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The Flagrant Foul: Cardinals/49ers Recap and a Week 5 NFL Preview

The Cardinals looks much improved when they rely on David Johnson. (Getty Images)

The Cardinals offense looks much improved when they rely on David Johnson. (Getty Images)

– Bill Annechino

Arizona 33 San Francisco 21

The Cardinals had to win this game, and I don’t think there was any doubt in most people’s minds that they would. Drew Stanton filled in admirably for Carson Palmer, to the point that I would say there may be a little bit of a quarterback controversy brewing, except that’s not how things work. This game was all about David Johnson, though. Johnson had 157 yards on the ground, adding another 28 on 3 catches. He also scored twice, as did Larry Fitzgerald. Johnson looks to be every bit the star that he was projected to be this year. Fitzgerald, meanwhile, still looks like every bit the Hall of Famer we know he is. Continue reading

The Flagrant Foul: NFL Week 4 Wrap Up

Once again Andrew Luck took a beating in a loss. (SI.com)

Once again Andrew Luck took a beating in a loss. (SI.com)

– Bill Annechino

Jaguars 30 Colts 27

Gus Bradley appears to have saved his job for at least one more week.  The last two weeks, the first London game has been marked with a coach getting fired.  After an inspired/uninspired (depending on which narrative you want to follow) win, they can’t exactly fire Bradley.  Either the Jaguars got a win in a strange environment with their backs to the wall, or they won in spite of themselves after handing the Colts numerous opportunities to win.  Let’s take a look at what happened in this game and try to figure this mess out.   Continue reading