The Arizona Cardinals lost at home yesterday to the Seattle Seahawks 35-6. The loss was big score wise but even bigger playoff wise. Not only did they lose the game but they lost the number 1 seed and home field advantage. The bright side is they are still in the playoffs, but will have to play a wild card game. They will most likely host the first round, but after that they will be on the road. The only way they play back at University of Phoenix Stadium is if they make it to the Super Bowl.
The loss also hurt because with a win they would have gotten a bye and nearly four weeks for Drew Stanton to recover from a spanned MCL and return to the lineup. They desperately need Stanton back because third string quarterback Ryan Lindley was absolutely terrible. He was just 18 of 44 for 216 yards and one interception. Lindley, however, does have an NFL record! He has 225 passes thrown in his career without a touchdown. The most pass attempts by an QB. The start went so bad for him that today coach Bruce Arians announced Logan Thomas will start this Sunday when they finish the regular season against the 49ers.
The Cardinals had a chance to let the rest of the NFL know that they are not a fluke but for now they will have to listen to the nation call them choke artists. Once the Cardinals figure out their quarterback problems they will be that dangerous team that can beat anybody. The question is will they figure out in time to make some noise in the 2014 NFL Playoffs.