The Arizona Cardinals will be doing what many West Coast teams have had a difficult time with: traveling to the East Coast and playing the 1:00 game. Because the time difference makes it seem like 10:00 to the West Coast teams, West Coast teams frequently come out of the gate sluggish and sloppy.
However, the Cardinals are a team that is well-coached, with Ken Whisenhunt at the helm as head coach. And they are playing a team that has many questions—particularly on the offensive side of the ball, with an inexperienced receiving corps, a largely unproven running game and the inconsistent Rex Grossman at quarterback.
But the Cardinals shouldn't sleep on the Redskins, who surprised many by playing well in a 28-14 win against the Giants. While many aren't expecting great things from Washington, Rex Grossman and the offense surprised many by moving the ball quite well, putting together 332 yards of offense. The defense impressed as well, with rookie Ryan Kerrigan making the play of the game by tipping an Eli Manning pass, intercepting it and returning it for a touchdown.
The Redskins playing at home against a West Coast team at 1:00 gives them a big advantage—especially coming off an impressive win in Week 1. Will they be able to keep the momentum rolling? I will have updates and analysis as the game progresses.