Ron Wolfley says Arizona Cardinals were hard-luck losers against Chargers
Nov 28, 2022, 2:00 PM | Updated: 2:07 pm
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals lost a heartbreaker on Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers, dropping their home record this season to 1-6.
It’s a loss Cardinals radio analyst and Arizona Sports host Ron Wolfley said was a bit harsh for a team that led most of the way until the final seconds.
“This is probably the best game they have played maybe all season long and they lost the game,” Wolfley told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Monday.
“That’s the way that it goes sometimes in the National Football League.”
Arizona was done in by a Chargers touchdown and two-point conversion with 15 seconds left in the 25-24 defeat.
The Cardinals looked to be in a good position to win after Los Angeles was forced to punt with 2:30 remaining. Arizona held a 24-17 lead at the time.
The Cardinals quickly went three-and-out — their third in as many fourth-quarter drives — to give the Chargers a final chance, which they took.
“The Arizona Cardinals really struggled with three-and-outs in that fourth quarter and that was the difference in the game after playing so well through three quarters,” Wolfley said.
The Cardinals fell to 4-8 on the season, taking any final steam out of the team’s chances on making the postseason.
The 1-6 home tally is the second-worst in the NFL, trailing the Houston Texans, who are winless at home and 1-8-1 on the season.
“[The Cardinals] haven’t done a good job building that home field advantage at State Farm Stadium,” Wolfley said. “And that to me is one of the biggest mysteries on the face of the planet because you’re talking about a team that typically has been good on the road for the most part.
“But over the last couple of seasons, they’ve been awful at home. And I just, for the life of me, do not understand that. I have no answer for that whatsoever. I don’t think anybody does.”