Sean McVay has been a monkey on the back of the Cardinals

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Sean McVay and Kliff Kingsbury
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Sean McVay and Kliff Kingsbury /

Any hopes that the Arizona Cardinals may have of winning the NFC West could hinge on the team defeating the Los Angeles Rams.

For four consecutive seasons, a certain squad that resides in the NFC West has been a complete and utter albatross around the neck of the Arizona Cardinals.

Back in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams morphed into a playoff contender after handing their head-coaching duties to an up-and-coming young candidate. Sean McVay, an offensive guru who was just 30-years-old at the time, has been an absolute godsend to the Rams. Based on what has transpired since McVay was hired, the Cards may very well be wishing that their rival would’ve chosen someone else to coach their team.

McVay has emerged victorious in all eight of the contests that have taken place over the past four years between Los Angeles and the Cardinals. Making the situation even worse is the fact that most of the games haven’t even been close. Does Arizona have any chance of putting an end to such an ugly losing streak this coming weekend?

Arizona Cardinals could end winless streak versus Los Angeles Rams this weekend

This coming Sunday’s clash between the Redbirds and the Rams will feature two of the NFL’s undefeated clubs. It’s a marquee matchup that pits Kyler Murray against Matt Stafford, a pair of the league’s top-rated quarterbacks. If it’s defense that you prefer, there are superstars like Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt on one side, and Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey on the other.

The highly-anticipated meeting with Los Angeles is an excellent opportunity for head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s crew to prove that they are fully capable of winning professional football’s most competitive division. “Big Red” can also attempt to convince their detractors that an appearance in Super Bowl LVI is a possibility as well.

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Of course, McVay’s four-year mastery of the Cardinals is an ongoing issue that needs to be dealt with. It’s the proverbial elephant in the room that both Murray and Kingsbury would love to put in the rearview mirror. This coming Sunday is as good a time as ever for the Cards to defeat the Rams and to finally get that monkey off of the franchise’s back.