their series, quite convincingly, belonged to Peterson. Jones hauled in just three receptions for 33 yards during a 23-19 Falcons’ victory.
Round two happened two seasons later in 2014. This time, it was the Atlanta star who got the upper hand on Peterson. Jones had his way all day, catching 10 balls for189 yards and a touchdown, as the Falcons prevailed by a score of 29-18.
The rubber match took place two years after that, in 2016. Peterson would regain control of the rivalry once again in this one, limiting Jones to a measly 35 yards on four receptions. Nevertheless, Atlanta would emerge victorious yet again by a 38-19 tally.
We’ll all know the outcome of round four soon enough. Turn on the television, grab a cold one and enjoy. Peterson versus Jones is certainly worth the price of admission, even if the Cardinals haven’t been in 2018.