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I'm guessing 5-1 so 4-2 is the probable reality.
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Yeah, I don't see the Cards losing all 3 of the next 3 games, but wouldn't be surprised if they lost 2 of 3.

The Vikes ran all over them with their zone blocking scheme. Rams run the same thing and have owned the Cards since 2017.
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Cards played a very impressive game today. Thumped the Rams in LA and sit alone atop the NFC.
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There's a chance I was misunderstood. You know those massive stadium concerts with elaborate performances? Lasers, video, smoke and mirrors..

That was definitely the intention of my Cards analogy the last 2 weeks.
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Flagrant Fowl wrote:
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There's a chance I was misunderstood. You know those massive stadium concerts with elaborate performances? Lasers, video, smoke and mirrors..

That was definitely the intention of my Cards analogy the last 2 weeks.
Lol. I hear you though. I think we're all so accustomed to the let down, especially from the Cardinals. And they hadn't shown much strength at all on the ground which meant teams could potentially focus in on shutting down the pass. Was a great game yesterday. Was very impressed with our defense, especially our secondary.
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Only undefeated team in the NFL.
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I have watched 3/4 of the games. I rarely watch football anymore so, thats a record or something for me. Was going to try to get into the Cards a little more this season and they have definitely been entertaining like the Suns. They have been getting some decent running yards. Kyler Murry has been exceptionally mobile.

I enjoyed listening to the broadcast. The announcers seemed like big LA fans and pretty certain the Rams were going to win at the start. They were eating crow by the end.

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It's wild how much this team depends on a 5'10" quarterback. I think they'd be lucky to crack .500 without him, yet they could win the Super Bowl if he's completely healthy.

Furthermore, this team depends on "little" guys more than I think I've ever seen from an NFL team. Not just Murray, but Edmonds, Moore, and Murphy Jr. have been major contributors and they don't at all look like the typical football player. Even their "big" running back Connor is slight for the position.

It's a long season so I'm constantly worried Murray will get himself into trouble and pick up a significant injury. When he does, that'll be the end of the Cards season.
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Quarterbacks definitely have a huge target on their backs. That’s why all the rules protecting them. When they have the ball they are fair game as long as you don’t grab their face mask or spear them with your helmet.

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Murray doesn’t take any hits though. He always slides or goes out of bounds. Hopefully that keeps him healthy. Even when he’s about to get sacked he usually just goes down before the hit.
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I heard a stat this morning that was scary about Kingsbury coached teams. They said that every single season that he's had, his teams have a precipitous drop in W/L record at the end of the season. All of these aren't equivalent w/ number of games, just how the back end shows. It's certainly more than a trend and should be a major concern. We know his teams always start off well, but...
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2019 ended the season going 2-7
2020 ended the season going 2-5
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Ugh. That will definitely be something to watch.
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Split T wrote:
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Murray doesn’t take any hits though. He always slides or goes out of bounds. Hopefully that keeps him healthy. Even when he’s about to get sacked he usually just goes down before the hit.
He does a pretty good job of avoiding hits, but he definitely still takes some.
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I feel like I rarely see him get hit, but I’ve also probably only watched 50% of the season
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Check out https://nflreplay.net/ if you want to watch the games at your own pace. I rarely see the Sunday NFL games since the kickoff times are either 2am or 5am on Monday morning here, but I use that site to check out the Cards games.

As for the hits he takes, I think he was sacked twice and had one scramble that ended in him taking a decent hit against the Rams. Something to also consider with his tendency to run around is a non-contact leg injury. I wouldn't be surprised to see a high ankle sprain someday. Hopefully he never has the Mike Vick broken fibula injury.
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The good thing about Kyler is that even though he runs, he really does a good job of avoiding contact instead of seeking it.
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Sounds like a smart man.
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And yet we criticize Ayton for the same.

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Cap wrote:
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And yet we criticize Ayton for the same.
Haha, you're right. I guess this strategy has kept Ayton healthy last yr, so good on him.
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Ayton is a C, if he was playing C for the Cardinals and avoiding contact we’d have a bigger problem, haha
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