Following a dramatic comeback on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Arizona Cardinals have new life.
It seemed like the team was going to have an abysmal season at halftime of Week 2’s contest. The team had been blown out in every quarter we saw them in.
Now, they have a chance to make a bold statement in the NFC West and jump ahead of the Los Angeles Rams, a heated rival and the current defending Super Bowl champs.
What can we expect this weekend?
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Cardinals’ offense vs. Rams’ defense
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While the premier matchup between these two teams normally features DeAndre Hopkins against Jalen Ramsey, that will not be the case on Sunday.
Instead, Ramsey will likely move around based on Arizona’s offensive personnel. The question for the Rams, however, is the rest of their secondary.
Outside of Ramsey, the Rams have major question marks. They’ve sustained multiple injuries to the cornerback and safety positions that Arizona will likely exploit.
Of course, the offensive line is always a subject when going against Aaron Donald. They’ll have to hold up long enough for the receivers to exploit the depleted secondary.
The pass blocking was excellent last week against one of the premier edge-rushing duos in the league in Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones. Can they put up a repeat effort this week?
Which Cardinals offense are we getting in this matchup? If it’s the one we saw in the second half of the Raiders game, the Cards may be in business.
Rams’ offense vs. Cardinals’ defense
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This is arguably the bigger matchup, as the key to beating the Rams is to make them play from behind. It’s been proven that in order to stop a McVay offense, a defense must make them play the drop-back passing game consistently.
If the Cardinals let the Rams play from under center with a…
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Publish date : 2022-09-24 00:36:14
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