Sep 182012
 

Last week: 23 (+7)

Record: 2-0

The Cardinals are one of only 6 undefeated teams left in the NFL, but they’re by far the weakest of the bunch. They’ve been outgained in each of their first 2 games, but won anyway, and have a negative yards per play differential and are tied with Jacksonville for the worst yards per play rate at 4.2. They’ve got a nice defense, but I still don’t trust either of their quarterbacks and neither of their running backs have gotten much going on the ground. Eventually, they won’t be able to just rely on their defense and you can’t win consistently in the NFL without winning the yardage battle.

Studs

RT Bobby Massie: Did not allow a pressure on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 8 yards on 2 attempts

RE Calais Campbell: 2 sacks and 1 quarterback hit on 45 pass rush snaps, 5 solo tackles, 1 assist, 6 stops, 1 missed tackle

CB Patrick Peterson: Allowed 2 catches for 18 yards on 6 attempts, 1 interception, 3 solo tackles and 2 stops

ROLB Sam Acho: 1 sack and 4 quarterback hurries on 48 pass rush attempts, 4 solo tackles, 5 stops

Duds

LT D’Anthony Baptiste: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 4 quarterback pressures on 31 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 2 yards on 3 carries

WR Larry Fitzgerald: Caught 1 pass for 4 yards on 4 attempts on 31 pass snaps, 1.0 YAC per catch

RB Ryan Williams: 13 yards (21 after contact) on 10 carries, 1 fumble, caught 2 passes for 10 yards on 2 targets

RB Beanie Wells: 44 yards (18 after contact) on 13 carries, caught 1 pass for 24 yards, allowed 1 quarterback hit on 1 pass block snap

WR Andre Roberts: Caught 1 pass for 2 yards and a touchdown on 1 target on 30 pass snaps, 2.0 YAC per catch

LOLB O’Brien Schofield: Did not record a pressure on 37 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop

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