Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The facts: The Cardinals fell to 7-5 following a 48-20 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
The Cardinals scored touchdowns on all three trips inside the red zone. Arizona has scored touchdowns on 8 of 11 red-zone chances over the last three games after failing on 9 of 16 during the previous three-game period.
Referee Al Riveron assessed only one penalty against the Cardinals. Arizona was averaging 7.5 per game before Week 13. Only the Cowboys and Raiders have committed more penalties this season.
Tight end Leonard Pope made a leaping reception for a 25-yard gain despite tight coverage. Injuries have slowed Pope this season. That catch was his best of the season.
Larry Fitzgerald caught two more touchdown passes. He has eight this season, two short of his career high.
Receiver Anquan Boldin took full responsibility for his uncharacteristically poor performance.
Looking ahead: The Rams visit University of Phoenix Stadium on Dec. 7.