About exactly two weeks ago, I listed a couple keys to the game that needed to happen for the Cardinals to win against the Dolphins in Week 9. I said the defense needed to generate pressure and the offensive line needed to hold up in front of Kyler Murray and…neither happened…so they lost.
The Cardinals dropped to 5-3 on Sunday, now sitting right behind Seattle in the NFC West who are at 6-2. They could’ve been first too, due to the Seahawks losing in Buffalo, and it isn’t going to be easy to make up that ground considering the challenges Arizona faces on the schedule ahead. They’ve got the Bills, Rams, Patriots, and Seahawks in the next 4 games. Going 3-1 at the very least, would have to be done for the Cardinals to even stay competitive in this tough division. That would put them at 8-4, which is a really good spot to be in when trying to make the playoffs.
This week they’ve got the Bills, who just absolutely whooped up on Seattle, which is not a good sign. With that win, Buffalo has seemed to garner tons of momentum, and playing this week in Arizona, in a dome, Josh Allen could easily have a field day with these receivers. This could be the Cardinals’ toughest matchup of the season. The defense showing up in this game will be about ten times more important than the O-Line like last week. If they can do that, this should be an amazing game to watch! (2:05 pm kickoff on CBS).