Arizona was without star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and JJ Watt en route to their first loss of the season.
GLENDALE – The Arizona cardinals they learned what life is like with a DeAndre Hopkins injured.
And it wasn’t a pretty thing.
The wide receiver left Thursday night’s game during the first quarter for a hamstring injury and didn’t come back until the middle of the third quarter. When I come back, Hopkins was little more than a decoy and that led directly to the first loss of the season of Arizona, 24-21, before Green bay packers this Thursday night.
On the last offensive play of the Cardinals, quarterback Kyler Murray looked for wide receiver AJ Green, but he was intercepted in the end zone, sealing the victory for Green bay. Hopkins it was in the field, but it was not the goal.
Without Hopkins on the field, the generally potent offense of Arizona He looked pretty normal, gaining just 54 yards in 22 plays – 2.5 yards per play – and scoring a touchdown carry from the moment he came out. Hopkins until he came back with 8:15 left to play in the third quarter.
Nevertheless, Arizona had problems without some of his players injuredstellar s including pass rusher JJ Watt, of whom Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that he may need surgery for a shoulder injury that would end his season.
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The defense also lost linebacker Zaven collins and to the deep James wiggins, who were ruled out at halftime for shoulder and knee injuries, respectively.
Not have to Collins proved to be another blow to the defense against the run of the Cardinals who had started to find his rhythm during the last few games.
The Cardinals they now have 10 days to try to recover before traveling to San Francisco to face the 49ers on November 7.