The Arizona Cardinals came out flat and played catch up all night before falling short to the Oakland Raiders
Whew. Glad that debacle is over. The Arizona Cardinals first team offense didn’t look anything like they did last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. The defense wasn’t much better at all.
The Cardinals fell behind 26-0. By that time the game was almost over. There was no competing from the first team. However the second, third and fourth teams did try to make a game of it in the end.
Quarterback Kyler Murray did not have anywhere near the game he had last week. He struggled mightily but it wasn’t all of his fault. His offensive line did not block for him.
Running back David Johnson also had trouble getting going. He finished with four carries for six yards. He had one reception for minus-three yards. A forgettable evening at State Farm Stadium.
The play was a bust for the Cardinals defense, who for the second straight week came out flat on the opening drive and allowed the Raiders to march right down the field and take an early 7-0 lead. It created the tempo for most of the game.
The Cardinals once again missed tackles and had a lot of holes they left needing filling. We aren’t sure if this was a byproduct of not wanting to show a lot since it was preseason. However it just seemed like the Cardinals were going through the motions on both sides of the ball.
It’s another performance where we are left saying thank goodness it is only the preseason. As mentioned the other night, this is still just the preseason. However in three weeks we won’t be able to say that anymore.
Next week it is wagons north as the Cardinals take to the road for week three of the 2019 preseason against the Minnesota Vikings. Gametime is 10:00 am on NFL Network nationally and ABC 15 locally.