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Bismack Biyombo and Kyler Murray are both under the microscope.

Once again, the Cardinals have left fans disappointed.

In an insane week of football across the league, which saw upsets, coach firings, and an almost tie with huge playoff implications, the Cardinals unsurprisingly lost to a bottom tier team which spoiled hopes of an NFC west title.

Going into the week, The Cardinals needed to beat The Seahawks and The 49ers to beat The Rams in order to clinch their first division title since 2015.

Both games were decided by razor thin margins as the 49ers won on a game winning field goal.

At this point, Cardinals fans across the nation were undoubtedly excited — until a 62 yard touchdown run by Seahawks running back Rashad Penny put a lid on any hopes of a division title.

The feeling of letdown is not a new one for Cardinals; fans that saw their team jump out to a stellar 7-0 start only for them to go 4-6 in their last 10 games with losses to three teams that didn’t even come close to playoff consideration (Lions, Panthers, Seahawks).

During the horrendous stretch, the team has seen a less than competent defense, abysmal coaching, and an absolute failure of a leader in Quarterback Kyler Murray.

There was even a petition made by Cardinal fans for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to cancel the Cardinals’ playoff berth.

Luckily, there is some good news: just in time for playoffs, the Cardinals are getting back JJ Watt, three time NFL defensive player of the year.

Next week, the Cardinals look to beat the Los Angeles Rams in L.A. in the first round of the playoffs on Monday, January 17.

Meanwhile, back downtown, last week was perhaps the most confusing week for the Suns and their fans.

With stars Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder out with Covid, the Suns, surprisingly, appeared to not miss them too much because of bench players taking on a greater role and new signing that has been a revelation.

Bismack Biyombo, who the Suns signed on a ten day contract, filled Ayton’s role perfectly.

During the stretch, Biyombo played like he had been with the team for years.

His chemistry with star Point Guard Chris Paul allowed him to average 13.5 points per game as a starter.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end which was seen Saturday night when the suns got trounced by the Miami Heat.

The game was Ayton’s first game back and he disappointed.

In the paint, Ayton was outrebounded to the point where Miami didn’t even need to box him out to get the offensive board.

Also, Chris Paul played like a third stringer missing shots that he usually makes in his sleep.

The only bright spots of the terrible game were star players Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker.

Both still resiliently put up 20 and 26 respectively which kept fans engaged and even facilitated a small comeback.

Ultimately, The Suns need to take this game in stride and get ready for their upcoming games which include The Raptors, Pacers, and Pistons.