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Arizona Cardinals officially eliminated from playoff contention

With their loss to the Redskins, the Arizona Cardinals are no longer in playoff contention.

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A trying season has only two weeks left for the Arizona Cardinals. Maybe that is the good news.

The bad news is, for the second time in the Bruce Arians era, the Cardinals are eliminated from the playoffs before the final week of the season.

Moreover, the Cardinals will assure themselves of at best a .500 record, meaning that the best case scenario is the Cardinals will have lost 16 games the last two seasons after losing 14 in his first three with the Cardinals.

The tide has turned, but much of it comes from injury.

Much of it comes from an inability to accurately diagnose and evaluate the players on their own team.

This is a conversation we can have at the end of the season, but the Cardinals self-scouting has not been strong, mostly in skill players.

Sure, they have done a nice job in the draft finding David Johnson and free agency with Ricky Seals-Jones, but not investing in an offensive weapon in the first couple of rounds the last two seasons that were wide receiver heavy, to continue to roll out the same players... That’s a misevaluation on the talent on the roster.

Which is a lot of the offensive problem, on top of the injuries.

Oh well, we are onto the 2018 NFL Draft.