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Week 10 Rewind: Adversity in Arizona
Looking back at the Cardinals' game against the Carolina Panthers
By Zach Galia Nov 17, 2021

Sunday's game is one that I'm sure everyone would like to forget. Things didn't click, mistakes were made, and in their second game without Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals added a second game to the loss column.

For the sake of positivity, let's take a few moments and focus on the second part of that sentence. Through 10 weeks of the 2021 NFL regular season, the Cardinals only have two losses. They currently stand in second place in the entire NFC, and lead the NFC West with an 8-2 record.

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Since the game was against the Carolina Panthers, I thought it was fitting to borrow a quote from one of my favorite films, Marvel's "Black Panther."

"Just because something works doesn't mean it can't be improved."

Sunday's game was far from perfect, but it was a reminder that on any given Sunday (sorry, another movie reference) any team can be beaten. That's the beauty of the sport.

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The quote truly speaks to this Cardinals team. While they have one of the most talented rosters in all of football, it's a mindset that sets them apart. They are never satisfied, never look too far ahead or dwell on the past. Once a game is complete, win or lose, it's time to start preparing for the next opponent and how they can get better.

"There is no reason to think the sky is falling. Sometimes you have to find a way to battle through adversity," Kelvin Beachum said.

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Facing adversity is something that every great team must do, and the Cardinals strive for that each and every day. While the Seattle Seahawks aren't exactly where they would like to be in the standings, any NFC West opponent is always circled on the schedule.

"Because of where we're at, every game each week no matter who we're playing becomes bigger than the next," said Christian Kirk.

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Although the result was less than ideal on Sunday, the team's mindset will never change.

1-0 every day.

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