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Cardinal Of The Week: Week Three

The Cardinals had another frustrating loss in a winnable game last night, I am not going to have a lot of options in the poll this week but a few players did have good games and were not part of the reasons the Cardinals could not pull out the win.

In last weeks poll, Beanie Wells won with 38% of the 251 votes. I think that if he was healthy yesterday the Cardinals would have had a much better chance at getting the win.

Calais Campbell: 10 tackles, 2 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 4 QB hits

I thought that Campbell had one of the best games of his young career yesterday. He notched a career high 2.5 sacks (the half sack was split with Darnell Dockett), and he was consistently getting pressure on Tarvaris Jackson, even on plays where the Cardinals were only rushing three or four people. The Cardinals need Campbell to keep up this high level of play for the rest of the season.

By the way, Campbell did have four QB hits, which was enough to lead the Defense which also wound up with 12 QB hits according to ESPN. The next closest were Dockett who had three and Haggans with two

Larry Fitzgerald: 5 catches (8 targets), 64 yards, TD

Not the best game of Larry's career, especially after what he did against the Skins last week, but he made the typical Larry catches, including an incredible leaping catch between two defenders in the end zone for the Cardinals only Touchdown. He was quiet in the second half though as the Seahawks defense stepped up and Kevin Kolb couldn't get into a rhythm again.

Patrick Peterson: tackle, pass deflection, interception

Peterson's name wasn't heard very much during the game, and that was because he seemed to have good coverage on his man throughout the game. Jackson threw most of his passes towards wide receivers at the guy A.J. Jefferson (who I thought also had a decent game) was covering and I only saw him throw one or two passes at the guy being covered by Peterson. Peterson also picked off his first pass in the NFL on a Hail Mary pass before halftime, but he took a knee. He also was part of an odd play where he threw a lateral to A.J. Jefferson on a return near the end of the game and it looked like Jefferson could have returned it a long way if he didn't bobble it.

Jeremy Bridges: Filled in for Levi Brown in the first half after an injury

I'm just putting this here because when Bridges was in the game, the offensive line looked a lot better than it did when Levi was in the game. The only Touchdown drive by the Cardinals even featured Bridges at Left Tackle. After another game by Brown where he gave up some pressure on Kolb, I think there should be some talk about replacing Brown with Bridges.

Looking at how unpopular Levi is among the people who post here, that decision would probably be met with applause. Lets get the #BenchLeviBrown hashtag trending on Twitter everyone.

Some people who were also considered were A.J. Jefferson and Darnell Dockett

CotW Winners Wins
A.J. Jefferson 1
Darnell Dockett 1
Patrick Peterson 1
Richard Bartel 1
Kevin Kolb 1
Beanie Wells 1