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Cardinals vs. Jets reaction: Where were Larry Fitzgerald and LaRod Stephens-Howling?

In an ugly loss like Sunday's 7-6 debacle in New York, there's plenty of blame to go around. Here's a look at just some of it.


The New York Jets won in ugly fashion on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. The 7-6 score doesn't tell the complete story of how bad the loss really was to witness. Fortunately, our friends over at Revenge of the Birds compiled plenty of angry voices from the crowd.

Rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley played the entire game, and struggled to lead the offense. His line consisted of 10-for-31 passes completed for a pedestrian 72 yards and zero touchdowns. His play, combined with the coaching staff throwing him to the wolves and staying with him through the entire competition, was an overwhelmingly unpopular move, according to the site's poll.

LaRod Stephens-Howling played just one snap after playing well in the absence of Beanie Wells. Wells was ineffective and failed to convert in many short-yardage situations, much to the chagrin of the Cardinals faithful. Finally, when your best player only touches the ball once, it's a bad day. That's precisely what happened to Larry Fitzgerald, who had only one reception.