Cardinals-Texans Report Card: A Mixed Bag from Arizona's Close Win

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Cardinals-Texans Report Card: A Mixed Bag from Arizona's Close Win
(Photo by Christian Petersen

These are the hardest to do—these "tale of two halves"-type games, when the Cardinals dominate on both sides of the ball for the first 30 minutes and then implode on both sides of the ball in the final 30 minutes.

So, you see my quandary.

As any longtime Cardinals fan knows, this has always been the case with the Big Red. Sure, they more often than not were on the losing end, but they’ve always shown enough to keep us in their corner, even as the losses pile up.

But this season has been about as "tale of two teams" as a team can get. Remember the first quarter complete shutdown against Payton Manning and the Colts? Then the second quarter?

How about keeping the 49ers offense completely at bay throughout the game...until they HAD to stop them to preserve a win.

Oh, and the FUMBLES! Can SOMEONE explain the red zone fumbles? EVERY FREAKIN WEEK?!?!?

(Ahem...sorry.)

Anyway, as you can guess, most grades will be about average C’s. Because of the win, most will lean to B’s.

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