Arizona Cardinals: Same story, different week
The Arizona Cardinals finish out their home schedule with another loss
Mercifully, there is just one week left in the Arizona Cardinals season. They finished off a 1-7 home schedule with a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
As usual, the Cardinals had little offense to speak of. They took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and from there it was all downhill. That would be the only lead they held all day.
The most exciting thing to happen on Sunday was receiver Larry Fitzgerald throwing his first career touchdown. He threw a 32-yard touchdown to running back David Johnson in the second quarter.
It was that kind of game. Fitzgerald threw more touchdowns than quarterback Josh Rosen (1-0). But Rosen, not to be outdone, finished with more rushing yards than Johnson (49-35).
Reports came out on Sunday morning that the Cardinals were looking to replace coach Steve Wilks once the season ended. Wilks said after the game he’s not had any discussions with the team.
As for the Rams, they were without running back Todd Gurley. They could have replaced the entire roster and beaten the Cardinals though.
The Cardinals have now lost four straight over two years to the Rams. They’ve been outscored 130-25 in the process. That’s how bad it’s gotten.
Rams quarterback Jared Goff was back to his usual self. He was 19-24 for 216-yards and a touchdown. He also ran one in from the one-yard line.
But again, the defense gave up way too much. They allowed 461-yards of Rams offense. The special teams weren’t so good, again. Kicker Zane Gonzalez missed an extra point and a field goal. He made one.
Time of possession, yards gained, first downs, number of plays, number of penalties, third down efficiency, the Rams were better in every category. Nothing has improved week to week.
Now the Cardinals have one last embarrassment to get through next week at the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks clinched a playoff berth on Sunday night, but still don’t know whether they will be the 5th or 6th seed.