On-Line NFL Pool
NFL Fight Songs
"The Cardinal" Bio
The Playoff Race
- - - - - With a recent history of strong showings in Seattle, the Cardinals built on the previous week's performance against the Browns with a convincing win at the playoff-bound Seahawks. Defensively, Arizona crushed Seattle's efforts to move the ball downfield, led by Chandler Jones' dominating performance to put him within reach of the single-season sack record. A downfield forced fumble further powered the Cardinals' cause on their way to the 27-13 victory and to narrow Seattle's all-time series lead to just one game. The outcome may end up costing the Seahawks the overall one-seed, depending on the results of Week 17's games.
- - - - - Kyler Murray's hamstring injury may have kept him out of much of the second half, though Brett Hundley filled in admirably (after a terrible first series hampered by predictable play-calling from the bench). Particularly notable was his sideline cutback to set up the game-clinching touchdown one play later. Despite another impressive performance by Kenyan Drake, I do worry about his motivation going forward. With the disclaimer that I have never met him, his touchdown celebrations lead me to believe that he is more concerned with getting paid than with building a winner in Arizona. Some organization will understandably compensate him handsomely; what remains to be seen is if they will get in return a similar drive as what he has demonstrated the second half of this season.
NEXT WEEK, @ LOS ANGELES RAMS: In the final game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, it is fitting that one of the three teams still in existence when the stadium first opened its doors in 1923 will be there to visit. While neither team will be punching its ticket to the post-season this year, a Cardinals' victory may suggest that these two teams are indeed headed in opposite directions, sliding past each other as we head into 2020. My prediction, Cards win, 20-17.
TWENTY-FOURTH SEASON UNDERWAY
- - - - - As you've probably already noticed, "The Cardinal's" Nest, the Internet's longest-running website dedicated to the Arizona Cardinals, has
undergone a few changes over the years as we embark on our 24th season. This newer setup will hopefully make it easier for you, the fans, to navigate
these pages. After all, isn't life already hard enough being a Cardinals fan?
- - - - - The bar at the left will contain the links to the other pages on this site, including icons for some of the larger features.
Meanwhile, play in my 24th-annual On-Line NFL Pool has begun and the Chicago Cardinals Photo
Album, featuring photos and other game memorabilia from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has opened. Also, check out the
"Arizona Sports Fans" Message Board. As always, if you have any
suggestions, comments, or questions, please feel free to send me E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org;
I always enjoy hearing from Cardinals fans around the country and the world.