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Silver linings: Cardinals at Chiefs

The facts: The Cardinals fell to 3-7 with a 31-13 defeat at Kansas City in Week 11.

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

  • The Cardinals' pass protection was generally good. The team attempted 46 passes and allowed two sacks.

  • Arizona started the game quickly on both sides of the ball. The Cardinals scored on their opening possession.

  • Tim Hightower and Beanie Wells combined for 20 carries and 101 yards rushing.

  • Receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston combined to catch 11 passes for 182 yards.

  • The Chiefs converted a relatively low percentage on third down (4-of-11, 36 percent).

  • Arizona remains only two games out of the NFC West race with six games remaining.

  • Each of the Cardinals' remaining six opponents has a losing record.

Looking ahead: The Cardinals face the San Francisco 49ers at home on "Monday Night Football" in Week 12.