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Derek Anderson melts down after Cardinals' blowout loss on 'Monday Night Football'

November 30, 2010 |  9:14 am

Nothing is funny about getting embarrassed on national television. Arizona's Derek Anderson made that perfectly clear during his postgame news conference following the Cardinals' 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on "Monday Night Football" -- even though a reporter kept pressing him to say otherwise after the quarterback was shown on camera sharing a sideline laugh with guard Deuce Lutui late in the game.

After leaving the podium, Anderson reportedly stormed through the locker room and got his leg caught on teammates' pads before disappearing through a set of double doors.

It has been a rough year for Anderson, who replaced retired star Kurt Warner as the Cardinals' quarterback, was demoted after a tough start to the season, then got the job back a few weeks ago when his replacement, rookie Max Hall, struggled as well. Anderson has seven touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.

Less than two years removed from a Super Bowl appearance, the two-time defending NFC West champion Cardinals are 3-8 and in last place in the division.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.