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Week 1 vs. SF
Rushing: 1 / 14 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 22 / 1 on 7 targets
Boldin was utilized on crossing routes mainly, but had a hard time getting open against the 49ers secondary. He finished the night with only four receptions for 22 yards. He scored in the fourth quarter, when Leinart hit him coming across the middle end zone giving the Cardinals a 17-13 lead. He had one rush for 14 yards when he lined up as the quarterback and took the snap and rushed around the right side.
Week 2 vs. SEA
Receiving: 4 / 83 / 0 on 8 targets
Boldin was a first down machine in the first half, and a threat to break out anytime he touched the ball. Unfortunately, after his 48 yard first half, he only got one look in the second half (which he turned into a 35 yard gain). Leinart looked for him on slant and crossing patterns over the middle, which he then turned up field for big gains. All of his catches went for first downs.
Week 3 vs. BAL
Receiving: 14 / 181 / 2 on 17 targets
Boldin had a fantastic game. He ran crisp routes, made tough catches, and broke plenty of tackles. He was the most targeted receiver by both quarterbacks (Leinart --- 8; Warner --- 9), although most of his yards and both of his scores came off the arm of Kurt Warner. Boldin's physicality and heart were on display in this game, and he proved to nearly be the difference maker in an unexpectedly close contest. If there is a quarterback controversy (or even a quarterback by committee approach) in Arizona, Boldin seems to have confidence from both signal callers and shouldn't be negatively affected. That said, his production was dramatically better with Warner than it was with Leinart.
Week 7 vs. WAS
Receiving: 8 / 29 / 2 on 13 targets
Anquan was a frequent target by Kurt Warner and turned his ten targets into eight receptions and two touchdowns. For all his work he only posted 29 yards as most of the targets were at the goalline and underneath the Washington Redskins deep zone coverages.
Week 9 vs. TB
Receiving: 3 / 40 / 0 on 6 targets
Boldin caught three balls for 40 yards with a long reception of only 24 yards. He found the going tough against the Tampa bay secondary and had two balls that were jarred loose after hard hits.
Week 10 vs. DET
Receiving: 3 / 25 / 0 on 8 targets
Boldin caught three balls for 25 yards over the middle. He was targeted nine times, but was well covered by the Lion defenders.
Week 11 vs. CIN
Receiving: 4 / 71 / 1 on 6 targets
Boldin had a 44 yard touchdown in the first quarter when he beat the Bengals safety on a post pattern. He was targeted underneath the linebackers on many routes and also found the Bengals secondary of little resistance.
Week 12 vs. SF
Receiving: 6 / 76 / 0 on 7 targets
Boldin had six receptions for 76 yards, but was kept out of the end zone. He fumbled on a slant pattern early in the second quarter, but at times found the 49er defense of little resistance.
Week 13 vs. CLE
Receiving: 2 / 25 / 0 on 2 targets
Boldin was a non-factor for most of the game and didn't see his first target until half way through the third quarter. Following his first reception, Boldin came up from the tackle with a slight limp in his left leg. On the very next play, trying to drive off the line of scrimmage, Boldin hit the turf, in obvious pain, favoring his left leg. He was unable to put any pressure on the leg and did a one leg hop off the field. It was clear from the look on Boldin's face that the injury was not only frustrating but possibly very concerning.
Week 15 vs. NO
Receiving: 6 / 83 / 0 on 7 targets
Boldin, playing with a dislocated toe, ran smooth routes and had good rhythm with Warner. Boldin finished the game with six catches for 83 yards, but did not score. His longest catch was for 25 yards.
Week 16 vs. ATL
Receiving: 13 / 162 / 2 on 14 targets
Boldin was the game's offensive star with 13 catches for 162 yards and two scores. On his touchdowns, both were in the red zone, where he simply took short passes, and ran over the opposing tacklers. He appears to have little problem with his dislocated toe, and ran crisp routes. He had several great one handed catches.
Week 17 vs. STL
Receiving: 4 / 56 / 1 on 4 targets
Boldin had only four catches on the day for 56 yards, but one was for a score in the fourth quarter, when he took a screen pass and ran 20 yards. Boldin had success being open in a porous Rams' secondary, but Warner failed to look his way.