Baker recorded nine tackles (all solo) and recovered a fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
Baker has been a solid player for the Cardinals week in and week out. His nine tackles are par for the course for him this season. He made a heads-up play on a Chandler Jones strip-sack, scooping the ball up and taking it in for a Cardinals touchdown in the first half. Arizona hosts the Broncos on Thursday, and Baker will look to come out strong once again despite the short week.
After being listed as limited on the first two injury reports of the week, Baker progressed to full participation at Friday's practice. With his health checking out, he'll look to post double-digit tackles for the fourth time in six games to kick off his second pro campaign.
The Cardinals are merely managing the practice reps of their leading tackler this week. With 48 stops on the season, Baker currently ranks fourth in the NFL, and first among defensive backs by five (fellow Arizona safety Antoine Bethea has 43). Assuming he's available Sunday at Minnesota, Baker has become an elite IDP by the midpoint of his second NFL campaign.
Baker recorded 16 tackles (11 solo), including a sack, and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Baker has been a tackle machine through five weeks this season, posting double-digit stops in three games and averaging almost 10 per outing. His pass defensed Sunday was his first of the season and his sack gives him 1.5 on the year. He had 74 tackles in 16 games as a rookie in 2017, and he appears well on his way to besting that mark by a wide margin in 2018.
Baker posted 10 tackles (eight solo), including 0.5 sacks, in Sunday's loss to Chicago.
Baker has been a top defender for Arizona, as showcased by his high tackle numbers from the safety position. The defense held the Bears to just 16 points, but the team couldn't manage a victory. Baker and the Cardinals will aim to get into the win column against the Seahawks in Week 4.
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/11/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|