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Cardinals Winners and Losers in loss to Dolphins

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The few winners and many loses of Cardinals loss to Dolphins

Arizona Cardinals v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

After one of the ugliest games in the season, which is really saying something, the Cardinals showed little heart in their loss the Dolphins. Turnovers, poor offensive line play and just absolutely horrendous special teams play stymied any chance of the Cardinals winning the game and continuing their pursuit of a playoff spot.

Winners:

Everyone in the NFC playoff hunt - With the Cardinals loss the NFC playoff race just got a bit clearer.

David Johnson - While he wasn’t great, his early fumble hurt, he was good enough. Running behind a line composed of backup linemen he somehow found a way to his 13th consecutive 100+ yard total game.

Losers:

Cardinal Fans - After a hyped off-season and weeks of inconsistent play, ugly losses, the final loss was an ugly one. Now we have to finish out the season caring about a team that hasn’t earned our loyalty this year.

Special Teams - This has to be a historically bad special teams unit. I’m not even being hyperbolic, I seriously think this has to be one of the worst performing special teams units in NFL history.

Bruce Arians - With this loss the haters gained traction and supporters. The game thread hosted a few angry voices at Arian’s inability to adjust him game plan. Hard to place all the blame on him, the offensive line is just backups, but there is growing cause for concern.

To the loyal Cardinals fans that remain, can you think of any other winners?