Arizona Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With one National Football Conference South loss already in the publications, the Arizona will certainly be wanting to avoid an additional one in back-to-back road games. To do so they will need to keep running back Doug Martin shut in in the backfield. In space, he has actually proven to be as dangerous as they come.
Despite knowing exactly what they had to do defensively, Cardinals didn't handle to perform its protective game plan. Poor taking on and also blown gap tasks caused their defensive downfall. It's a shame, as well, considering that Bruce Arians' offense had a full game via the air and also on the ground.
The loss moves the Arizona to 1-3. Now is not the time to offer up hope. 3 of Cardinals following 4 contests are at home.
Forecast: Buccaneers 26, Cardinals 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals will certainly be counting on Carson Palmer to discover Larry Fitzgerald deep down the industry all year. Versus Bucs, that can prove difficult with the safety and securities in the back end.
Mark Barron as well as Dashon Goldson should provide adequate pillow to force Palmer to examine down, which is something he's not also keen on doing. If Bucs can force Palmer to do that, he'll play right into its hands.
Rashard Mendenhall was a covering of himself returning from Achilles surgery. And also without a solid offensive line, his statistics might diminish also. Add in that Cardinals will be taking a trip to the East Coast, as well as this has all the makings of a blowout waiting to take place.
Doug Martin will be the one that establishes the tone against the Arizona. He'll help open up the getting game so that the Buccaneers could take chances downfield.
PREDICTION: Tampa Bay 28, Arizona 10