Coming into the game against Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Arizona Cardinals had hopes of making it into the postseason. While Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals had faith, they lacked focus and now their playoff chances are finished.
Trailing 20-0 at halftime, this was one game where Arizona was not able to pull off a second half sensational comeback. Even though they came within one clumsy step away from another fourth quarter comeback, the Cardinals suffered a tough loss, 23-16.
As is the case in most instances, we learn a lot about a team when they lose. Here's my take on what the Cardinals taught us about themselves against the Bengals.