From The Other Side, Part 3

To get the lowdown on the Dolphins' next opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, we checked in with AzRedReport.com's Amberly Richardson. In Part 3, we get her take on the matchup as well as a prediction on the game.

Q: How are the folks in Arizona looking at this matchup?

AR: The fans are very confident that they can win at home. The Cardinals are coming off a season where they had their best home record (6-2 in 2007) since the 1970s. That's a big morale booster. The fans also think they'll dry up the Dolphins in the desert.

Q: Where do you see the Dolphins being able to attack the Cardinals, on offense and defense?

AR: The Cardinals struggled with finding a rhythm in Game 1. Warner said he played too cautiously, but once he was given the go to throw the ball more, he made the plays that won the ballgame. The Cardinals' defense came up with the big plays to hand the ball back offensively as well. Arizona has a lot of offensive targets besides Boldin and Fitzgerald. Steve Breaston is a go-to guy when the others are being occupied; the Cardinals will make their most impact offensively.

Defensively, the Cardinals allowed RB Frank Gore to run amuck in last week's game. If the Dolphins plan on running the ball at all, the Cardinals need to do a better job at stopping their opponent's ground game.

Q: Give us your prediction, along with a quick explanation.

AR: The Cardinals go into Sunday's game with a lot of confidence. They have home-field advantage and a divisional win under their belt. I'd put my money on Arizona and that Tim Hightower carries one into the end zone.


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