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.
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.