The Arizona Cardinals withstood the pesky Philadelphia Eagles comeback attempt and came out with a critical victory,
Oh man. “The Cardiac” Arizona Cardinals are back. This was an electric game that was way closer than it should have ever been. The turnovers by Murray and Hopkins resulted in points for the Eagles and prevented the Cardinals from pulling away.
It’s getting to the point where any turnover that is as careless as the ones we saw today are inexcusable. The team cannot afford to go through these wild sudden changes that keep opponents in the game. Kyler Murray has to hold the ball closer to stop these fumbles.
Mason Cole is the worst center I have ever seen play for the Arizona Cardinals. Maybe I was spoiled between Lyle Sendlein and the prime years of A.Q. Shipley. The situational awareness on the sack he let up right through his gap was unbelievable. Plus false start penalties on a center don’t ever go well.
The defense did get pressure, but continually put the secondary in man coverage. Patrick Peterson was torched and got flagged all night, except that one no-call on the final drive. Chris Banjo Kept getting hurt, and it makes me wonder how he kept getting cleared to return.
This was a closer game than it should have been. Credit Philly and Hurts for keeping it that way. I’m glad we’ll only play him once every four years because his elusiveness was getting too Russell WIlson-like towards the end.
If there was anyone to give the game ball to, it’s Zeke Turner. The blocked punt and fake punt is the first effective special teams game we’ve seen in some time. It’s a shame that teams don’t run it more often, seeing how teams are often slacking at paying attention to preventing them.
In closing, if you see a Jets fan on the street, tell them thanks for beating the Rams in the biggest upset of the year. Their loss makes the playoff run in the NFC West really interesting with two games to go, as the Cardinals are only one game back from second place in the division with two games to go.