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Arizona Cardinals week two offensive snap counts tell the story of defeat

Arizona Cardinals week two offensive snap counts tell the story of defeat

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports One of the keys to the offense that Kliff Kingsbury and the team has espoused since the beginning was getting off a high volume of plays. In their week two loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cardinals only ran 60 plays, while the Ravens offense ran 79. That will constitute an issue each and every week if that is the case. Onto the snap counts. Quarterback Kyler Murray - 60 (100%) Running Backs David Johnson 36 (60%)Chase Edmonds 24 (40%) Too few carries and touches for Johnson and Edmonds in their limited snaps. Johnson only had eight touches in the game,...
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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals redzone offense, may not face Cam Newton, gearing up for Carolina, and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals redzone offense, may not face Cam Newton, gearing up for Carolina, and more

Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Happy Wednesday one and all. We are halfway through the week and only four days away from the Arizona Cardinals game against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are scuffling, but the Arizona Cardinals are still trying to find their footing with Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray at the helm, so it should be an entertaining game. We have that and all the news from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals to help you get the day started. Cardinals Try To Find Some Balance With David Johnson, Red ZoneOffense has moved the ball, but Kingsbury seeks...
18 hours ago
2019 NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Patriots and Chiefs at the top of the class

2019 NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Patriots and Chiefs at the top of the class

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Two weeks into the 2019 NFL season and the AFC looks to hold the greater quantity of quality teams, while the NFC has the greater quantity of contenders. It has been a really interesting first two weeks of the season and the 2019 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings certainly reflect that, let’s dive in. New England Patriots (2-0) Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) Los Angeles Rams (2-0) Baltimore Ravens (2-0) Dallas Cowboys (2-0) Seattle Seahawks (2-0) Green Bay Packers (2-0) Buffalo Bills (2-0) San Francisco 49ers (2-0) Houston Texans (1-1) Philadelphia Eagles...
20 hours ago
Cam Newton misses Tuesday practice ahead of matchup with Arizona Cardinals

Cam Newton misses Tuesday practice ahead of matchup with Arizona Cardinals

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Cardinals will see Daniel Jones, Teddy Bridgewater and Mason Rudolph this season and on Sunday they may miss Cam Newton and see backup Kyle Allen. According to everyone, the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton missed practice today with a foot injury. Panthers’ QB Cam Newton not at practice today....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2019 Cam has had an issue with his foot and aggravated that injury and will work to rehab that injury during the week, but he is not able to practice today and it is something to...
21 hours ago
Cards Week 2 PFF Grades

Cards Week 2 PFF Grades

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Team Grades (Difference from Week 1 to Week 2) Overall: 65.3—-22nd (NFL)—-Week 2: 60.5—-Minus 6 (slight drop) Passing: 64.6—-22nd—-Week 2: 64.8—-Plus 1.4 (slight improvement) Pass Blocking: 62.6—-14th—-Week 2: 61.0—-Minus 11.6 (significant drop) Receiving: 66.9—-20th—-Week 2: 68.5—-Plus 4.8 (slight improvement) Running: 71.8—-13th—-Week 2: 70.0—-Plus 1.8 (slight improvement) Run Blocking: 48.1—-29th—-Week 2: 32.8—-Minus 28.0 (major drop) Defense: 60.7—-24th—-Week 2: 57.3—-Minus 6.3 (slight drop) Tackling:...
22 hours ago
Confidence Making the Cardinal Difference

Confidence Making the Cardinal Difference

Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via The Cardinals are playing entertaining football again and there’s one big reason why it’s so different from the 2018 team The Cardinals under Kliff Kingsbury are a MUCH better coached football team than a year ago and it’s not even close. There’s a number of stats that could probably demonstrate this well. Whether it’s moving the ball on offense with back-to-back 300+ yard passing games without a single one last year. Or it’s the offense averaging at least 10 points per game more than last year so far. Maybe even the defense limiting...
Sep 17, 2019
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals rookie putting up big numbers, Kliff in the red zone, QB injuries could change NFL landscape and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals rookie putting up big numbers, Kliff in the red zone, QB injuries could change NFL landscape and more

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Happy Tuesday one and all. We are heading into a game in which the Arizona Cardinals feel like they should be favorites, even though they are home dogs again. Let’s get to all the news from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Pro Football Focus Tidbits From Week 2Rookie cornerback Byron Murphy had a strong second game QB Injuries Impacting Cardinals, And The Importance Of QB Health Kingsbury: 'As A Unit, We Progressed'Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks to the media about injury updates, thoughts on the Ravens game and facing the Panthers this...
Sep 16, 2019
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets: Monday Night Football TV, streaming, odds and more

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets: Monday Night Football TV, streaming, odds and more

Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports Happy Monday Night Football one and all. The Arizona Cardinals will be playing one team from this game, in December, so some advanced scouting before what could be another winnable game. Let’s take a look at all the information on tonight’s Monday Night Football game. Game Time/Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Arizona time Location: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, NJ TV Channel: ESPN - Joe Tessitore (play-by-play) & Booger McFarland (analyst). Streaming: ESPN Streaming Odds: Browns -7 Over/under: 44 This was supposed to be a...
Sep 16, 2019
What We Learned From Week 2

What We Learned From Week 2

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports What did we learn after a hard fought bout with a playoff contender? Well, not much that’s new, but a few things have been reaffirmed... Defending tight ends is officially a problem again. It was a nice break, but we’re back to being plagued by tight ends. After a T.J. Hockenson had a historic rookie debut in week 1, second year TE Mark Andrews followed it up with a career day to the tune of 112 yards and 1 touchdown. Bad news with players like Greg Olsen, Evan Engram, Jared Cook and All-Pro George Kittle on the schedule. Kingsbury is too...
Sep 16, 2019
Arizona Cardinals player of the game vs. Baltimore Ravens

Arizona Cardinals player of the game vs. Baltimore Ravens

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Who was the best player for the Cardinals in their loss to the Baltimore Ravens? The Cardinals were unable to escape Baltimore with their first victory of the young season, but there were plenty of performances by individual players to get excited about. The wide receiver corps as a whole looks like a far cry from the poor performances we saw put on last season. There were also a couple of defensive standouts as well. Let’s take a look at a few names below and vote on who your player of the game was. Larry Fitzgerald: The G.O.A.T. was at it again. At 36...
Sep 16, 2019
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Arizona vs Baltimore

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Arizona vs Baltimore

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Good: Run Defense: Excluding the damage Lamar Jackson did on the ground, the defense again played the run surprisingly well. Limiting lead Ravens back Mark Ingram to just 47 yards on 13 carries. Worth noting he was hurt after Swearinger did his best to transform into a living spear, but surprising results nonetheless given how worrying this aspect of the defense was in the preseason and last season. Zane Gonzalez, still perfect: Okay, this is officially the last time I’m including Gonzalez in this. Despite copious, and I mean copious amounts of...
Sep 16, 2019
BAL 23 ARI 17: Talking Points

BAL 23 ARI 17: Talking Points

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports Caption: QB Kyler Murray throwing the ball under duress with Ravens DE Matthew Judon getting a bead on him. For those of us, like Seth Cox and myself, who wanted the Cardinals to draft QB Lamar Jackson in the 1st round of 2018 NFL Draft, the Cardinals game with the Ravens drew added interest, particularly in seeing Jackson compete against the Cardinals’ rookie QB Kyler Murray. By the end of the game, both young and extremely mobile QB acquitted themselves well throughout a hard fought, hotly contested battle, with Jackson and the Ravens getting the win...
Sep 16, 2019
6 Winners and Losers from the Arizona Cardinals 23-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens

6 Winners and Losers from the Arizona Cardinals 23-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens

Photo by Dan Kubus/ The Cards couldn’t come up with a win but look to be making progress quickly The Cardinals may have been road losers in this week’s game, but not everyone on the team had to be. Those who wisely looked at the Cards as a 2 touchdown road dog, for example, saw their faith rewarded in a close game. Who were the other winners and losers? Let’s take a look at 6 more from Sunday’s game: #1. Winner-Kliff Kingsbury between the 20’s Kliff overcame the early struggles the team had against the Lions and had the passing game clicking on all cylinders. Deep passing...
Sep 16, 2019
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals fall in Baltimore, Kyler Murray racks up the passing yards, defense struggles to contain Lamar and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals fall in Baltimore, Kyler Murray racks up the passing yards, defense struggles to contain Lamar and more

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Happy Monday one and all. The Arizona Cardinals sit at 0-1-1 on the season after a hard fought loss to the Baltimore Ravens. That gives us plenty to talk about as we head into the next week, so let’s get all the news coming out of the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Baltimore Ravens. A ‘Bittersweet’ Return To Baltimore For Terrell SuggsNotes: David Johnson OK; Kirk bounces back; Pugh fights through Lamar Jackson Beats Cardinals With Arm And LegsRavens quarterback throws for 272 yards, rushes for 120 Seeing Red: Cardinals' Missed TD Chances Costly In Loss To...
Sep 15, 2019
Rapid Reaction: Cardinals rally but fall short in second straight comeback attempt

Rapid Reaction: Cardinals rally but fall short in second straight comeback attempt

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Cardinals struggle to match Baltimore’s personnel on either line of scrimmage in route to the team’s first loss of 2019. The Arizona Cardinals were once again facing a double digit, fourth quarter deficit. Unlike week one, however, another Kyler Murray herculean effort was not in the cards as the Raven’s dominance upfront was the difference in this 23-17 road loss. Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray had a strong showing throughout the game, which was a noticeable improvement following his slow start in week one. The Cardinal defense managed to hold...