Cardinals Week 4 Report Card

The Cardinals lost their third consecutive close game at home against New York and continue to grade out poor in most areas.

PASSING OFFENSE: C-minus - Kevin Kolb had a pass intercepted and no touchdowns. He missed open receivers and took two sacks he shouldn't have.

RUSHING OFFENSE: A - Beanie Wells rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns. He was physical at finishing runs, and the offensive line opened some holes.

PASS DEFENSE: D - Again, they couldn't stop an opponent in the fourth quarter. They aren't able to get pressure from their front four in critical moments and their young corners, A.J. Jefferson and Patrick Peterson, are playing like young corners.

RUSH DEFENSE: A - The Cardinals dominated scrimmage against one of the league's best power teams. Nose tackles Dan Williams and David Carter form a nice duo. Ends Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell are playing well.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C - Jay Feely made both field-goal attempts, although they were just 27 yarders. The return teams didn't do much and the coverage teams were solid. Punter Dave Zastudil was inconsistent.

COACHING: D - The defense has improved but needs to clamp down in the fourth quarter. The number of offensive mistakes goes up in the fourth quarter of games. At some point, the excuse of having a new quarterback and many other new players gets old.


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