Rock Bottom: Arizona Cardinals lifeless in loss
It was over for the Arizona Cardinals from the first offensive series on Thursday night
Despite the way this season started for the Arizona Cardinals, at least they had opportunities to take over and win football games. This one was over after a couple of mistakes in the first offensive drive and a Denver Broncos pick-six.
The Cardinals had the first number of plays scripted, yet couldn’t get on the same page and called a timeout. Then quarterback Josh Rosen threw his first pick-six. Then by the end of the first quarter he threw another one.
A total of five turnovers by the Arizona Cardinals, three interceptions and two Rosen fumbles only told part of the story. There was no defense either.
They gave up long touchdown passes of 28 and 64 yards to Broncos quarterback Case Keenum and once again the Cardinals rushing defense looked awful at times. The 64-yard touchdown reception appeared to show the Cardinals give up on the play.
It is one thing to get beat but it is another to just plain give up. They couldn’t tackle either. Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay had a 28-yard touchdown run in the third quarter where the Cardinals could just not bring the man down.
As for the Cardinals offense, it wasn’t good. They only bright spot was receiver Larry Fitzgerald getting his first touchdown reception of the season. The game though was already out of hand.
Fitz would gladly give up the touchdown reception to get the win. It is unfortunate he is playing his last season in the NFL on such a poor football team.
So where do the Cardinals go from here? Will there be any personnel moves on the roster or on the coaching staff? They have 10 days now between Thursday night and their next game on October 28th at home against the San Francisco 49ers, the only team they’ve beat this season.