Kevin C. Cox
Veteran wide receiver issues a challenge to the Cardinals' struggling offense.
After starting the season with so much promise and a 4-0 record, the Arizona Cardinals are in the midst of a five-game losing streak. Not much has gone right for the Cardinals during the skid, but the team's offense has been especially anemic, forcing wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to issue a challenge to his teammates.
"This is about us, and our offense going out and executing," Fitzgerald told the Cardinals' official team site. "We have to do a better job putting points on the board."
During the five-game losing streak, the Cardinals haven't scored more than 17 points in a game and totaled more than 14 points just twice. Arizona averaged 22.75 points per game during its first four games of the year. The Cardinals also rank dead last among NFL teams in rushing yards per game and 20th in passing yards per game.
"It's all facets, run, pass, protections, you have to get better," offensive coordinator Mike Miller told the team site. "Whenever you're not executing the way you want, there are obvious frustrations that set in, but we are all professionals. You have to keep trying to improve."
The Cardinals will travel across the country for a Sunday matchup with one of the NFL's best teams, the Atlanta Falcons (8-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on FOX.