Touchdowns. That’s how you win football games every Sunday unless your team is good at pitching shutouts.
The Cardinals actually weren’t too bad once they did get in the Red Zone. The problem was getting there. Much of the time they couldn’t even get close enough for a Phil Dawson or Zane Gonzalez field goal try.
The Cardinals statistically were ninth in Red Zone opportunities converted into touchdowns at 64.29 percent. Unfortunately they just didn’t get there often.
Quarterback Josh Rosen threw seven touchdowns inside the 20, four of them inside the 10 last season. However his completion percentage inside the 20 was only 42.11 percent. The Cardinals are going to have to rely on Kyler Murray to produce better than that.
For comparison sake, the Colts Andrew Luck had a 67 percent pass completion rate inside the 20. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who many compare Murray to, completed 57.14 percent inside the 20 last season.