Favorable schedule can help Cardinals secure top seed in NFC

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Kliff Kingsbury
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Kliff Kingsbury /

What appears to be an advantageous schedule could help the Arizona Cardinals in their quest for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

We’re now two-thirds of the way through the 2021 NFL campaign, and the Arizona Cardinals find themselves in a highly-beneficial position.

Fresh off of their bye week, head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s squad is sitting pretty as the top seed in the National Football Conference. Many Arizona fans would be happy with a postseason berth, but having the best record in the league through 12 weeks has many of the club’s followers hoping for more.

Even more gratifying is the fact that the Cardinals could very well be in the exact same spot in the NFC seeding when the regular season comes to an end on January 9. The team has six games remaining, and it would not be completely unreasonable to believe that the Redbirds could emerge victorious in every one of them.

Arizona Cardinals have six winnable matchups left on their 2021 schedule

When the Cards return to the playing field next weekend, a meeting with the lowly Chicago Bears awaits. Sure, a road game in December at the legendary Soldier Field could mean frigid weather conditions. However, the thought of facing either Andy Dalton or Justin Fields at the quarterback position is far from a scary one for the Arizona defense.

The following week, the Los Angeles Rams will fly to the desert for a rematch with the Cardinals. We all remember the dominating performance that Kyler Murray and his teammates turned in during their 37-20 triumph over the Rams in early October. Another victory over Sean McVay’s bunch, this time in front of a raucous State Farm Stadium crowd, is without a doubt a possibility.

On December 19, the Cards will go on the road to face the winless Detroit Lions. “Big Red” could sit several of their starting players and still likely defeat this pathetic excuse for a football team.

The next contest for Arizona will take place on Christmas night when the Indianapolis Colts are forced to spend the holiday away from home. A solid win for the Cardinals would be a perfect gift for the ever-loyal members of the “Red Sea”.

On the second day of the new year, the Cards will likely be vying for an undefeated record on the road when they clash with the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Recent losses have “America’s Team” looking a lot less formidable than they did when they were 6-1 at the end of October.

The season finale will take place against the Seattle Seahawks, a team that appeared to be thoroughly defeated when Arizona flattened Russell Wilson and company in week 11. If everything goes well, the Cardinals may not need to win this matchup and will be able to rest some starters in preparation for an upcoming playoff run.

A number-one seed would be huge, especially for a franchise that has never secured the top ranking in the conference. Such a feat could ultimately act as a catalyst for the first-ever Super Bowl championship in Cardinals history.

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