The Arizona Cardinals had quite a performance to forget in Week 15 with their road loss to the Detroit Lions, which head coach Kliff Kingsbury views was a game where his team was “outplayed.”
The story of the game for the Cardinals much centered on their inability to finish red zone drives with touchdown scores. The Cardinals totaled for four red zone drives in the contest and came away with a mere six points from them. On the other side of the ball, the Lions scored 30 points for the first time since their Week 1 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is far from pleased with how his team performed on both ends of the field, which he touched on during his post-game press conference.
“We’re obviously pissed to come out and play like that,” Kingsbury said. “That’s not who we want to be or what we want to be, but I gotta tip my hat to Detroit. I thought they had a tremendous plan.
“They outcoached us, outplayed us and we gotta be better.”
There is one positive takeaway from this contest, as running back Chase Edmonds made his return to action following a stint on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. The versatile back recorded 53 rushing yards on an 8.8 yards per rush attempt average in the game.
As the Cardinals aim to soon possibly clinch the NFC West, Kingsbury sure will need the likes of Edmonds and even running back James Conner to help lead the way on offense over the remainder of the season.