25. Arizona Cardinals (20)
With the way they looked in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on offense, the Arizona Cardinals were expected to make it a competitive game against the Los Angeles Rams in London, which was far from the case after Bruce Arians watched his team fail to score a single point. And if being shutout by the Rams wasn’t already frustrating enough, the Cardinals head coach now has to adjust to playing without Carson Palmer moving forward after the veteran quarterback left Sunday’s game with a fractured arm.
For a team that couldn’t afford to suffer anymore losses this year if they wanted to compete in the NFC West, Arizona has a tough road ahead since the offense will have to rely on Drew Stanton under center with Palmer ruled out. After all of the hype surrounding this team last weekend with Arian Peterson seeming to provide a much-needed boost to the offense, watching Sunday’s game against the Rams was beyond depressing for the Cardinals.
First David Johnson, now Palmer, as this season is quickly turning into a lost cause for an Arizona team that was expected to become contenders again in the NFC after failing to reach the postseason a year ago. Not to mention, losses like this only make Arians’ hot seat heat up even more since the head coach was already feeling a ton of pressure to begin with.