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Getting Defensive - Arizona Cardinals

Oct 01 2013 06:50 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
After handing the NY Giants their first shut out in years, the Carolina Panthers defense will continue their quest for league domination....
The Carolina Panthers head to Arizona on Sunday where they will try to being their record to 2-2.

After handing the NY Giants their first shut out in years, the Carolina Panthers defense will continue their quest for league domination. Arizona currently ranks 27th in the league in total offense. The Panthers should be able to hold them to under 10 points.

Here is a preview of what you will see Sunday....
  • Arizona won't be able to run the ball. Rashard Mendenhall had an awful performance last week. 21 yards gained on 12 carries and two fumbles. It doesn't get much worse for a running back. Rookie Andre Ellington may get more carries this week. Ellington is a speedy edge runner, but should be stifled by the Panthers superior linebackers and defensive ends.
  • Carson Palmer will fold under pressure. A quick look at Palmer's stats tells the story. While under no pressure, Palmer's completion percentage is a respectable 64%. However, while under pressure that number drops to only 20%. If the Panthers front four can get pressure in the base packages the game is over.
  • Larry Fitzgerald will have his moments. The Panthers secondary will not be able to contain Fitzgerald the entire game. I expect a big play or two from him. Although the Cardinals offense is struggling, Fitzgerald has three touchdowns so far this season. The Panthers will give plenty of safety help in covering him, as the deep long ball has been the Panthers weakness on defense at times this season.
Overall I see a very productive day for the Panthers defense on Sunday. If they can contain the outside edges in the run game and get pressure with their base package it will be an easy victory.

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Fun fact: the panthers are undefeated when they hold their opponent to 0 points
Is Honey Badger a nickel DB or does he always line up with PP21?
The key for the Panther offense this game is having Cam run a lot out of a hurry up offense! Keeping the Arizona D unsettled!

The key for the Panther offense this game is having Cam run a lot out of a hurry up offense! Keeping the Arizona D unsettled!


Wildcard Shula
Field position is gonna be huge this game.

Unless Cam is successful at spreading their defense out, I expect our scoring coming from short fields provided by our defense.

I expect a low scoring game.

Field position is gonna be huge this game.

Unless Cam is successful at spreading their defense out, I expect our scoring coming from short fields provided by our defense.

I expect a low scoring game.


This.

Whichever D sets up there offense the best should win....and AZ has a D

Field position is gonna be huge this game.

Unless Cam is successful at spreading their defense out, I expect our scoring coming from short fields provided by our defense.

I expect a low scoring game.

 

 

This.

Whichever D sets up there offense the best should win....and AZ has a D

i thiknk that what we've found out is that getting cam running early is not only the spark the O needs to get things going, but also the key to really getting the D spread out.

 

if we have cam take off like he did against the giants i think we'll get the better of them.

i thiknk that what we've found out is that getting cam running early is not only the spark the O needs to get things going, but also the key to really getting the D spread out.

if we have cam take off like he did against the giants i think we'll get the better of them.


Cam definitely needs to run....hopefully Shula sees getting away from that to fit some Gettlemen dream isn't the way.

Cam should have a designed run on the first series of every game. He just seems to get in a comfort zone when he is doing it. Gross spoke on this before last year.

amazing, in the two games the Cards have won, they converted a measly TWO of 21 third down attempts.  Here is a brief article on the Cards ineptness on offense:

 

http://www.nfl.com/n...fense-is-putrid

amazing, in the two games the Cards have won, they converted a measly TWO of 21 third down attempts. Here is a brief article on the Cards ineptness on offense:

http://www.nfl.com/n...fense-is-putrid


Really hope the Monsterz Inc that showed up vs the Giants flies into PHX, and not the Monsterz Inc that was stonewalled by BUF.

Win handily based on what they are giving up? That doesn't jive.

That is the 2nd best in in ypr allowed in the NFL and a respectable 13th in ypp.

that is good D...not an indicator of a beatdown.

Field position and turnovers will be huge this week IMO

 

Who is saying we will beat down anyone.  But you act as if they have a better defense than us and they don't.  Total yards or even yards per play or yards per pass are really not important stats. The only things they shows is that their offense sucks so badly that the defense is on the field all the time and in poor positions so they give up points  The only statistic that counts is points scored for and against.  They are giving up almost 22 points a game while we are giving 12.  So regardless of the total yards we are giving up10 points less than they are.  That is the point, our offense will score more on their defense than their offense will score on us.  Who gets more yards is never reflected in the score which is how the game is decided.

Low scoring game, two good defenses against each other. I think we have the better offense for sure though. It'll be an interesting game for sure

Who is saying we will beat down anyone. But you act as if they have a better defense than us and they don't. Total yards or even yards per play or yards per pass are really not important stats. The only things they shows is that their offense sucks so badly that the defense is on the field all the time and in poor positions so they give up points The only statistic that counts is points scored for and against. They are giving up almost 22 points a game while we are giving 12. So regardless of the total yards we are giving up10 points less than they are. That is the point, our offense will score more on their defense than their offense will score on us. Who gets more yards is never reflected in the score which is how the game is decided.

You said those impressive defensive numbers translated to us winning handily. Winning handily in the NFL IMO is a beatdown.....you don't loke the wording fine. There stats don't translate to our offense rolling to an easy win.....which you brought up

Those were your numbers that indicated a handily beating....now you are claiming they mean nothing and points is all that should be looked at when it was pointed out how good those numbers really were.

But I agree points matter, yards don't.

The fact there offense has been a joke actually means there D likely is even better than it is on paper.

And I said this will be a field position game.....who wins that will get the points. Neither team should be rolling offensively IMO.

We have a better offense. Which helped our D. Too early to claim we are better defensively.....AZ is talented and proven it on D
Also, the Cardinals D while it has played very good......is getting back there best defensive player and a starting NT that was out.

a pick six or special teams td would be brilliant