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All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals Episode Five Review

What happens when the Cardinals play in their "Hat & T-Shirt" game?

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Four episodes are in the books in the eight episode installment, now we begin the four sadder episodes in the series.

The episode opens up with a game against the St. Louis Rams. With Chris Johnson out until the Super Bowl, David Johnson becomes a huge part of the Cardinals offense, not only on the Episode, but for the season. Stump Mitchell, tells David he should easily get 150 yards per game, and he does just that.

The next game is against the Minnesota Vikings. The Coaches emphasize the fact that they need to shut down Adrian Peterson. Early on they had no answer for Peterson, but managed to keep him to 69 yards on the day. We see Dwight Freenys spin move sack on Bridgewater to clinch the game for the Cardinals.

The initial main focus of the Episode is the Cardinals game against the Philadelphia. If the Cardinals win, they clinch the NFC West. The game was on Sunday Night Football, in front of a national audience. The Cardinals went on to demolish the Eagles, and win the NFC West for the first time since 2009.

The game also saw what many claim to be our season go down the drain. Carson Palmer injured his finger early on, but managed to come back and play despite it. Towards the end of the game, it all falls a part. Tyrann Mathieu goes to make an interception on a bad pass from Sam Bradford, and we all know the story from there.

You get a look at the worry and concern every teammate has for Tyrann, and of course you ultimately learn that he's lost for the remainder of the year.

Some other tidbits:

Larry Fitzgerald drops some rather strong language prior to a game.

The top bosses discuss what to do with Chris Johnson, and of course they decided to put him on IR to Return.

You see the bonds that Tyrann has built with Carson and BA, as both go up to him on the rehab table to console him.

Tyrann is obviously distraught about the injury, as he is still in tears the day after the injury.