As difficult as it was to watch the Cardinals allow a last-second touchdown pass to end the game, there were some silver linings in the game and players that stepped up. The Cardinals now stand at 7-4 after they were unable to make a stop on the Titans final 99 yard drive. For now we'll stick to the positives and break down the game later today. As for last week, Tim Hightower won COTW with 39% of the votes, and he's back on the list of candidates again this week.
LaRod Stephens-Howling, 99 yard return TD, 1 ST tackle, 3 punts downed inside 5 yard line - LSH had his best game as a Cardinal and deserves to be nominated for NFC Special Teams Player of the Week as well. He layed a big hit on kick off coverage and also down three of Ben Graham's punts inside the Titans 5 yard line. The biggest play of the game by LSH was his 99 yard kick off return for a touchdown following the Titans first touchdown. The touchdown swung the momentum back in the Cardinals favor.
Tim Hightower, 11 carries, 55 yards, 5.0 avg, 1 TD, 3 catches, 23 yards -Tim Hightower had another solid game, as he was the only running back to consistently run for positive yardage all game. Hightower also scored the only offensive touchdown of the game to give the Cardinals the lead. He continues to improve in all aspects of the game, bringing dependable rushing, blocking, and receiving to the Cardinals offense.
Darnell Dockett, 6 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 TFL, 4 QB hits - Dockett was another player to have quite possibly have his best regular season game as a Cardinal. Dockett recorded three sacks on the day, and almost had a fourth sack in the last seconds of the game. Dockett has been on a tear lately, recording 6 sacks in the last 4 games. He leads the team with 7 sacks on the year.
Ben Graham, 5 of 6 punts inside 20, 49.7 avg - There's really nothing that Graham did differently this game, because he's been booming punts inside the opponents 20 yard line all season. Graham deserves to head to the pro bowl this year, and it's unfortunate he doesn't get any recognition outside of Cardinal fans.
Those are the nominees for COTW, but if you feel anyone else should be added to the list, just leave a comment below. Who did you vote for and why?