Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Cardinals wasted a mostly terrific defensive performance during their 20-16 loss to the 49ers in Week 1.
The chart shows where NFC West teams rank. I've ranked the teams by yards allowed in Week 1. The Cardinals' defense suffered on third down.
Where NFC West defenses finished in yards allowed last season: San Francisco 13th, Arizona 19th, St. Louis 28th and Seattle 30th.