NFL Nation: Rapid Reaction NFC 15
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's tough to take the Cardinals seriously beyond the NFC West when they fail to show up at home with a chance to become the NFC's third seed heading into the final two games.
This was an across-the-board meltdown for Arizona.
Kurt Warner was careless with the football early and defenseless against the Vikings' pass rush most of the day.
As a result, Arizona has gone from a likely 10-victory team to one that might need to beat Seattle in the regular-season finale for a shot at topping its 8-8 record from 2007.
Perhaps this outcome will serve as a wake-up call heading into a Week 16 game at New England. The Cardinals had better hope so.
Final Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14 Final Detroit 23 Buffalo 0 Final Indianapolis 7 Cincinnati 35 Final New York 7 Philadelphia 37 Final St. Louis 13 Miami 14 Final Kansas City 14 Green Bay 34 Final Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0 Final New England 13 New York 16 Final Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10 Final Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13 Final Chicago 13 Cleveland 33 Final San Francisco 40 Houston 13 Final Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3 Final Denver 27 Dallas 3 Final Arizona 9 San Diego 12 Final Seattle 31 Oakland 41