Cardinals earn home-field advantage in playoffs
The Cardinals will finish 13-4, win the NFC West, and lock up the conference’s top seed by beating the Dallas Cowboys in the penultimate game of the year. I’m not going to be so bold as to say they’ll end up with their first Super Bowl Championship in team history (and first championship since 1947), but they will put themselves in a prime position to do so.
Better yet, the Cardinals play stronger competition well. And they still have the Rams, Cowboys, and resurging Indianapolis Colts left. So, for this bold prediction for the Cardinals to become a reality, they must not play down to the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, or Seattle Seahawks.
Yeah, they beat the Seahawks with backups playing at some of the most important positions on offense. But they need to stop playing down to bad football teams. Those same backups also allowed the Carolina Panthers to knock them around for four quarters.
So to add to the bold prediction: They finish 3-0 against the teams with winning records. And 1-2 against the remaining teams with losing records.