38. Metaphor for an Entire Season

Week: Week 14

Once upon a time, the Arizona Cardinals were one the year's big surprises after bursting out of the gate at 4-0 and looking like a legitimate contender. By the time Patrick Peterson bungled this punt in a humiliating 58-0 Week 14 loss to the Seahawks, the Cardinals had fallen to 4-8 and were clearly a team that couldn't get out of its own way. Peterson and Co.'s futile attempts to keep the Seahawks from scoring show a unique ability to take a play from bad to worse, and serve as a living metaphor for the team's horrible 1-11 finish to the season.