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Whisenhunt is looking for his sixth win of the season.
Cumulative Grade: C- Whisenhunt and company finally pulled the plug on Lindley early in the second half and that may have been the best decision all day. The running plays were ineffective and both quarterbacks had problems air mailing their passes over their receivers' heads. The coaches need to get the quarterbacks calmed down because there were chances to keep drives going.
Arizona finished just 3-of-15 on third down and has converted barely 20 percent of third downs over their last five games. The offense needs to be able to try and stretch the field with passes that are more than 15 yards deep.
Defensively, the schemes needed to be adjusted to play hide-and-go-seek with the pressure and confuse the Bears' offensive line. Arizona needs to find ways to be more disruptive on plays.
4th quarter: C Again the coaches didn't dial up any plays other than simple pounding with the run game and dink-and-dunk passes. Defensively, they weren't able to get the right plays in to get any pressure on Cutler.
3rd quarter: C The Cardinals aren't calling anything overly exciting. The offense keeps plodding down the field two yards at a time. Bringing in Hoyer was a good move but it still hasn't resulted in points.
2nd quarter: D The playcalling hasn't fooled much of anyone as the Cardinals are barely gaining more than a couple yards a play. Arizona needs to find ways to keep the Chicago defense guessing if they want to get back into the game in the second half.
1st quarter: C Whisenhunt and crew stuck to their game plan and were able to come out of the quarter trailing by four points.