It was a sour feeling the Cards were left with after a 21-14 loss to the Vikings, a third straight defeat.
“It’s rough when you are moving the ball and just shoot yourself in the foot,” said running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, unable to celebrate in what was a career-best personal day. “We have to capitalize. We have to get that right.”
Under pressure, Burges grad John Skelton made a poor choice to throw on the run into double-coverage, and safety Harrison Smith not only made the interception but returned it 31 yards for a touchdown on the first Cardinals possession of the second half making the score 21-7 which was more than Arizona could overcome.
“Our defense all year has been lights out,” Skelton said. “When they need a stop they get it. They’ve given us great field position from time to time and we’ve squandered it.”
"On offense we did some good things but we have to stop making mistakes. Just too many missed opportunities," said head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
All-pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald echoed the same message.
"We've got to do a better job. We have to. We've got to find a way to put some points up on the board," said Fitzgerald.