It wasn’t pretty, but all that matters is the end result.
The Arizona Cardinals 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday coupled with the San Francisco 49′ers 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, gave Arizona their second consecutive NFC West title.
The Cardinals played sloppy and left a lot of points out on the field on Sunday. After jumping to a 17-0 lead, the Cards once again, rested on that lead and played down to the competition and allowed the Lions to tie the game at 17 and again at 24 before pulling it out with a touchdown with two minutes to go.
The stud today for the Cards was running back Beanie Wells, who rushed for 110 yards. He had a huge run on the final touchdown drive of 33 yards to help set up the game winning score.
At this point, how do you not keep Wells as the starter? Running back Tim Hightower still needs to get some carries and is the better receiver out of the backfield, but the time is now for Wells, who has proven he has figured this NFL thing out. Let’s just hope he can hang on to the ball more often. Today, no fumbles.
Now the debate of who plays and doesn’t play for the next two weeks. I think the Cards need to play their starters. Seeding is still up in the air and it is important for this team to be sharp going into the playoffs, as the last two weeks have proven the Cards have many things still to work on.
Let’s finish strong and make another run. It won’t be easy, but with this team, I still believe it can be done.