Under the radar? Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 games

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  1. Palm Beach Pats Fan

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    I think we will win, but people setting the point spreads so high and calling it the no-brainer survivor league pick may be underestimating their ability. This is no walkover game. I won't go all Admiral Akbar on you and say it's a trap, but they do have talent to pose some problems

    The Cardinals QB uncertainty gets all the attention, but however they have done it, 8-2, with nine games all decided by a touchdown or less, should make people take notice.

    Cowboys, Niners, and two Seahawks wins are definitely quality wins, too.

    St. Louis Rams W 19–13 (OT)
    at Philadelphia Eagles W 21–17
    at San Francisco 49ers L 7–23
    at St. Louis Rams W 23–20
    Dallas Cowboys W 19–13 (OT)
    San Francisco 49ers W 21–19
    Cleveland Browns W 20–17 (OT)
    at Cincinnati Bengals L 16–23
    Seattle Seahawks W 23–20 (OT)

    Seattle Seahawks W 20-16
  2. RelocatedPatFan

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    That's pretty good information and something BB can use to keep the presure on.

    Still, they are coming to the razor and their QB has changed. I still feel confident in a Patriots victory (but i usually predict victory anyhow).
  3. Urgent

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    If you can consistently hold your opponent to 20 points or less in those eight wins, doesn't matter who your QB is.

    Very good 3-man line. Young shut-down corner in Peterson.
    Not sure they are well-designed to defend the Patriots tight ends.
  4. Daigle

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    So two times St Louis 2-14, two times Seattle 7-9, one time Cleveland 4-12, now thats 5 games. I dont see that as an impressive 8-2. San Fransisco is a quality win. The others... not so much as you would think imho. 8-2 is still decent record but not impressive.
  5. letekro

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    Let's just say that this is not a good matchup for the Cardinals and leave it at that.
  6. PatsSox363804

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    I'm sure Belichick will be beating this into their heads all week. That said, 1pm game, home opener, west coast team, we should win by more than a TD. I'll be interested to see how we defend Fitzgerald, which is obviously one of the keys to the game, the other being keeping Brady upright.
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  7. Rob0729

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    The Cards should have lost this Sunday and a lot of their wins last year were against some of the worst teams in the league.

    Historically, the Cards have not traveled to the East Coast very well especially when they have to play the early game. They were 1-2 playing on the east coast last year and 0-4 on the east coast in 2008 (they didn't play on the east coast in between those years).
  8. BradyManny

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    Good thread.

    Add this to the mix:

    Cardinals have shutdown outside passing of late

    Of course, level of competition factors in. The Seahawks are a decent team in that division, but not sure how they really stack up in the rest of the NFL, so I can't count those two wins as meaning much. Only the Niners win really impresses me when we put it into context.
  9. brdmaverick

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    Where is Rodney Harrison to play the disrespect card? Regardless of the teams, 8-2 is a good record.
  10. randomk1

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    How many over .500 teams did we beat? hehe
  11. nowayback

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  12. Rob0729

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    The one good thing about the Pats is if the Cards shut down the outside game, the Pats have arguably the best inside passing game in the league. Let them take away the outside game because the Pats can still kill you with Gronk, Welker, and Hernandez on the inside.
  13. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Exactly. We probably won't be worrying about Welker's production a week from now.
  14. JJDChE

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    Wow, I would have never guessed that. I don't care who you play winning 8 out of 10 is damn hard in the NFL.
  15. Daigle

    Daigle Practice Squad Player

    Yeah like I said, nothing to be ashamed of. Its just that its not enough to make we worry about this game considering who they played.


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    A lot of the Cardinals toughness comes from their coach Ken Whisenhunt who I believe may be the most underrated HC in the league.

    The Steelers had a great coach and obviously the Steelers approach to success has passed on to arizona the past several years.
  17. OnTheHeights

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    I certainly don't think that the game is going to be a blowout like some do, but in that 8-2 record I see a lot of very close wins against some very bad teams.
  18. Big-T

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    Shut down corner?! He's a one man flag machine!

    Send Lloyd deep with Peterson in coverage and it's a TD or PI.
  19. Brady_to_Moss

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    Their QB situation is....ehh I am not worried. Was more worried about Tenn
  20. Urgent

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    Take a step back, though, and look at those QB's.
    Hard to name them all.
    Bradford, Vick, Smith, Bradford, Romo, Smith, Wallace, Dalton, Jackson, then Wilson.

    Now QB's like that passed all over the Patriots last year, but there are not a lot of Mannings, Brady's, Rogers, Rivers, etc. on that list. Nor are there many top outside receivers in that group.
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