Arizona Cardinals played against San Francisco last night at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The game was a thrilling offensive game with a final score of twenty eight to twenty five. Sadly the Arizona Cardinals fell short on the scoreboard, but put up an immense amount of points against a stingy 49ers defense.
Over the last four games, the 49ers have not permitted over 100 passing yards to any team. This week, Kyler Murray distributed 241 passing yards and two touchdowns, including a much needed eighty-eight yard touchdown to Andy Isabella. The Cardinals high octane passing attack looked like it was finally clicking.
Welcome home Kenyan Drake! Kenyan Drake was traded from Miami to the Arizona Cardinals this last weekend for a sixth round pick. This event occurred after Chase Edmunds and David Johnson both appeared to be a little too injured to play on Thursday. In Miami, Kenyan Drake’s longest run throughout seven games was a total of eleven yards. The first run for the Cardinals was 33 yards! The final statistical line for Kenyan Drake included fifteen carries for 110 yards and one touchdown; he also had four catches for fifty yards.
For the ninth week in a row, the Cardinals defense was not great, which resulted in a shootout game. As a result, the 49ers scored twenty eight points; the Cardinals have not allowed less than twenty points in all nine games this season! Also, the Cardinals defense has only caused one interception in the last nine games. This defense continues to struggle even while Buddah Baker is playing at a level that could put him in the running for Defensive Player of the Year. With the way this season is going, Baker will have over 120 tackles by the end of the year!
The Cardinals keep inventing ways to impress the fans; however, they need to find a way to play cohesively for an entire game for another win. Next week, the Cardinals play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I am already sensing another offensive shootout.