Arizona Cardinals drop another winnable game

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 30: Kicker Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Seattle Seahawks misses a field goal during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 30: Kicker Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Seattle Seahawks misses a field goal during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit

20. 36. Final. 17. 32

The Arizona Cardinals and their no-risk it no-win it plan worked to perfection once again

Rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat again.  The Arizona Cardinals have now reached a perpetual cycle.  Play not to lose, not to win.

The play calling once again cost the Cardinals to put up a mark in the win column.  With a tie game at 17 and the Cardinals driving with two minutes to go, they had a third and 5.

The Seahawks had just one time out left.  The Cardinals were already in field goal range.  Instead of throwing the ball and trying to get a first down, which would have allowed the Cardinals to run the clock down for a final play, they opted to run the ball, get stuffed, and allow the Seahawks to call a time out.

You know what’s coming now.  Kicker Phil Dawson misses the field goal attempt badly.  The Seahawks take over, run the ball down the field with no time outs, get into kicker Sebastian Janikowski field goal rang, and win the game.

Most of the day the Cardinals couldn’t get out of their own way.  They shot themselves in the foot consistently.

The one guy not to place any blame on?  That would be quarterback Josh Rosen.  He threw some really nice passes.  He didn’t turn the ball over.

Rosen did not look like a rookie on Sunday.  His receivers?  Well too many dropped passes.  I lost count at the drops after three critical ones early in the game.

Christian Kirk, J.J. Nelson, even Larry Fitzgerald dropped passes.  The defense missed tackles and allowed Seattle running backs run over them for the most part all afternoon.

So, for the first time since moving to the desert, the Cardinals drop to 0-4.  Think about that for a moment.

Next. Poor coaching hurting the Cardinals. dark

The Cardinals have had a lot of bad teams in their 30 years in Arizona but not one of them until today started a season 0-4.  That should say it all.  Changes need to be made and soon.