The Cardinals must address a glaring weakness, and Kyler Murray’s injury status has been updated.
The Cardinals of Arizona were humbled.
Simple as that.
Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, Chase Edmonds, and Justin Pugh, the left guard, were all ruled out.
The Cardinals, on the other hand, were vulnerable for the first time this season and appeared to be shades of their 2020 selves.
It was a football team that could be defeated.
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The Carolina Panthers must be applauded.
Despite their.500 record, defensive coordinator Phil Snow has gotten the most out of his group.
According to The Athletic’s Ben Baldwin, the Panthers allow the second-fewest points and have had the most punts against them.
Results from the defensive series
Sorry for the bad news, but the Packers defense,,,isn’t very good pic.twitter.comj6YWehLQUY
November 15, 2021 — Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin)
Arizona’s offense was doomed to fail with backup quarterback Colt McCoy at the helm, especially against such a formidable defense.
Murray and Hopkins have handled themselves well when healthy, and it’s critical to get them back in shape after the Week 12 bye.
As a result, their poor offensive performance against Carolina shouldn’t be the main talking point when it comes to this team’s future prospects.
However, there is a recurring theme that must be addressed if the Cardinals are to be considered a legitimate contender.
Cardinals’ Primary Weakness Remains
This season, Arizona’s defense has been a key strength.
Going into Week 10, the team ranked fourth in sacks.
After Week 7, veteran All-Pro JJ Watt went down, but every team has to deal with injuries.
Before Sunday, the Cardinals were in the middle of the pack in terms of rushing yards allowed per game (111.1), but stopping the run has been a problem at times this season.
In the last three games, the Cards have given up over 150 yards on the ground.
“We knew we didn’t play our best game, even a good game,” said safety Budda Baker afterward.
“It’s back to work for us.”
Arizona has been hammered by top-tier running backs.
Those who have dominated defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s unit include Dalvin Cook, Aaron Jones, and Christian McCaffrey.
“He can do everything,” Kingsbury said of McCaffrey.
“He’s a firecracker….
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