The Cardinals won 19-13 in Overtime. But even when there is a win, there is always something that needs to improve with every team. The Cardinals Defense is playing at a high level gaining confidence each week in Ray Horton's defense. But they have room for improvement, particularly in the secondary due to both corners A.J. Jefferson and Patrick Peterson being young players who are growing each week but still have not been able to create many turnovers. CB Richard Marshall, who is one of my favored CBs on the team in recent history, has let multiple interceptions slide out from his fingers. Both Jefferson and Peterson have created a few turnovers and when they have they were very meaningful in either scoring points or sealing the game, but I'd like to see more. With that said, those are areas for improvement, not bonehead plays.
The bonehead play can only go to "first half Kevin Kolb", "second half Kevin Kolb's" less accurate and less composed evil twin. For the full breakdown, hit the jump!
In the first quarter Kevin Kolb orchestrated one decent drive to the red zone with an opportunity to take the lead against one of Arizona's most bitter rivals the Dallas Cowboys. The drive stalled when Kolb missed a wide open TE Rob Housler cutting across the five yard line to the end zone. For some unknown reason Kolb is unable to complete this specific pass to Rob Housler no matter how many games the play has been attempted in the red zone. Mike Miller has dialed up the play at least three times this season, specifically with Kolb throwing to Housler and the pass has either been overthrown or underthrown. This is one play that the inability to connect is squarely on the QB, Housler was wide open in space and jumped to try to catch the ball, but the pass was poor and the Cardinals ended up settling for a field goal. If that pass had been completed the Cowboys would have had to try for a touchdown to win the game in the fourth quarter rather than having the opportunity to kick the field goal for the win. But then, we'd never have been able to see another incredible run back to the lucky end zone! So thanks for being a bonehead this week Kolb!