Arizona Cardinals In Sole Possession Of First Place In NFC West


Sep 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Quintin Demps (35) fumbles the ball after being hit by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kenny Demens (54) on a kickoff return during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It is just two weeks.  I will say that again, it is just two weeks.  However after two weeks it is much better to be 2-0 than 0-2.  For the Arizona Cardinals, that is just where they stand.  They stand alone in first place.  The rest of the NFC West is 1-1 after week two of the NFL.

Arizona Cardinals: It wasn’t pretty but it doesn’t have to be.  This isn’t a style league.  This is a league of wins and losses.  They are one of just seven undefeated teams remaining in the NFL after defeating the New York Giants 25-14.  Next week is a big home game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks: The Hawks went into San Diego and only had one lead at 7-3 Sunday afternoon.  The San Diego Chargers were coming off a close, tough loss to the Cards.  The Seahawks looked beatable on Sunday but they stayed in the game even when it appeared they would be out.  In the end the Chargers came away with the 30-21 win.  The Hawks head home to play the Denver Broncos next week.

San Francisco 49ers: For the first 28 minutes on Sunday night it looked like they were running away from the Chicago Bears.  They were up 17-0.  Then everything changed.  The Niners gave up a late first-half touchdown and it was all Bears in the second half thanks to turnovers and penalties.  The Niners turned the ball over four times and committed an whopping 16 penalties.  They lost 28-20.  Next up, as mentioned previously, is the big game in Arizona.

St. Louis Rams: They played a close one but four field goals by kicker Greg Zuerlien sent the Rams home with a 19-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Quarterback Austin Davis played a good one, going 22-29 for 235 yards and did not get intercepted.  Next up is a home game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Teams that start 2-0 go to the playoffs 63 percent of the time.  No one has started 0-2.  The Cards will need a lot of good health and another great plan in order to match up with the Niners.  The Hakws have the tough tilt at home and the Rams have a good one at home against the Cowboys.  Anything can happen as we’ve already see in the first two weeks.