The Arizona Cardinals let a great opportunity go to waste on Sunday when they shot themselves in the foot against the San Francisco 49ers. Very little went right for the visiting team. In fact, the Cardinals better get their turnovers under control immediately if they want to salvage the season.
Arizona lost two of their three fumbles, while quarterback Carson Palmer tossed two interceptions against a very good defense. It has been a frustrating trend for the Cardinals this season as they have fumbled 10 times and lost four of them. Not to mention, the team ranks second in the NFL in interceptions thrown (11).
“I’m not going to sleep at all,” wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who had a critical fumble late in the game, told AZCardinals.com. “I let my team down.”
The fact of the matter is it is incredibly difficult to win in the NFL. It is even harder when a team surrenders four turnovers to an opponent that is already favored in the contest.
“When momentum was starting to get on our side a little bit,” Palmer said, according to AZCardinals.com, “we couldn’t hold on to the ball.
“You can’t come into a place like this and play against a team like this and do that and expect to win.”
If Arizona wants any shot at reaching the playoffs, they better figure out how to hold onto the football. There simply is no room for errors, especially when playing against a division opponent.
The Cardinals will have a short week to prepare for the Seattle Seahawks.