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Silver linings: Cardinals at Seahawks

The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-9 with a 58-0 road defeat to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • The Cardinals took three or fewer sacks for the fifth week in a row, another sign that young tackles Nate Potter and Bobby Massie are improving. Arizona has allowed 12 sacks in its last five games, down from 25 over the previous five.

  • Arizona finished the game with a higher third-down conversion rate than the Seahawks posted.

  • The Cardinals' completion percentage was up more than 16 points from the previous week.

  • Patrick Peterson intercepted a pass for the third week in a row. He has six picks this season.

  • Arizona allowed one or fewer passing touchdown for the ninth time in 13 games. This was also the ninth time Arizona held an opponent to less than 55 percent completions.

  • Punter Dave Zastudil had a 40.2-yard net average.

  • LaRod Stephens-Howling had a 38-yard kickoff return.

  • Quentin Groves had a sack, two quarterback hits and a tackle for loss.

  • Andre Roberts had a 24-yard reception.

  • Arizona moved up from ninth to eighth in projected 2012 NFL draft order.

Looking ahead: The Cardinals are home against Detroit in Week 15.