Arizona Cardinals: Preseason good, bad, ugly vs Vikings

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 24: KeeSean Johnson #19 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled with the ball in the first quarter of the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals looked overall better on Saturday but there was still a good mix of good, bad, and ugly vs the Minnesota Vikings

This was a much better overall effort by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings.  The players all looked invested in their stake in making this team.

There are still a number of things to work on, however definitely the Cardinals can come home this week to prepare for the last preseason game with a better taste in their mouths.  We’ll see a lot of backups on Thursday against the Denver Broncos.

Good

Offense – the Cardinals offense struggled on the first drive but after that really got things going.  Quarterback Kyler Murray looked comfortable and ended up 14-21-137.

David Johnson looked like himself.  He ran the ball hard, found open holes and had a couple of nice cutbacks.  He ended his afternoon carrying the ball nine times for 34-yards.  He also had a very nice screen pass reception.

Receivers – KeeSean Johnson and Damiere Byrd both showed they belong on the roster.  In Johnson’s case we know he’ll be there.  Byrd had a nice reception and punt return.  We’ll have to wait and see on Byrd but he is now the favorite to beat out Pharoh Cooper.

Defensive line – Zach Allen looked very good.  This was by far his best game.  He had a half-sack.  His name was called several times on the broadcast.

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