December 11, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Larry Grant (right) during the fourth quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the 49ers 21-19. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
The Arizona Cardinals are not exactly world beaters on Monday Night Football. Since moving to Arizona in 1988, they’ve been on Monday Night eight times. Of those eight games, they’ve lost seven of them. The only victory? That would be in 2008 when the San Francisco 49’ers couldn’t score a touchdown at the goal line at the end of the game in a 29-24 loss.
Of the eight contests, five of them have been against the Niners. Two of them were against the Dallas Cowboys and then of course the infamous Chicago Bears game from 2006 when the Cards lost a huge halftime lead, leading to “they are who we thought they were….and we let them off the hook”. Oh, we might miss former Cards coach Dennis Green once again after this Monday night. Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to that.
Now, Dennis Green’s post-game presser is not the only famous Monday night post-game presser in Arizona. How about former Cards quarterback Derek Anderson’s post-game presser two years ago? That was certainly one for the ages.
I don’t honestly think we will have an as entertaining post-game presser this year as either one of those two, however it could be a somber locker room if they don’t get things right on offense quickly. The Cards will go in with John Skelton as the starting quarterback again and well, they still have that horrendous offensive line.
Then again, maybe the Cards surprise us, leading the Niners to say “they are who we thought they were… and we let them off the hook”? We can dream.