The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
The Cardinals held the Steelers to 3.3 yards per rushing attempt. They allowed no rushing touchdowns, down from four a week earlier.
Arizona scored touchdowns on both red zone possessions.
Kevin Kolb tossed two touchdown passes, matching the season-high totals he posted in each of the Cardinals' first two games this season. He did not fumble, a first this season, and his NFL passer rating (86.9) was his highest since Week 2.
The Cardinals allowed only two sacks, their lowest total in a game since Week 1.
Arizona did not fumble.
LaRod Stephens-Howling's 73-yard scoring reception gave the Cardinals at least seven points in five of six third quarters this season.
Strong safety Adrian Wilson had two passes defensed and seemed to play with more aggressiveness. He is no longer playing with a wrap on his injured right biceps.
Looking ahead: The Cardinals visit the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8.