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Instead of being 3-0, Cardinals know they have a lot of work left to do after loss

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

If the Cardinals could have just made a few more plays, cut down on the frequency of the negative ones and simply took care of business, they’d be smiling and sitting pretty at 3-0 on Monday morning.

And you know what a 3-0 start in the NFL can do for a team, right?

Since 1980, 141 of the 187 teams (75.4 percent) to start 3-0 have made the playoffs. With the NFL deciding to add an extra wild-card spot from each conference to the playoff format this year, those 3-0 odds to reach the postseason would have only ballooned for the Cardinals.