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CHANGING OF THE GUARDS
- - - - - It took awhile, but the Cardinals can now say they've beaten every NFL team at least once, as a representative of Arizona. All 32 teams, including all those times they've beaten themselves. The 28-3 victory over the hapless Jets also evens the team's record at 3-3 and sets up a critical matchup with division-leading Seattle.
- - - - - The win, though appearing to have come easy based on the final margin, depended heavily on the performance of a couple of substitutes, most notably guards Earl Watford and John Wetzel. Though Watford is a bit of a known commodity, having filled in on other occasions over the years, the Cardinals had to dig deep on the depth chart to find Wetzel. However, by the time it was all over, David Johnson rushed for three touchdowns and now has six consecutive games with at least 100 yards from scrimmage, a first for the Cardinals' franchise.
- - - - - Arizona ended a 41-year drought against the Jets. Now, the opponent against whom the Cardinals have the longest drought is the Steelers. Since Coach Arians arrival, Arizona has beaten every NFC team and has wins over all AFC opponents except for Pittsburgh (last win, 2007), Denver (2010), New England (2012), and Miami (2012). We'll get a shot at the Dolphins later this year.
NEXT WEEK, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: The Cardinals trail Seattle by 1.5 games and this Sunday night's home date with the Seahawks will go a long way in determining the eventual NFC West champion. Also, the contest will determine the all-time leader in the head-to-head series, currently tied at 17-17. My prediction, Cards win, 18-17.
TWENTY-FIRST 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 21st 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 Nineteenth-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.