The Arizona Cardinals are off to a sluggish start. What was supposed to be the easiest portion of their schedule has quickly turned into a tough one. Between rookie struggles, poor offensive play, and miscommunications the team is 1-2. Many fans assumed that Week One was the wake up call they needed due to a bounce back Week Two.
Turns out that was not the case. Week Three lead to an ugly 15 point loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Statistically the Cardinals won the game. The offense outgained the Bills 348 yards to 297. Neither Quarterback threw a passing touchdown durng the game, and both had interceptions. Carson Palmer had four to Tyrod Taylor's one.
On that note, the Cardinals gave up the football five times, while only managing to take the ball away once. This lead to the Cardinals +7 turnover advantage on the season turn into only +3.
The Cardinals Defense got after Tyrod Taylor as well. They managed four sacks, (Tony Jefferson, Chandler Jones, Markus Golden, Kevin Minter) as well as forcing him into two fumbles. Offensively the Cardinals gave up five sacks and also fumbled twice.
Chandler Catanzaro jumped his way into second on the franchises longest field goal list after nailing a 60 yard field goal. That was a career long, and the longest in Orchard Park.
And of course the stat that is most important... The Cardinals lost 33-18, They now play two games in a 10 day span, with the Los Angeles Rams coming to Arizona on Sunday.