Cardinals Sleepwalk at Detroit, Mauled by Lions

(AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)

Can’t sugarcoat bad Sunday football.

The hopes of getting the overall top seed in the NFC playoffs took a major hit for the Arizona Cardinals. 

If you happened to miss the Lions 30-12 beat down on Arizona, consider yourself lucky. You’d never have known the Lions had just one win in their first thirteen games. On the other side of the field, you’d think the team with ten wins would just show up and roll to a playoff-clinching victory. Instead, after a less than poor performance, the Cardinals still don’t have their postseason bid nailed down. They have three games remaining against teams that are either in playoff contention(Indianapolis and Dallas) and one team(Seattle) that is getting better. All of this while the Cardinals’ second half of the season sputtering continues(3-4 in last seven games). 

Detroit took the opening kick and put together a nine-minute drive resulting in a field goal and from there the remaining fifty-one minutes felt like a slog. 

Lions quarterback Jared Goff threw three touchdowns, running back Craig Reynolds would rush for 112 yards. 

Kyler Murray was ineffective and the entire offensive unit looked lost. 

Right now,it looks like a repeat of how 2020 ended. Can they fix things? We’ll see starting on Christmas night against the Indianapolis Colts.