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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals surprised by loss to Lions, Cardinals officially eliminated from playoffs and more

News and notes coming out from the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Detroit Lions.

Detroit Lions v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Well, that was something.

A week after a surprising victory, you just felt like a letdown was in order. That is the only consistency you can be sure of with the Cardinals this year, is that a different team shows up week-to-week.

Steve Wilks may be back on the hot seat, Steve Keim may be there as well and now we begin to worry about others on the team.

There will be more of that throughout the week, but first, let’s start with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Trent Sherfield Steps Up In Christian Kirk’s Absence
Notes: Slippery field; Barksdale starts; Peterson on punt return; Nkemdiche injured

Cardinals Still Can't Find Offense In Loss To Lions
Rosen interception and inability to get into end zone leads to 17-3 defeat

Full Highlights: Lions vs. Cardinals
Watch the best highlights from the Week 14 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions in the 2018 NFL season.

Two-Minute Drill - No Carryover
Radio play-by-play announcer, Dave Pasch, and radio analyst, Ron Wolfley, break down the team's 17-3 loss at home against the Lions.

Wilks - 'We Need To Learn How To Finish'
Head coach Steve Wilks meets the media after the Cardinals fall at home 17-3 to the Lions.

Around The Locker Room - Detroit
Listen in to the locker room reactions after the teams' 17-3 loss at home against the Detroit Lions.

Fitzgerald - 'Not A Good Feeling'
WR Larry Fitzgerald speaks with the media on the team's 17-3 loss at home, and breaking Jerry Rice's record for most receptions with one franchise in NFL history.

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald passes Jerry Rice
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald on Sunday passed Jerry Rice for the most catches with one team in NFL history.

Lions vs. Cardinals - Game Recap - December 9, 2018 - ESPN
Get a recap of the Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals football game.

Cardinals' Patrick Peterson sports Pat Tillman jersey before Lions game
Patrick Peterson is one of the current faces of the Arizona Cardinals' franchise and on Sunday, he paid tribute to one from the team's past.

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald sets NFL record for most rec. with one team
Larry Fitzgerald reached a new milestone on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, becoming the all-time leader in receptions with one team.

Rapid Reactions: Cardinals' offense struggles in loss to Lions
After an inspiring win over the Green Bay Packers last week, the Arizona Cardinals returned to their old ways on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Cardinals follow win in Green Bay with 'surprising' flop vs. Lions
The Cardinals figured a home game coming off a big road win against the Green Bay Packers was a chance to build momentum. A loss to the Lions didn't.

Larry Fitzgerald sets record for receptions for one team
He passes Jerry Rice with his 1,282nd reception with the Cardinals.

NFL playoff race: Arizona Cardinals officially eliminated at 3-10
Their 17-3 loss to the Lions mathematically eliminates them from the postseason, which was never going to happen anyway.

Cardinals vs. Lions: 9 takeaways, observations in 17-3 loss
The Cardinals looked listless after their strongest performance of the season.

Cardinals vs. Lions: Steve Wilks cites several reasons for loss
There were penalties. turnovers, lack of protection and a lack of offensive push.

Cardinals vs. Lions final score: Detroit wins 17-3 snoozer in Week 14
Josh Rosen throws a pick-six and Zach Zenner seals the deal late in the game.