When the NFL schedule is released players check for three things in no particular order: their Week 1 opponent, where they will be around the holidays and enticing matchups. The latter is when the red pen comes out.
The Arizona Cardinals have two defensive stars that are letting it be known what teams they have put red ink around.
"I marked it on my calendar. Week 8 is going to be a big week for us because Carolina, we owe them one," Campbell said. "You don't want to play your worst game on championship Sunday. It kind of hurts."
Campbell admitted that he still thinks about the 34-point drumming.
"As much as it hurts, we just use it as motivation. I'm working very hard this offseason trying to redeem myself and make a run for it," Campbell explained. "We got so close. We see that possibility. We see what it can be if we just work a little bit harder, a little more discipline (and) a little more focused. So this year is going to be fun. We got big goals once again."
Using last year's disappointment as fuel will bode well for Arizona. The Cardinals have one of the most talented rosters in the league. Their defense should only get better when Tyrann Mathieu rounds back into form from a torn ACL and the acquisition of Jones gives the team a much-needed pass rusher.
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