NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Arizona Cardinals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ARIZONA CARDINALS (19)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 19) - Must dig in Monday night versus 49ers.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 25) - Fading fast after a fast start. Monday night matchup vs. 49ers will be critical.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 15)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 25) - The QB situation is the only thing that will hold this team back from playing in January.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 14) - That's three straight losses and counting for Arizona, and that 4-0 start could be wiped away completely unless they turn it around at home against division-leading San Francisco.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 14) - In their last four games, Cardinals quarterbacks have been sacked eight (Miami), nine (St. Louis), five (Buffalo) and seven (Minnesota) times. Arizona is on pace for a 90-sack season.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 16) - There have been 29 sacks of Arizona quarterbacks in the past four games, so even though the Cards are 4-3 there's a feeling that they're falling faster than Felix Baumgartner.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 22) - Facing a statement game Monday night against the 49ers after three weeks of silence.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 20) - The slide continues for a good team that just can't protect the quarterback. There are no easy answers for a team that is on pace to give up 80 sacks.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 16) - Is this team fading? Kevin Kolb must return healthy and the offense needs to strive for balance so that they can keep him healthy.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 19) - How bad is the offense? The Cardinals limited Sam Bradford and Christian Ponder to seven and eight completions, respectively, and still lost to St. Louis and Minnesota.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 14) - They were No. 1 based on the first four games; they might be No. 32 based on the last three.