For the Arizona Cardinals, there is no doubt that through the first 12 games they missed the big guy Calais Campbell.
Does his presence change anything on the season?
Maybe against the Lions and Texans, that would put the Cardinals at 8-5 instead of 6-7, but those would be ideal scenarios if everything else was the same.
Yet, Calais made a call before the Cardinals and Titans played on Sunday to give the Cardinals a little encouragement.
Campbell on Arizona win helping the Jags today: "I called a couple of my guys and gave them a pep talk. I don't know if it worked at all but I'm glad they won."— ⛄️ 9-4 COLE (@ColeFartley) December 11, 2017
Clearly this was a light-hearted comment by Campbell, but the Cardinals and Jags played in a nail-biter two weeks ago that the Cardinals ended up winning. This week, the Cardinals were taking on the AFC South leading Tennessee Titans while the Jags were taking on the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks.
Well, Campbell got his wish and the Cardinals came out on top in a game that helped propel the Jaguars back on top of the South.
The reason? The Jags took care of the Seahawks in a game where the talk will be about the ending, but Pete Prisco put it best:
The bully got bullied in the Jaguars-Seahawks game and they bully didn’t like it— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) December 11, 2017
Thanks for the words, Calais. Good luck the rest of the season, and thanks for taking care of those pesky birds from the Northwest.