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Updated Nov 21, 2012 - 8:47 pm

ESPN analyst: Cardinals provided ‘worst QB tandem performance’

ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo the combination of John Skelton and Ryan Lindley provided “arguably maybe the worst quarterback tandem performance” he’s seen in a long time.

Anyone want to argue?

The passers combined to complete just 11-of-27 passes for 70 yards — though the team gained just 41 net yards through the passing game due to three sacks. The Cardinals ended up losing to the Atlanta Falcons despite the defense coming up with six turnovers.

It was Arizona’s sixth-straight defeat, and with the season seemingly spinning out of control the topic of conversation has been Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt’s decision to pull Skelton from the game in the first quarter.

Skelton, who had completed just 2-of-7 passes, was inaccurate, and missing a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald on what should have been a touchdown pass was likely the final straw.

“You just don’t make that decision after seven passes,” Jaworski said. “That decision was made on the complete body of work of John Skelton. How he’s done this season, last season, training camp, mini camps, his complete body of work.

“So there had to be something that really bothered Ken Whisenhunt about John Skelton’s game.”

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