August 11, 2019

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Luckily for Arizona, the defensive unit chipped in in a big way with a score of its own, while also limiting San Francisco’s offense to 18 points even though it ran 92 total plays throughout the day.But while an ugly win is still a win, the Cardinals can’t bank on the defense causing five takeaways and scoring a touchdown on a weekly basis.Entering play on Sunday, the defense had just four total takeaways in 16 quarters.One issue with the stalled offense could be attributed to the lack of use of running back David Johnson in the passing game.Although Johnson scored twice on the ground on Sunday, he only recorded two catches for 16 yards. In 2016, Johnson was highly used as a receiver, catching 80 balls for 879 yards and four touchdowns. Through five games in 2018, he has 13 receptions for 104 yards and one score. – / 23 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img