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The Playoff Race
OUT OF TIME
- - - - - With a 17-3 loss, the 2018 Cardinals officially sputtered out of playoff consideration and back into strong contention for the number one overall pick in the draft. And for anyone who had a doubt, it is painfully clear time needs to run out on the coaching tenure of Steve Wilks.
- - - - - One of the most glaring examples of his ineptitude, though by no means the only one, was the inexcusable misuse of a time out at the end of the first half. This wasn't the first time either. Inexplicably, a time out was called after running the ball up the middle for nearly no gain. There was no upside. Instead of a simple kneel-down situation, he now gave Detroit a chance to stop the clock and force a punt. Fortunately, the Cardinals rolled off a first down on the ensuing play, and disaster, and immediate termination, was averted. I can only hope that the TV graphic misattributed the time out to the incorrect team, and that it was the Lions' called time out. Anything else is indefensible.
NEXT WEEK, @ ATLANTA FALCONS: The Cardinals travel to Atlanta and hope to have a better experience in the new stadium than they had at the Georgia Dome, having lost every single regular season contest there. We did have a victory in the first NFL game played in the Mercedes Benz Stadium with the paint still fresh, even though it was only in the pre-season. A win would match the Cardinals' biggest edge in head-to-head records, currently leading the Falcons by two all-time (the largest lead, sadly, is only three games, over the Oilers/Titans, 7-4).
TWENTY-THIRD SEASON UNDERWAY
- - - - - As you've probably already noticed, "The Cardinal's" Nest, the Internet's longest-running website dedicated to the Arizona Cardinals, has
undergone a few changes over the years as we embark on our 23rd season. This newer setup will hopefully make it easier for you, the fans, to navigate
these pages. After all, isn't life already hard enough being a Cardinals fan?
- - - - - The bar at the left will contain the links to the other pages on this site, including icons for some of the larger features.
Meanwhile, play in my 23rd-annual On-Line NFL Pool has begun and the Chicago Cardinals Photo
Album, featuring photos and other game memorabilia from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has opened. Also, check out the
"Arizona Sports Fans" Message Board. As always, if you have any
suggestions, comments, or questions, please feel free to send me E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org;
I always enjoy hearing from Cardinals fans around the country and the world.