ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 12: Adrian Wilson #24 of the Arizona Cardinals knocks down the final pass of the game against the St. Louis Rams during the NFL season opener at the Edward Jones Dome on September 12 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Rams 17-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
On a brighter note, let's kick off the offseason by reviewing some of the sickest single performances from the Arizona Cardinals 2010 season, brought to you by Vicks. The first performance we'll look at comes from the Cardinals very first game of the season.
In the opening week, the Cardinals held on at St. Louis to defeat the Rams 17-13. It was Sam Bradford's debut to the league, but against any rookie, the rest of the league will not hold back. That became evident when Adrian Wilson took the field. The Cardinals held on late to defeat the much-improved Rams, but a lot of the credit went to Wilson, who performed admirably. The following are Wilson's numbers from the win:
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What doesn't appear here is the blocked field goal he recorded as well. The block came after the Rams first drive of the game, when the momentum was heavily shifted in their favor after Tim Hightower lost a fumble. After the Rams got the ball back, Wilson recorded his first interception of the game -- single handily ending the Rams' second drive of the contest.
The two sacks and one interception also put Wilson one step closer to the 30 sack/30 interception club. Although his performance didn't set the tone for the remainder of the season, it showcased why Wilson has been one of the best strong safeties throughout the league. At 31 years of age and three years remaining on his current deal, Adrian Wilson will have many more performances similar to the one referenced above.