Arizona Cardinals: Hot and Cold Streaks Heading Into Week 5

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Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) is congratulated by teammates after he intercepted the ball during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Arizona Cardinals defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the NFL, there’s a strange phenomenon that occurs from time to time where the team that deserves to win a game ultimately does not. The Week 4 matchup between the Cardinals and the Buccaneers was a clear example. While the Bucs took a 10-0 lead and did not allow a single point to be scored against them until the fourth quarter, it was the Cardinals who ended the day with another W in the books.

As in every NFL game, some players or groups were on top of things, and some were not. Let’s see who is on an upswing and a downswing for the Cards before they host the Carolina Panthers.