Are the Wheels Falling off for the Arizona Cardinals?
The Arizona Cardinals started the season with an amazing 4-0 record in the NFL, but injuries have been the story for the team the past few weeks. The teams’ bad fortune started with losing left tackle Levi Brown for the entire season. This will come to be the biggest loss of the season, but in the first game it was John Skelton, soon Beanie Wells was gone, next Ryan Williams, and during the loss to the Buffalo Bills it was Kevin Kolb.
The running game in Arizona is pathetic anyway, but just the rhythm you get into having the same players on the field is very helpful. The Cardinals offense has no rhythm. They need to find it. The real question is can the Cardinals bounce back in week 7? Or is this the beginning of the end for a team that seemed to be playing over their head?
The Cardinals are still first place in the NFC West, or at least tied for the lead. I wouldn’t count this team out just yet, but the Cardinals should have been ready for this mediocre Bills team. I didn’t think the Bills played particularly well. I would, however, like to give props to a team that was blown out two weeks in a row and came back and beat a tough team on the road. This can be hard to do no matter what team is playing at home.
The Cardinals are at a point in the season where injuries can really kill a team. The NFL is approaching the half way point fast. The Cardinals need to find away to fight through this point in the season until they get healthy because a .500 record is not going to win this division. A victory against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend will have the Cardinals well on their way to recapturing that “swagger”.
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