Hometown Fans Need to Do Their Part
While the Arizona Cardinals’ home stadium now has a new name, it’ll still be one of the hardest places for opposing teams to play in. Back in 2016, they averaged more almost 65,000 fans per game, filling up more than 100 percent of the venue (102.3 percent). Last year, they had a slight dip but still averaged 64,217 fans per game (98.8-percent filled).
Fans going to the game on Sunday will have a huge impact on the game. I say that because the team has a lot of new faces at important positions; supportive fans give players confidence and the new guys will need that for their first-ever regular season game in Arizona.
On top of that, the Redskins have a lot of new guys at important positions; most notably, Alex Smith at quarterback and Adrian Peterson at running back. If the hometown fans can make them nervous or interfere with playcalling, etc., it’ll benefit the Cardinals a whole lot.
One thing is for sure, you can expect a sellout on Sunday when Washington comes to town.