3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 10 vs. the Panthers

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The Takeaway Department

The Cardinals are third in the league with 17 takeaways, and now they’re facing P.J. Walker, a quarterback who saw a second chance in the NFL thanks to his performance during the truncated 2020 XFL Season.

Walker has not impressed, and so far boasts a career completion percentage of 49.3, and has a career interception percentage of 7.0, having thrown 5 interceptions in 71 passing attempts, as opposed to just one career touchdown pass. He also has a career sack percentage of 9.0, indicating he holds onto the ball far too long.

The Cardinals have a stellar duo at edge rusher with Chandler Jones and Markus Golden. This will force Walker into making poor decisions with the football, considering his current numbers, combined with the Cardinals’ defense’s ability to force turnovers.

Look for the Cardinals to once again win the turnover battle, spelling a long afternoon for Walker and the rest of the Panthers’ offense. Couple this quagmire with an already-frustrated Panthers team that seems to be deteriorating offensively by the week with a defense that has allowed 17.2 points a game.