If you’ve seen any of the other blow out Arizona Cardinals losses then you have a good idea how this one went
The Arizona Cardinals once again played well very early. After a touchdown scoring drive in the first quarter to go up 7-0 on the Atlanta Falcons, it was all Falcons from there.
The Cardinals went back into hibernation on both offense and defense. They were able to gain a whole 253-yards of offense on Sunday.
The offensive line had its usual problems. Quarterback Josh Rosen was sacked six times. That’s not a typo, six times.
The running game was non-existent. Running back David Johnson ran the ball just 11 times for 33-yards. He scored the Cardinals first touchdown.
The defense looked disinterested in making any plays. They couldn’t tackle. The run defense was abysmal. The Falcons ran for 215-yards.
Cardinals backup quarterback Mike Glennon finally saw his first regular season action. It had to happen, Rosen was getting beat up. Glennon suffered a seventh sack by the Falcons.
Glennon hit rookie receiver Trent Sherfield for Sherfield’s first touchdown of his career. Glennon went 10-14 for 111-yards.
Don’t read too much into Glennon’s time on the field. It was during garbage time. The game was already decided.
It’s back to the same questions we’ve faced after every loss. There have been no improvements. One could argue they’ve gotten worse over the last month.
The win over the Green Bay Packers seems like a complete fluke. It also seems like a long long time ago. The Cardinals just haven’t showed up the last two weeks since that win.
So, the questions about the future of head coach Steve Wilks and general manager Steve Keim will stay out there this week. Expect no changes this week or next. Wait until New Year’s Eve. We should start seeing changes that day, the day after the end of the season.