Cardinals Report Card: @ Jets

A lot has been made about Brett Favre's passing touchdown record last Sunday, but little has been mentioned about the Cardindals coming behind to close in on a major deficit. Regardless, Arizona failed its test big time. Here is the Cardinals' report card from New York.


PASSING OFFENSE: F -- Kurt Warner passed for more than 400 yards and two touchdowns, but the passing game also produced six turnovers, three interceptions and three fumbles. The protection was poor and Warner made some awful decisions.

RUSHING OFFENSE: D -- Down 34-0 at halftime, the Cardinals never really had a chance to run the ball after having little success early. Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins controlled the line of scrimmage.

PASS DEFENSE: F -- Jets quarterback Brett Favre passed for six touchdowns. The Cardinals rarely pressured him, and the secondary blew coverages throughout the game. Just an awful performance.

RUSH DEFENSE: D -- The Cardinals avoided a failing grade only because the Jets never really tried to run; they didn't have to. When they did, they peeled off some large gains.

SPECIAL TEAMS: D -- The club failed in one red-zone situation because Neil Rackers 37-yard field goal attempt was blocked. The return games are producing very little.

COACHING: D -- The Cardinals road woes continued with a disastrous trip East. They lost consecutive games at Washington and New York, even though they stayed in the East between games to avoid a long plane flight and the adjustment to the time changes.

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