The Arizona Cardinals have been an awful second-half team so far this season, both offensively and defensively. That didn’t really change on Sunday in their 20-10 road loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7, although there was some improvement.
In Seattle, instead of being awful on offense and defense, it was just on offense.
The defense did well enough, allowing only two second-half field goals.
The problem was that, going into halftime with a four-point deficit, those were the only points scored by either team in the second half.
For the second straight week, the Cardinals went scoreless in the second half.
Arizona has been outscored 104-30 in the second half of games this season, a munis-74 point differential.
In Week 7, the six points they allowed were tied for the fewest they had allowed in a game in the second half. They also allowed six points in their Week 3 28-16 win over Dallas.
The most points they have scored in any second half is eight points and they have now gone scoreless in the last two games in the second half.
The defense managed to get things right on Sunday. They play host to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. Can the offense be the next to take a step forward?