They got their first win on Sunday but the Arizona Cardinals still have plenty of work to be even an average team
For awhile on Sunday, it looked like the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals would play it close until the end. Then it looked like the Cardinals wanted to take over but couldn’t pull away.
Then in the 4th quarter, it looked like the Cardinals were going to pull away but then they came back down to Earth thanks to an awful defense. The Cincinnati Bengals started fighting back down 14 and the Cardinals thought they had it wrapped up with 7 minutes left in the game.
There are good things to takeaway from the first win of the season. However there are some other things they need to continue to work on.
These five things should be at the top of the list this week for the Arizona Cardinals. They host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at State Farm Stadium.
For the first few weeks of the young 2019 season, it seemed the Arizona Cardinals were light years away from years past of special teams blunders. On Sunday in Cincinnati, those feelings came back.
The Cardinals had a missed field goal, third in two weeks from Zane Gonzalez. They also missed some tackles on kickoff returns that gave the Bengals good field position at times.
It felt like Amos Jones was back in the fold. The Bengals returned 3 kicks for 97-yards. That’s an average of 32.3-yards per return for those of you doing the math at home. That must get shored up if they want to continue to win games.