When you give a team its first win, you know it's been a bad game.
When you have 4 turnovers on Offense, you know it's even worse.
And when you give up 28 points in the 1st Quarter, you know it's time to call it a day. The Arizona Cardinals did all this and more when they were dominated by Donovan McNabb, Adrian Peterson, and the Minnesota Vikings.
Hit the jump for details from a game you'll want to forget.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt and QB Kevin Kolb may have a hard time winning back support.
Throughout the game, errors were made by the Offense. Kolb went 21 for 42 with 232 yards, no touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a completion percentage of just 50%. All day he was pressured by the Vikings pass-rush, and although he was predicted to have a monster game against a depleted Vikings secondary, he failed to do so. Many fans called for backup QB Richard Bartel to call some snaps, and they got their wish, although Bartel went 2 for 6 with 22 yards, no TD's, and an interception.
The Defense deserves some of the blame too. Surrendering three TD's to Adrian Peterson and a rushing TD to Donovan McNabb, it was a long day for both sides of the team. The Vikings got 19 1st Downs, and only had 1 turnover.
The time of possesion for the Cardinals was 31:01, vs. 28:59 for the Vikings. The Cards also had 18 1st Downs, and 5 punts.
The Cards now fall to 1-4, which is a hard hole to crawl out of, no matter what division you're in. With the Seattle Seahawks defeating the New York Giants, the Cardinals are officially in 3rd Place in the NFC West. The Vikings are also now 1-4, which means the Cardinals are officially in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes.
After next week, the Cardinals return home to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the bright side, you can't lose a bye week.