These Matchups will be Critical vs Cardinals Week 7

Aug 12, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones (55) against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Whitworth vs. Chandler Jones:

Whitworth may well be the best left tackle in the division to this point in the season, and is a big reason for Goff’s leap forward during his 2nd season in the NFL. Jones leads all edge defenders in overall pressures, with 7 sacks so far this year.

GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals attempts to catch a pass during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 8, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nickel Robey-Coleman vs. Larry Fitzgerald:

Week 6 against Tampa Bay, Fitzgerald had 10 catches for over 130 yards and scored a touchdown. He’s Arizona’s most effective threat on offense and will be a tough test for USC product Robey-Coleman, who plays almost exclusively in the slot in nickel formations.

Deone Bucannon. Photo:

Todd Gurley vs. Deone Bucannon:

Deone Bucannon helped Arizona limit the Buccaneers to 68 yards rushing week 6, recording 8 solo tackles in the win. The past 3 weeks, since he has returned to the field, he has provided a major boost to the Cardinal’s defense. Hurley has a size advantage on Bucannon, which may help him power through the middle linebacker on runs between the tackles.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) tackles Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Robert Woods vs. Justin Bethel:

Robert Woods has been the Rams’ best receiver this season, and with Arizona’s stud DB Patrick Peterson likely covering Sammy Watkins this Sunday, he will be going up against cornerback Justin Bethel on most plays.


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