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Arizona Cardinals blown out 45-10 in embarrassing fashion by Los Angeles Chargers

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The Arizona Cardinals were embarrassed in LA.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

This may have done it.

The Arizona Cardinals were embarrassed by the Los Angeles Chargers 45-10 after the Cardinals held an early 10-0 lead.

That’s where the team is right now under the Steve Wilks and Steve Keim leadership.

Today, they saw everything come crashing down.

After the early success, that started with a Josh Rosen touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald, the only target on the day for Fitzgerald until the Cardinals last play of the game on offense.

Then the Cardinals went down and go a Phil Dawson field goal that put them up 10-0 after their defense forced a three and out and punt from Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

It was all downhill from there.

The Chargers would rattle off 45 consecutive points, with the Cardinals running 15 second half plays and showing that they have completely given up on Steve Wilks.

The most embarrassing portion of the game was when Rivers set the individual game NFL record for most consecutive passes completed, going 25-25 before the Cardinals forced their first incompletion.

Rivers finished 28/29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns.

The defense was also embarrassed on the ground, the theme of the day is being embarrassed, as they gave up 180 yards rushing to the Chargers, on only 28 carries, meaning the Chargers averaged over six yards a carry and ran for three touchdowns on the day.

I’m not sure how Steve Wilks makes it into 2019 after this performance, but stranger things have happened.

The thing that is hardest to wrap your head around.

The Cardinals ran only 45 plays on the day.

The Chargers scored 45 points.

Hopefully it gets better next week in Green Bay.