We have certainly heard a lot of talk over the years about who is the better cornerback in the NFL -- Seattle's Richard Sherman or Arizona's Patrick Peterson. Because of how well Peterson is playing this year, there hasn't been as much talk. But with both playing in the same game on Sunday, they were treated very differently.
Peterson continues with his very strong play. According to Pro Football Focus, he was only thrown at once and that pass was incomplete.
Teams aren't even throwing at him this year. He was tested a lot last season. This season he is blanketing his assignment. He will be tested this coming weekend with A.J. Green coming to town.
As for Sherman, the Cardinals not only tested him, they beat him. Carson Palmer threw to the receiver Sherman was covering eight times. Sherman allowed five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. He was also flagged twice for penalties. Michael Floyd caught four passes for 57 yards and his touchdown against Sherman.
Cardinals head coach has said "we don't go away from corners." It is all based on reads and coverages.
The debate might continue as to whether Sherman or Peterson is better, but based on Sunday's results, you can see Seattle respected Peterson far more than Arizona respected Sherman.