The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, dropping their fifth straight game after a 4-0 start and officially turning themselves into the league's biggest first half debacle. The loss to the Packers left Revenge of the Birds searching for ways to put a positive spin on the outcome but it took a lot for them to do so. They still came up with five, but it wasn't easy.
And, yet again, we're left to salvage what was decent from that debacle of a game.
ROTB gave props to the offensive line after they showed some improvement against a stout Packers front seven. It wasn't the greatest performance but they weren't the reason the team lost, which is a relief from previous week, in which John Skelton and Kevin Kolb spent the majority of the games on their backsides.
Running back LaRod Stephens-Howling scored one of the Cardinals' two touchdowns. That's pretty much the end of it.
Cornerback William Gay got an interception on what was overall a pretty rough day for the defensive back.
Star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald got involved in the game a little bit more this time around, including a 31-yard touchdown pass. But for him to be who he is and not be getting the touches he deserves has to be frustrating both for him and the team.
Now, the Cardinals have a bye week before facing the only undefeated team remaining in the league right now, the Atlanta Falcons.