The Cardinals continue to give Rashard Mendenhall carries where he produced 1.7 YPC on 13 carries. Why they don’t see the light and hand over rushing duties to rookie Andre Ellington, I’ll never know. But one thing’s for sure – Ellington is the guy to own in Arizona. He still managed two catches on five targets. If he ever gets full-time duties, watch out.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had 45 pass attempts but only five were directed towards Larry Fitzgerald. You have to wonder about Fitz’s long-term value with Carson Palmer and that offensive line at the helm.
In good news, Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd got 10 of those targets and pulled in six catches for 71 yards.
Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith had the best game of his young career with nine tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss and a pass defended. Smith is just 24 and is the starting weak-side linebacker in a very good defense so there is long-term potential there.