Arizona Cardinals Have Played With a Lead in Their First Three Games


Sept. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) dunks the football over the goalpost in celebration after scoring an 8 yard touchdown during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

For most of their first three games that they have played, the Arizona Cardinals have been playing holding a lead — definitely a new development, as the team generally would be faced with the challenge of coming from behind in games.   Even during the offensive minded Kurt Warner years, the Cardinals often had to erase a deficit, which for Warner and company was not difficult to accomplish.

But this team is not anything like the Warner-led Cardinal teams.  You will probably not see any 45-38 scores — wins or losses — this year.  The current team’s shut-down defense is putting the Cardinals in a strong position to take a lead early.  And as long as Kevin Kolb and the offense don’t make any big mistakes (which they fortunately haven’t done in their first three games), and the Cardinals can improve their running game a bit, it’s a great recipe for many victories this year.

Personally, I like this kind of team better.  Although they may not be as much fun or as exciting to watch, they get the job done.  And that’s what championship teams are made of.