Arizona Cardinals playoff path got harder thanks to L.A. Rams
One of the worst things that could’ve happened for the Arizona Cardinals actually did happen. In fact, the Arizona Cardinals playoff path got harder with the Matt Stafford trade to the L.A. Rams. The fact that Sean McVay owns an undefeated record against the Cardinals means that this is only going to get worse with Stafford at the reigns. Stafford now gets a much better offensive line and most importantly, a defense that’ll help him win way more games than ever before.
Even this year when the Cardinals were taking on the Rams in their first matchup of the season, the Rams ran rampant on the Cardinals defense and Kyler Murray had turnovers that cost the team. Sean McVay will continue to be a Cardinal-killer by actually having a quarterback who is significantly better.
Now there’s also the fact that the Rams lost two more first round draft picks, making that no first round picks in seven years. Additionally, the Rams are still in some deep cap issues, but they save a bunch by trading him away to the Detroit “Bitin’ Kneecaps”. We can look at this all we want and pray on their downfall, but unless the Cardinals take a drastic step forward in all facets of their game, then I can’t see them even splitting this series. This Cardinals team lost to John Wolford of all people, and I’m still not over that.
Arizona’s secondary play will need to be more on point than ever, as Stafford will be playing inspired and refreshed since moving out of Detroit. Isaiah Simmons and the linebacking corps will have their hands full with all of the motions and decoy pulls and routes that McVay will continue to implement.
The Arizona Cardinals playoff path just got even harder, and is now arguably the best quarterbacked-division in all of the NFL.