Dec 212012
 

Last week: 29 (+2)

Record: 5-9

Net points per drive: -0.31 (23rd)

DVOA: -14.7% (26th)

Weighted DVOA: -21.6% (27th)

The Cardinals ended a 9 game losing streak last week and avoided the 4-0 to 4-12 collapse, but they did it almost purely on returns, returning two interceptions for touchdowns and returning a muffed punt to the Detroit 5, for an easy score. Ryan Lindley still didn’t look like he even belonged in the league, let alone starting, and with games against Chicago and San Francisco left on the schedule, they probably won’t win another game.

Studs

LT Nate Potter: Did not allow a pressure on 25 pass block snaps, run blocked for -3 yards on 1 attempt

CB Greg Toler: Did not allow a catch on 6 attempts, 1 interception, 3 pass deflections, 2 solo tackles, 1 stop

RE Calais Campbell: 1 sack and 2 quarterback hurries on 41 pass rush snaps, 1 batted pass, 7 solo tackles, 7 stops

K Jay Feely: 7 kickoffs, 5 touchbacks, 65.9 yards per kickoff, 20.4 opponent’s average starting distance, 1/1 FG (51)

Duds

LG Daryn Colledge: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 25 pass block snaps, 1 penalty

RG Pat McQuistan: Allowed 1 sack and 2 quarterback hits on 25 pass block snaps, run blocked for 16 yards on 5 attempts

WR Andre Roberts: Caught 3 passes for 22 yards on 5 attempts on 22 pass snaps, 1.0 YAC per catch, 2 drops

TE Rob Housler: Caught 2 passes for 13 yards on 2 attempts on 23 pass snaps, 3.5 YAC per catch

TE Jeff King: Caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 3 attempts on 7 pass snaps, 6.0 YAC per catch, 1 drop, 1 interception when thrown to, 2 penalties

RB William Powell: Rushed for 4 yards (3 after contact) on 5 attempts, 1 penalty

CB Patrick Peterson: Allowed 9 catches for 113 yards on 15 attempts, 1 interception, 1 pass deflection, 8 solo tackles, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle, 1 penalty

MLB Paris Lenon: Allowed 3 catches for 32 yards on 3 attempts, 5 solo tackles, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle, 1 quarterback hit and 1 quarterback hurry on 17 blitzes

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