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Cardinals: Own Worst Enemy?

Ken Whisenhunt; Mike McCarthy (Getty)

Packers coach Mike McCarthy understands that he can't take his team's 33-7 win over Arizona at face value. Ken Whisenhunt threw plays and players at the Packers that won't resurface in the playoffs. But there are two sides to that coin. Green Bay didn't show its full deck either, but managed to play Week 16 with the same intensity as every other week before it. Perhaps Arizona should have too.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt limited Kurt Warner in the Cardinals season finale. He handed Warner's duties off to Matt Leinart and Brian St. Pierre. Sidelined, Warner watched his team get crushed 33-7 by a team that he would ultimately face the following week. The story remained the same for the majority of the Cardinals starters. Once the Minnesota Vikings won their game and the No. 2 playoff seed was... Recommended Stories

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