We looked at how the defense was graded by Pro Football Focus in the 38-8 Arizona Cardinals win over the Green Bay Packers. There was a lot of good. On the offensive side of the ball, the O-line did well, as did David Johnson and Michael Floyd.
The offensive line played well, especially in pass protection.
Palmer was pressured only nine times in 29 dropbacks. Bobby Massie had the highest grade on the line with a +2.7. In fact, closing out the season, he is playing very well. He has earned a +5.0 in the last two games. Center Lyle Sendlein didn't allow a single quarterback pressure.
If you want to look at two great individual performances, look at receiver Michael Floyd and running back David Johnson. They happened to be the team's two leading receivers. Floyd had six catches for 111 yards. Five of his six catches went for first downs and the other went for nine yards on a first and 10. He gained 45 of his 111 yards after the catch.
Johnson gained 81 of his 88 receiving yards after the catch. He forced another six missed tackles, which comes after forcing another seven tackles in Week 15. The highlight was a 47-yarder. Look at this image from Shaun Church. The four defenders could not tackle Johnson.
This is not a tackle from the #Packers defense. David Johnson is unreal. #AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/AGVx5iuMce— Shaun Church (@NFLChurch) December 29, 2015