Arizona Cardinals fans certainly weren’t pleased with most of what they saw, especially from the first-team offense, in the Cards’ 19-13 preseason loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.
In particular, starting quarterback Carson Palmer completed just 7 of 19 passes and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
But did the Cards’ performance breed long-term anxiety? Not really.
In Monday’s Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, we asked:
Are you concerned about the Cardinals’ loss to the Bengals?
We provided three answers:
• Yes, the offense looked miserable
• Maybe a little, but it’s only preseason
• Not at all, it was just one game
Fewer than 10 percent of voters said they were more than just somewhat worried about the lackluster showing from Palmer and others.
A plurality (47 percent) expressed “a little” concern, while 44 percent brushed off the performance entirely.
The Cardinals have one more preseason warm-up when they head to San Diego to take on the Chargers on Thursday night. Their regular-season opener will be against those same Chargers on Sept. 8 on Monday Night Football.