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Anatomy of a Game Changing Turnover

Some NFL fans are wondering why and how the Arizona Cardinals are 8-1 and why they are so much improved from years past.

The 2021 Arizona Cardinals are a brotherhood of ballers —- in all three phases.

Today, let’s take a close look at one key improvement the Cardinals have been making on defense. The improvement is manifested in this momentum swinging turnover that the Cardinals forced on their first series at Santa Clara. Here, have a look:

In pass coverage the Cardinals, on the whole, are playing a clever mixture of man-to-man, zones and combos (man to one side, zone on the other, with occasionally a double team assignment).