Just when it felt like the Cardinals were down and out for the season, the team puts together a complete team victory. There were ballsy calls, big plays, and the expected “OMG, WTF FLOYD!” posts in the game thread comment section.
Week 13 Winners:
Cardinals Playoff Hopes - While the odds are heavily stacked against the Cardinals, especially due to back-to-back loses to NFC foes, the win tonight over the Washington Redskins keeps the Cardinals in the game mathematically.
NFL Records - Larry “The Legend” Fitzgerald took sole place of 3rd on the NFL’s All-Time receptions list. David “The Truth” Johnson became the third running back to have ten straight games with over 100 yards combined.
No Risk-it-no-biscuit - Bruce Arians has balls of steel. On the Cardinals own side of the field, with a measly one-point and just over two minutes left in the game, he goes for it on fourth-and-one. It could have given the Redskins momentum and great field position, instead it leads to a JJ Nelson TD, a pass thrown into double coverage. #CardiacCards
The NFL - The NFC playoff race is a mess with six teams all fighting for the last two playoff spots. The Falcons, Eagles and Vikings are fading, and the Buccaneers and Packers are rising. It’s anyone’s guess who makes it at this point. While the Cardinals are long shots, as said in iconic movie Dumb and Dumber “So you’re saying there’s a chance!?”
Week 13 Losers:
Special Teams - What needs to be said that hasn’t all ready. That 30 something yard punt by Drew Butler was just... tragic.
Cardinals WR’s not named Larry Fitzgerald - Michael Floyd redeemed himself with a great TD grab and Nelson had his own, but outside of that they dropped passes and were generally non-factors the majority of the game. John Brown continues to struggle with his illness. Only having two options on offense is going to make it tough to beat Seattle, in Seattle.