News Archives

Arizona Cardinals React to Disappointing Loss to Philadelphia

December 3rd, 2013 at 6:38 AM
By Steve Smith

'San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, September 13, 2009' photo (c) 2009, Michael Wifall - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
Time will tell how crucial yesterday's 24-21 loss to Philadelphia will be to the Arizona Cardinals moving forward.

When you're in the NFC playoff chase, every loss is critical. Every big play is magnified. Every game is ultra-important.

Sunday's loss dropped the Cards to 7-5. Sure, this was not a crippling loss but it was damaging. If the playoffs started today, the Red Birds would be on the outside looking in. They're still in third place in the NFC West.

Three Carson Palmer turnovers and five Eagles sacks ultimately did Arizona in.

“We played good enough to play close but not good enough to win,” head coach Bruce Arians told azcentral.com. “We self-inflicted ourselves with wounds in the first half that cost us points.”

The Cardinals did not force any turnovers against Philadelphia, something they've been very good at this season. Arizona fell behind, 24-7 in the third quarter but narrowed the gap to 24-21 on touchdown receptions by Michael Floyd and Jim Dray. However, that hole was too deep to dig out of.

“The Eagles played better than we did,” stated guard Daryn Colledge. “We’re not going to try to point fingers. We’re going to try to go back, get stronger from this and make a run.”

That run has to commence this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams in Glendale.

"It’s just a minor setback,” wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “We still control our own destiny.”

Perhaps.

Also,

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need to satisfy your competitive drive, so why not beat our experts in fantasy football. At FightClub, our official Fantasy Football partner, you can change you team weekly and win cash. Get a free $5 credit when you sign up and try them out. And each week, Sports Media 101 will sweeten the pot and award the player with top points an extra $25. Match-up and show them how good you are. Can you handle FightClub?

Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Bruce Arians, Daryn Colledge, Football, Jim Dray, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, NFL

No related posts.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Login with: