The Cardinals are still in the playoffs. Only mathematically, but the teams actual shot of making the playoffs died when both Carson Palmer and David Johnson went to IR. Now the teams backup Drew Stanton has a knee injury that could sideline him in the Cardinals next game.
The team was in the game, until Russell Wilson did what he does best. An improbable scramble, followed by an improbable catch and run from Doug Baldwin. While fans are deflated, the team showed grit and heart you would expect from the oldest team in the league.
This season we have once again partnered with Pro Football Focus to bring you some of their key stats from the Cardinals games. So without further ado, I present you the Week 10 advanced stats.
- WR Larry Fitzgerald played up to his usual standards on Thursday. Fitzgerald was targeted a team-high 14 times and caught ten passes for 112 yds. He earned an 81.1 overall grade.
- TE Jermain Gresham had an uneven performance. His final stat line looks great as he hauled in five of seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown for a 139.3 passer rating. Gresham, however, dropped two passes and struggled as a run blocker with a 40.9 run block grade.
- LG Alex Boone had one of his best days on Thursday. Boone did not allow a single pressure on any of his 50 pass block snaps. He received a 87.6 pass block grade, his highest of the season.
- RT Jared Veldheer performed well against Seattle's defensive line. Veldheer earned an 87.6 run block grade, his highest of the year. He did surrender three hurries, which dropped his overall grade to a respectable 81.2.
- QB Drew Stanton struggled with the deep ball against the Seahawks. Stanton threw seven deep passes and only one was on target. Cardinals receivers, however, struggled with drops. They dropped five passes or 11% of Stanton's accurate passes.
- CB Tramon Williams had his best game as a Cardinal. His effort earned himself a 91.5 overall grade on Thursday night. Williams was targeted six times and only allowed three completions for 14 yards and a 56.3 passer rating. He also broke up three passes.
- LB Karlos Dansby had another solid game on Thursday. Dansby received an 82.8 overall grade. He only allowed two catches for two yards. He was a force in the run game as he recorded four stops. He also added two pressures when he rushed the passer.
- Rookie LB Haason Reddick had his best game as a pass rusher against the Seahawks. Reddick got his first career sack and added three additional pressures.
- DE Frostee Rucker played well against the Seahawks' offensive line. Rucker stopped the run on four separate occasions. He also recorded a sack and a hurry. All of those stats added up to a season-high 81.5 overall grade.
- Rookie S Budda Baker played the most snaps of his career on Thursday and he did not disappoint. Baker made six tackles, two of which were defensive stops. He added a pass breakup in coverage.
Their are no significant swings on the PFF rankings.
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