The facts: The Cardinals' season ended with a 45-14 road defeat to the Saints in the NFC divisional round.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
The Cardinals gained 98 yards on their first two plays, including 70 on Tim Hightower's touchdown run to open the game.
Rookie LaRod Stephens-Howling had success in the return game early.
Early Doucet caught eight passes, giving him 14 in two playoff games.
Rookie Beanie Wells scored a touchdown, his first in the playoffs.
Looking ahead: The Cardinals now await Warner's decision on retirement.