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Where Did The Cardinals Wide Receivers Rank Among Pass Catchers In Week 16?

The (3-12) Arizona Cardinals lost to the (6-9) Chicago Bears, 27-16. How did the Cardinals wide receivers performance compare to the rest of the NFL in week 16?

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The Lack of Receiving Yards

The leading receiver for the Cardinals was running back James Conner. He had five receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown. Conner is not known as a big time receiving threat. It is a very rare occasion that he is the leading receiver.

This is already a bad sign for the pass catchers. The second leading receiver was Greg Dortch. Dortch had two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.

The lack of weaponry on the outside has been a big topic of discussion around the Cardinals this year. The leading receiver since Murray came back has been tight end Trey McBride. McBride had a quiet game in this one. He caught six passes for 31 yards.

So, the wide receivers needed to step up and that step was not taken. The receivers had a total of 92 receiving yards. The running backs had 107 between Conner and Emari Demarcado. This should not happen.

There were 18 individual wide receivers who had more than 92 receiving yards by themselves in week 16. Amari Cooper of the Cleveland Browns and George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers had more than double the amount of receiving yards of the Cardinals wide receiving core.

This lack of production from the wide receivers has to be addressed in the offseason. Whether, it is the lack of talent or the scheme. Drastic changes need to be made.


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