Penalties – way, way, way, too many of them. To their defense a little bit, there were a couple of false start penalties on Hundley that really should have not been called. yet, the NFL instituting their leave it up to reach official program, head referee Walt Anderson felt Hundley was making too much movement before the play started, which was pretty much zero movement.
On the day, the Cardinals finished with 14 penalties called on them. That’s just way too much, even for a preseason game. It was a problem the first two weeks and continued on Saturday afternoon. With a new offense in place, penalties will happen but they need to cut down on them.
Touchdowns not field goals – the Cardinals took a 9-7 lead into halftime and into the fourth quarter. However once the regular season hits, the Cardinals are going to have to get themselves into the end zone more often, especially if the defense starts giving up a lot of points.