The entire time while watching the game, my thought process was… they never were going to win this game.
I talked about it with Jess. I talked about it with Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton.
Yet, at heart I am a fan of this team, so every game I find a way to convince myself that, maybe they can do it.
That's the issue.
This isn't the Cardinals of the Bruce Arians era we are used too.
Everything that has occurred from 2013 to the end of the last season must be thrown out because nothing is the same.
They're missing their undisputed best player in David Johnson.
Their offensive line, the one they have invested so much in, is littered with backups or players that should be backups.
Their quarterback is league age 38 and has been hit more than any other quarterback in the NFL, because he has thrown more passes than any other quarterback in the league.
The defense was basically sold for parts and the replacements have not been able to fill the void.
There's been two shining lights on defense: Patrick Peterson and Chandler Jones.
Offensively, it's been a hodge-podge of players trying to step up week to week and no one has really been consistent.
This isn't the 2016 Arizona Cardinals where they were a couple kicks away from being a playoff contender.
This is a new set of players, a new set of problems that need to be fixed.
Can it? That is what remains to be seen.