Bob Kemp

A SIX PACK OF CARDINALS KNOWLEDGE

BOTTOMLINE
        *SEAHAWKS 38, CARDINALS 30: The Cardinals constant failures to win at home and stopping the run are two significant reasons they will begin the Super Wild Card Round on the road against the Rams after both teams blew second half leads at home on Sunday.
        *THE CARDINALS FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON AN INEXPLICABLE 3-5 IN GLENDALE: Any team performing that poorly at home does not deserve to win any division in any season.
        *THE CARDINALS WERE DOMINATED AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE: Seattle rushed 30 times for 202 yards (6.7 yards per carry) while Arizona 28 had runs for 118 yards (4.2 ypc). The Cardinals preferred starting offensive line (D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Rodney Hudson, Max Garcia and Kelvin Beachum) was intact for the first time since November, but that quintet was often dominated by a Seahawks defense without longtime injured stud linebacker Bobby Wagner.
        *THE CARDINALS RED ZONE AND LACK OF BIG PLAY ISSUES CONTINUED: The Cardinals managed just one touchdown in three red zone possessions. Over the past six games, the Cardinals have touchdowns in just eight of 21 red zone trips and did not exceed 50 percent in any of those games … On Sunday, they had just one play exceeding 20 yards on 72 offensive snaps.
        *THE CARDINALS STILL HAVE NOT SWEPT A SEASON-SERIES AGAINST RUSSELL WILSON: Fittingly, Wilson threw three touchdowns and scrambled for a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks the lead for good.
        *LOOKING AHEAD, THE CARDINALS MIGHT BE SHORTHANDED AT RUNNING BACK AND CORNERBACK: Chase Edmonds was inactive while James Conner and Jonathan Ward were both injured during the fourth quarter and did not return. That left Eno Benjamin the last running back standing … At corner, original starting corners Robert Alford and Marco Wilson were out and Kevin Peterson was injured in the first quarter and did not return.