GLENDALE, Ariz. The Cardinals' losing streak was like a 12-month pregnancy. It lingered far too long, and once it crossed a certain threshold, nobody cared about beauty any more. All that mattered was deliverance from the pain.
Maybe that's why safety Adrian Wilson was so emotional when he reached the podium at the postgame press conference Sunday following the Cardinals' 38-10 win over the Lions.
So much had transpired over the past two and a half months. There was talk that this might be Wilson's last season in Arizona. There was talk that this might be the last season for a lot of Cardinals, including the coaches. And there was the losing, the habitual losing that has marked most of Wilson's 12-year career, punctuated by last week's franchise record 58-0 loss in Seattle.
"I'm a very emotional person, and I put a lot of stock into what I do," Wilson said as his composure slowly deteriorated. "We won. A lot of the emotions that are coming out now are just thinking through the h...