Simply put, turnovers. The Cardinals turned the ball over four times on Sunday. Palmer was intercepted twice and they also fumbled twice.
Palmer can be blamed completely on one of the picks. On the other, receiver J.J. Nelson had it in his hands and let it slip through only to be picked off.
Speaking of Nelson, not a good day for him. In addition to the pick he allowed to take place, he also fumbled a ball. Certainly a game to forget for him.
The Cardinals were minus-three in the turnover battle on Sunday. They won’t be able to do that against anyone left on their schedule should they want to continue to win football games in 2016.
The Cardinals will need to take very good care of the ball against teams like the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks if they want to continue entertaining postseason thoughts.