I had written an article that, well, wasn’t a happy piece. I doubted the coaches and the players, namely Arians for not preparing the players better. So many miscues that almost cost us the game. Two back-to-back fumbles, one that led to a TD and one that was returned for a TD I thought all ways lost. The Seahawks had the lead and their run game was looking good.
I was wrong.
These Arizona Cardinals have heart. They have swag. They fought back, led by one of the best drives by Carson Palmer all season long, 10 plays and 83 yards leading to a Jermaine Gresham TD that gave the Cardinals a three point lead after the extra point.
The team suffered a huge blow behind the loss of Mike Iupati, who thankfully was okay and cleared from the hospital hours after the injury. Corey Redding went out on an ankle injury. Michael Floyd left after a hamstring injury. No worries, Josh Maur0 stepped in on the line and made some plays. Earl Watford stepped in and played good enough. Jaron Brown, the guy some of us (me) didn’t think would make the team steps up with some huge catches. One that almost stopped my heart.
Thankfully the Cardinals heart was calm and steady, led by MVP candidate Palmer.
What did we learn? These Cardinals have heart but they still have a long way to go. We learned that Carson Palmer is the real deal, torching the Seahawks to the tune of 363 yards and 3 TDs. We were reminded of the teams depth, especially that Andre Ellington is still on the team and still one fast man.
On to Cincinnati at home.