After falling behind 14-0 early in the game, the Cardinals found themselves in a similar position they've been in before at home. This time around, the offense was able to pull itself together and win with a balanced attack. They remained patient and composed and in the end, they put up 31 points and ended the Seahawks hope of an upset. Overall you could say that everyone did their job on offense, and only few mistakes were committed. Let's breakdown the offense after yesterday's performance.
Kurt Warner: Warner started slow, but eventually came through and continued his success through the air. He put the ball where it needed to be, and kept it away from the Seahawks. Warner has struggled at home up until this point, and getting back to winning in front of the home crowd was very important. He also put together another 300 yard game, and added two touchdowns to put his career total at 200. Next week the Cardinals are on the road, a place where Warner has been lights out this season.
Running Backs: Beanie Wells had by far, his best game as a Cardinal and it seems we've only seen a preview of his game. Wells was given the majority of the carries yesterday and used them to the utmost. He ran hard and gave the Cardinals a balanced attack for a second week in a row. Wells also had two key touchdowns, at times when the Cardinals desperately needed a score. Tim Hightower once again provided the dirty work, blocking for Warner the times he was in the game, and also catching and running the ball.
Wide Receivers: Today may have been the most complete game from the receivers that we've seen in a while. Warner distributed the ball fairly evenly to each of them, with Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston scoring and Anquan Boldin receiving over 100 yards. Each receiver possesses their own unique skill set, and with each of them healthy and on the field at the same time, no defense can stop them.
Offensive line: Aside from some penalties, this may have been the best game we've seen from the offensive line. First and foremost, they protected Warner. When he gets time in the pocket he can pick a defense apart, and by holding the Seahawks to zero sacks they did just that. They also opened generous holes for Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower, which led to the Cardinals winning the game. Mike Gandy's penalty killed the potential touchdown before halftime and luckily it didn't have an effect on the game.
My Offensive Grade: A
Another "A" performance for the offense and the Cardinals have now scored 72 points in their last two games. They also became a more balanced offense and this may be what we get from them for the remainder of the season. What are your thoughts on the offense?