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Arizona Cardinals HBO “Hard Knocks” 2022: Best Fan Tweets From Episode 3 | News, Results, Highlights, Stats and Rumours

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 21: Kevin Givens #90 of the San Francisco 49ers dismisses Colt McCoy #12 of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter at Estadio Azteca on November 21, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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“How could you not want that?”

That’s what Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner said on Wednesday’s episode Hard hits when discussing the possibility of continuing to play Monday night soccer in Mexico City. The third episode of the HBO show, which chronicles the behind-the-scenes journey of the Cardinals’ 2022 season, focused on the team’s preparation for the much-anticipated showdown with the San Francisco 49ers.

It turns out Arizona might not have wanted that.

San Francisco drove to a 38-10 win over the Cardinals with their seemingly unfair collection of guns working on all cylinders. George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk each had two touchdowns, and Deebo Samuel also scored. Throw in an impressive run from Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell to go with Nick Bosa leading the defense and the Cardinals didn’t stand much of a chance.

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¡Vamos! #HardKnocks starts now pic.twitter.com/exsEtTMgLQ

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#HardKnocks begins this week’s episode with film meetings and coaches bragging about their performance against the Rams.

Can’t wait for the footage from next week’s film meeting…

But the attrition began long before Arizona entered the field.

Much of Wednesday’s episode revolved around injuries, whether it was Zach Ertz missing a year with a knee problem, Kyler Murray dealing with a hamstring injury, or offensive lineman Will Hernandez missing a chance with a chest injury, in front of his family to play in Mexico City injury.

Murray’s setback was the most well-known, which meant more camera time for backup Colt McCoy after leading the Cardinals to a win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Another victory was not in sight, but it would not be a consequence of Hard hits when more than just the game was the focus.

Cornerback Antonio Hamilton spoke openly about the emotional journey back from the severe burns he sustained during one life threatening kitchen accident resulting from a grease fire, and Hernandez still had to lead his team onto the field while waving the Mexican flag in a moment that clearly meant a lot to him.


“It took me seven years!”

This Antonio Hamilton moment is everything. #HardKnocks @AZCardinals @UnitedSt8Of_Ham pic.twitter.com/R0SbbcuAto

But it’s all about football again and again, and the Cardinals are outside the playoff picture, looking in at 4-7. If they don’t turn things around in the next game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the postseason will only be a distant dream.

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