The Arizona Cardinals lost by a field goal for the second week in a row. The Atlanta Falcons beat Arizona 20-19 on Younghoe Koo‘s 22-yard field goal on the game’s final play of the game. However, despite the loss, the Cardinals had several players step up and play well.
David Blough started at quarterback for the first time since 2019 for the Cardinals. He played well, completing 22 of 40 passes for 222 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. Blough did an excellent job taking what the defense gave him. His numbers don’t look great, but he looked comfortable playing the position.
“I’m the fourth quarterback in four weeks,” Blough said. “I get it. It’s not an ideal situation. It’s not ideal for anybody. (Coach Kliff Kingsbury) does an unbelievable job of not flinching and helping me get up to speed and just be able to go out and operate. We came up short.”
Trey McBride was Blough’s top target; the quarterback targeted McBride ten times. McBride finished the game with seven catches for 78 yards and one touchdown. It was McBride’s best game of the season; hopefully, he can carry it over into the next game.
“He’s getting better,” said Kliff Kingsbury following the game. “I knew with more reps it would expedite his progress. He’s got a long way to go. But the skill-set is there. I think he needs a full offseason and things will really slow down for him and if you can get [Zach] Ertz and him on the field together next year in that 12 package it could be a good weapon for us.”
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