After The Packers Loss, The Cardinals Were Never The Same
In the Twitter and Instagram sports world, we live in, all of us including me like to say ‘our team broke the other.;’ The reason being is it feels like we witness our team play so well in a tight game that it kills the spirit of the other team. Or it’s such a blowout that the player can never recover like Shane Falco. Remember people said that Tampa Bay’s defense broke Patrick Mahomes for the first few weeks of this season. Green Bay Packers did not break the Arizona Cardinals, but the Packers altered the course and the narrative about this team moving forward. Arizona was never the same after that Packers’ loss. And the Cardinals’ season ended yesterday with a true whimper as Sean McVay made Kliff Kingsbury his little brother yet again.
Arizona is a lesson in why you don’t buy in to the October Super Bowl team, and the October MVP. Murray fell apart as the year went on, and it started against Green Bay. The Packers had a great game plan to frustrate Murray and did a great job executing it. Murray did revive himself a bit down the stretch as the Packers failed to close out the game. But Green Bay made the plays when it mattered and also beat up Murray as he missed the next three games with injury. Arizona went 2-1 in that time.
If you want to say a team ‘broke’ Arizona, it would be Los Angeles. Since that Monday night home game in late November, they are 1-6. That Rams team played a large part in making Murray’s life miserable. He will have a ton of critics this offseason. Kyler did not seem ready for the playoff bright lights. To me, this falls more on Kingsbury than anyone else. If Arizona was smart with the coaches out there, they should fire Kliff. But I think that call is for Murray to decide. Let’s watch Rasul Douglas’ interception for old times sake!
RASUL DOUGLAS INTERCEPTS MURRAY. #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/ZIDly9m0Bc
— NFL (@NFL) October 29, 2021