How to beat Arizona Cardinals: It’s all about getting the ball in the air

Posted September 20, 2018 11:01:07 This week’s Football Outsiders Roster Calculator shows Arizona Cardinals’ defensive front seven to be the most effective in the league.

The Cardinals have the NFL’s third-ranked pass rush and third-best run defense.

But how did the Cardinals fare against the top three defenses in the NFL?

Top pass rusher: Von Miller, Arizona Cardinals Top run-stopping defensive tackle: DeMarcus Ware, Denver Broncos Top cornerback: Antonio Cromartie, Pittsburgh Steelers Top safety: Eric Berry, New England Patriots Top offensive lineman: Trent Williams, Oakland Raiders Top tight end: Martellus Bennett, Atlanta Falcons Top wide receiver: Julio Jones, Atlanta Braves Top running back: Jamaal Charles, New Orleans Saints Top receiver: DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans Top quarterback: Trevor Siemian, Denver Browns Top defensive tackle/guard: Brandon Williams, Cincinnati Bengals Top linebacker: Von Wille, Dallas Cowboys Top free safety: Patrick Peterson, New York Giants Top strong safety: Xavier Rhodes, Green Bay Packers Top center: Ryan Kelly, Arizona Rams Top left tackle: Germain Ifedi, Arizona Broncos Top right tackle: Evan Mathis, Philadelphia Eagles Top right guard: Brandon Scherff, Detroit Lions Top tackle: Jonathan Cooper, Arizona Redskins Top outside linebacker: Ryan Kerrigan, New Haven Patriots