3 reasons why it’s Super Bowl or bust for the Cardinals in 2022

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Heading into year four of the Kliff Kingsbury era, expectations will be very high for the Arizona Cardinals during the 2022 season.

Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill is reportedly “irked” at the fact two of his team’s division rivals are playing in this Sunday’s NFC Championship Game

And Bidwill has every right to feel irked. As does every Cardinals fan in the world. Back on October 24, Arizona was a stellar 7-0, the NFL’s last undefeated team. A few weeks later on December 5, the Cardinals were still among the best teams in football at 10-2. But then Arizona suffered their third straight monumental collapse in the Kliff Kingsbury era, finishing the season 1-5.

Take out the first 13 weeks of the season, and the Cardinals won fewer games than the Houston Texans to finish things off.

Then Arizona went on the road to face the Los Angeles Rams in a first-round postseason matchup and they looked like a team playing for the first overall draft pick than one that earned its first trip to the playoffs since 2015.

Bidwill has made it clear that fool’s gold is no longer acceptable. If it ever was. It’s also becoming clearer that 2022 is Super Bowl or bust for the Cardinals. Or at least Super Bowl contention. Here are three reasons why.