Don’t let the 12-point deficit fool you. This game was not even close.
The game was ugly right from Arizona's first defensive series, when Seattle marched right down the field in five plays, covering 83 yards in just 2:31 and culminating with a Russell Wilson 31-yard TD pass to wideout Sidney Rice.
The Cardinals (3-4) have dropped back-to-back division games and now are all alone in last place in the NFC West. With 10 days to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons, the Cardinals have to tweak the offense; things just are not working the way they are set up now. Receivers are running wrong routes, the timing is off between them and Carson Palmer, who obviously has struggled all season, and the offensive line is a complete disaster.
Here are some takeaways from this nightmarishly embarrassing loss to the Seahawks.