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Cardinals vs. Broncos: Player of the Game

Week 5 was a bad one for the Cardinals, as they were blown out in Denver by the Broncos.

Doug Pensinger

Despite the loss, a few Cardinals managed to have positive games.  We take a look at these "Player of the Game" candidates in this week's poll edition.

1) Andre Ellington

Ellington continues to amaze, as he once again carried the offense.  Recording 4 receptions for 112 yards and a TD, as well as 16 rushes for 32 yards and another TD, Ellington's skills as a running back and receiver have bailed the offense out on numerous occasions.  The Cardinals will be looking to lean on him even more against the visiting Redskins later this week, as more injuries have hit the QB position.

2) Calais Campbell

Despite bowing out with an injury, Campbell had one of the best games of his career against Peyton Manning's offense.  Along with two solo tackles and a deflected pass, Campbell nearly recorded a pick-6 in the 2nd quarter when he intercepted Manning in the Broncos RedZone.  The drive was then capped off by a 5 yard rush from Ellington.

3) Jerraud Powers

Powers recorded the other of Manning's two interceptions, as well as 7 solo tackles.  Powers has struggled at times this season, so it was nice to see him take advantage of one of Manning's rare bad decisions.

4) Chandler Catanzaro

I don't know whether it's a good or bad thing that the Cardinals kicker has appeared on this list so many times this season.  I choose good.  Catanzaro, an undrafted rookie, is so far perfect on the season for FGs.  He recorded two more on Sunday, nailing a 33 and 48-yarder in the 1st quarter.  Like I said two weeks ago, I am seriously considering buying some Catanzaro merchandise, a true testament to his skills.

Who do you think is the Player of the Game?  Vote in the poll, or leave a comment if you think a player not listed here is worthy of the distinction.