Collapsing Cardinals are 5-12 in their last 17 games

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A year ago, the Cardinals were the toast of the NFL. Now they’re a disaster.

After Monday night’s 38-10 loss to the 49ers, the Cardinals are 5-12 over their last 17 games. That’s a full season’s worth of play in which Arizona has been one of the worst teams in the league.

It’s hard to remember now, but the Cardinals started 7-0 last season, and as late as Week 14 of 2021, they were the No. 1 team in a lot of NFL power rankings. Many football fans and commentators were expecting the Cardinals to be in the Super Bowl last season.

And then they lost five of their last six games, including a 34-11 loss to the Rams in the wild card round of the playoffs. It was clear to anyone who watched the Cardinals down the stretch last season that things were trending in the wrong direction.

Surprisingly, Cardinals ownership responded to that collapse by doubling down, with contract extensions for coach Kliff Kingsbury, General Manager Steve Keim, and quarterback Kyler Murray. The Cardinals made it clear with those contracts that they were all-in.

And the result this year is a 4-7 record and a team that is almost certain to miss the playoffs. Those contract extensions look like big mistakes. The Cardinals are collapsing.

19 responses to “Collapsing Cardinals are 5-12 in their last 17 games

  1. JJ really did Buffalo a solid picking Arizona to “chase a championship with”; we woulda never landed Von Miller.

  2. But but you guys said the 36 year old QB With 11 career wins was going to save your season cards fans. What happened? Lol.

  3. Look at the bright side Cardinals fans….

    You still have Kyler Murray and his ridiculous contract


  4. Maybe the “commentators” should spend more time watching film instead of watching scorecards and falling for cheap narratives. Anyone who knew anything about football weren’t calling the Cards a SB team.

  5. I would say they need to study their mistakes and learn what they did wrong, but apparently it’s wrong to require that….

  6. Retaining Kyler Murray was the second biggest mistake they made. Drafting him was the biggest mistake.

  7. I warned of it. Steve Keim has been mysteriously untouchable as an absolutely horrible GM of epic proportions.

    Kingsbury can’t get the locker room, buf #1 overall Murray was one of the worst picks of all time by Steve Keim. As long as Bidwill keeps Keim, it’s all ovee and it has been over.

    This started when BB fleeced Keim in the Chandler Jones deal, BB paid Hightowe and then drafted Joe Thuney, as NE went on to win 2 more SBs in the process. One manager knows how to build a team internally, the other doesn’t and wants to cut corners.

  8. How they haven’t fired Klingsbury is beyond me. Dude is completely inept, seemingly has zero leadership, and is in WAYYYYY over his head

  9. I don’t know if you can blame them for going “all in” on a nucleus that got them to the playoffs. Hindsight is 20/20. But you can certainly blame them for a pretty lackluster offseason and a mediocre draft.

  10. Good thing the owner extended the GM, he built a winner. Not!

    They need a new GM for starters.

  11. Shoulda taken Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams.

    Would’ve had an All-Pro lineman this year who is still on the rookie scale contract instead of a losing QB who now makes Patrick Mahomes money.

  12. Said it before, when it first happened, and I’ll say it again now. The Kyler Murray contract is going to hamstring the Cardinals for many years to come. Pair that with doubling down on Kingsbury and Keim and you’ve got a recipe for disaster that nobody will want to watch until they’re all gone and the house has been cleaned. Cardinals are a prime example of what not to do as a football franchise, and a lesson for all teams to learn from.

  13. As a cardinals fan I am not angry at the front office for going all in on Kyler. You must have a qb in this league. That said, he’s not the answer.

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