A good sign of things to come from the Cardinals Defense. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
The Arizona Cardinals Defense walked around Lincoln Financial Field Sunday with something that Arizona fans have not seen in quite some time: confidence. There was a chip on their shoulders. Cardinals fans have seen it in rare glimpses such as in 2009 against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings or in the 2008 playoffs versus the red hot Atlanta Falcons. Those are a few of the rare examples when you can remember the Defense rising to the occasion and playing an opponent like they were going to shut them down, or at least make it as hard as hell to get to the end zone. The 2011 Defense has shown glimpses of the new scheme that Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton is installing, and with the promised personnel changes and time in the system it is becoming more apparent that the scheme is good and that it can limit opponents to one touchdown allowed in two games. It can hold a high flying offense starring an elusive quarterback and the NFL's second leading rusher to 289 yards offensively and 81 yards rushing. Was it perfect no, but the defense played 60 minutes of football, showed confidence when it took the field and showed the world that it's coming together one game at a time. The Week 10 Power Play goes to Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton and the Arizona Cardinals Defense.
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