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Arizona Cardinals come limping home, playoff chances flatline, and special teams are bad

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A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals

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Well, it is Monday.

I am sure the Arizona Cardinals envisioned much grander things for today, but they are left sitting at 5-7-1, they have to win out and have the Seahawks lose out to make the playoffs, their best chance and their team is... hurting.

We all have to do our part though, so let's get things started.

WATCH: 4 takeaways from Cardinals 26-23 loss to Dolphins | Cards Wire
Some familiar themes: early kickoffs, turnovers, special teams and more.

Special teams costs the Cardinals a win for 5th time in 2016 | Cards Wire
In Miami, it is three missed kicks, a blocked PAT returned for two points and a key punt return allowed.

Cardinals' Deone Bucannon, D.J. Humphries injured vs. Dolphins
Deone Bucannon, D.J. Humphries and Marcus Cooper all left the Arizona Cardinals' game against the Miami Dolphins with injuries.

Big Red Recap: Cardinals playoff hopes flatline in loss to Dolphins
Four turnovers and bad execution by the special teams cost the Arizona Cardinals in a must-win game against the Miami Dolphins.

One word for the 2016 Cardinals: Disappointing
What was meant to be a special season for the Arizona Cardinals, ends in a soaked, turnover-plagued loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Lack of passing game plagues Cardinals in loss to Dolphins
In a rain-soaked day in Miami, with the season on the line, it was not an ideal time for Carson Palmer to have one of his worst games on the year.

Special-teams blunders cost Arizona Cardinals in rain-soaked loss - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Three mistakes by the special teams deprived the Cardinals of points, giving the Dolphins an opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal.

In Miami Rain, Cardinals' Playoff Hopes Fade
Last-second 26-23 loss to Dolphins all but ends postseason talk.

Kicking Miscues Haunt Cardinals Against Dolphins
Extra-point struggles, missed field goal played big role in game's outcome.

Injuries Hamper Cardinals In Miami
Notes: Five starters leave the game; Rain wreaks havoc, Nelson's big run; Glasser honored.

Locker Room Reaction: Not Enough To Win It
Hear from Bruce Arians and the Cardinals after the 26-23 loss to Miami in Week 14.

Full Highlights - Cardinals at Dolphins
Relive the top moments from the 26-23 loss in Miami.