How are you supposed to feel after a tie? Especially after a tie where the defense was lights out, and the offense had a multitude of chances to win the game.
The Cardinals posted their third straight game without a turnover, and now have five games without a turnover this season. Defensively the Cardinals ended their streak of forcing turnovers, but came close with the strip sack of Russell Wilson.
Arizona's deep ball woes continued on Sunday. Carson Palmer completed one of eight deep passes (20 yards or more). His best throws came at the intermediate range (10-19 yards). He completed five of his seven pass attempts from that range, for 121 yards and a Quarterback Rating of 113.7.
David Johnson was the focal point of the offense once again. Johnson forced four missed tackles, gaining 57 yards after contact. He also brought in eight of his 11 targets for 45 yards after the catch.
Larry Fitzgerald was targeted 14 times, hauling in nine of them. Fitz caught passes against five different defenders, and picked up 38 yards after the catch.
Mike Iupati was the Cardinals highest graded pass blocker, earning an 85.6 for the night. He yielded one sack on 56 pass blocking snaps.
J.J. Nelson was more involved on Sunday. Nelson was targeted seven times, hauling in three catches. He earned 41 yards after the catch, and nearly single won the game with his insanse catch on Richard Sherman.
Chandler Jones earned the highest grade for the Cardinals with a 92.7 overall grade. Jones had one sack on Wilson, forcing him to fumble. He was credited with one hit and six pressures on 37 pass rush snaps.
Calais Campbell was hungry. He was a force all game. Campbell had two hits, a hurry, and a batted pass on 39 pass rush snaps. He also made two run stops.
Markus Golden was also a monster. He had one hit, and three hurries, to go with three run stops as well.
Patrick Peterson gave up four catches on four targets, while only allowing 54 yards. Wilson's QBR against Peterson was 118.8.
Deone Bucannon was credited with six run stops. He allowed seven catches on seven targets, but they only resulted in 46 yards.
A.Q. Shipley was the Cardinals highest graded offensive player with an 80.0. Mike Iupati was a 79.6, and Jared Veldheer came out with a 71.6. Earl Watford and DJ Humphries were disasters, grading out with a 39.7 and 37.7 respectively.
Carson Palmer was graded with a 47.5. Palmers QBR with no pressure was 98.7. That dropped to 45.8 when pressured. Palmer only completed six-of-16 for 37 yards when pressured.
JJ Nelson was the Cardinals highest graded receiver, with a 75.8. Larry Fitzgerald came away with a 67.9.
Defensively the Cardinals shined.
Chandler Jones was the highest graded player for either team, with score of 92.7.
Calais Campbell also turned in a very good score, recording an 89.4.
Both Kevin Minter and Deone Bucannon shined. Minter scored an 86.2, while Bucannon scored an 83.8. That is a stark contrast to their scores early in the season.
Tony Jefferson once again shined, recording an 85.0. Tony was targetted three times, allowing no catches, and recording a pass defended.
The Cardinals will take on a fresh Carolina Panthers team on Sunday.
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