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Arizona Cardinals offense needs one big game to get out of their scoring funk

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The Cardinals are in the territory of historically bad through the first quarter of the season, they need one game to change that.

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The history of the NFL is long and the lists of bad offensive teams is extensive.

Through four games, the Cardinals have scored 37 points, in this era that is hard to do. While the rest of the NFL is on a historic pace to start the year, the Cardinals are on the other end.

Through four games, the Cardinals points per game output is 9.3 points per game, or the fifth worst number since the merger.

Those numbers in context of this time of the NFL, with the new rules to help offenses would be only rivaled by the 2011 St. Louis Rams who averaged 12.1 points per game, the 2010 Carolina Panthers who averaged 12.3 points per game, the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs who averaged 13.2 points per game and the 2016 Rams who averaged 14 points per game.

The crazier part, for the Cardinals to get to 14 points per game on the season they’d have to average 16 points per game the rest of the way.

Of course, they could make a huge dent in that number this week, against a San Francisco 49ers team that gives up 29.5 points per game. If the Cardinals score 30 points, they’ll leapfrog a number of those historically bad offensive teams and get all the way up to 13.4 points per game.

However, through four games, a 30 point outburst seems unlikely, so let’s shoot low and just look for three scores in a single game, let’s not get too greedy.