Six and a half points are lot to be giving up, even on the road. It just goes to show you how little people think of the Cardinals this year. And let's be honest: they didn't exactly win over a lot of people with that sloppy performance in St. Louis against the Rams. Of course, it could be much worse ... just ask the 49er fans.
We kick off our Week 2 coverage with a some links looking back on Sunday's win over the Rams:
Who had the better game: Steve Breaston, or Adrian Wilson? - Revenge Of The Birds
The Cardinals had an ugly 17-13 win over the Rams to open the season, but two players stood out in a big way.
Arizona Cardinals' Tim Hightower to focus on securing ball
"Yeah, we talked," Whisenhunt said, "and it was the obvious: You can't put the ball on the ground if you want to play."
Word From the Birds Blog
Quote of the day from Whiz on Adrian Wilson’s performance: "When he does what he did, it just furthers the legend of who he is."
Derek Anderson Doesn't Make Anyone in Arizona Forget Kurt Warner -- NFL FanHouse
Somewhere in Houston, Matt Leinart was laughing.
Cardinals postgame after 17-13 win over St. Louis
azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Sunday night thoughts
That column in Sunday's summary is fascinating. According to the summary, Larry Fitzgerald was Derek Anderson's target 15 times. Yet, Fitz caught just three passes. 12 of Anderson's 19 incompletions came on attempts to Fitz.
"Some of it is just getting a feel for each other," Whisenhunt said. "Some of those plays, had Larry been at full capacity, he would have made, especially that one down in the end zone. "We understand there’s going to be, I don’t want to say timing issues, but some growing pains."
View from the division rivals after their dismal Week 1:
49ers butt-whuppin: Stepping back from the ledge - Niners Nation
The question for the 49ers is where will they go and how will they get there? Yesterday's game was about as abysmal a showing as I could have expected.
Mike Singletary presser: The Damage Control Edition | Talking Points
We’d never really seen or heard Mike Singletary doing public damage control. Yet there he was today–still firm, booming Mike Singletary, but also taking determined steps to keep things under control after the 49ers’ decimation in Seattle yesterday. He probably needed to do it. And much of the damage was at least somewhat of Singletary’s doing.