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The Playoff Race
- - - - - In 2014, the Seahawks were able to erase a three-game deficit in the season's final six weeks thanks to two late-season games against the Arizona Cardinals. This time around, they're likely to find a steeper hill to climb. having lost the home contest 39-32 and at least temporarily surrendering the tie-breaker edge.
- - - - - For the Cardinals' part, it was far from a clean game, and three turnovers by Carson Palmer can be added to his four from his last road game in Seattle, also a seven-point victory. More impressive, however, was the team's ability to dust itself off after two devastating blows in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter which saw the once-impressive 19-0 lead completely wiped out. With Jaron Brown entering the game in place of Michael Floyd, the offensive production didn't miss a beat, and perhaps saved the game with a completion on a deflected pass that was destined for a crippling interception. Meanwhile, Earl Watford stepped in for the injured Iupati to secure the left side of the line; but while the running game was mostly kept in check, it took a draw by Ellington around the edge to ultimately put the game out of reach.
NEXT WEEK, CINCINNATI BENGALS: The victory gives the Cardinals a three-game lead in the division and a one-game lead in the overall series against the Seahawks. Next up is Cincinnati, and while the Cardinals cannot even the all-time series with the Bengals this weekend, they can close to within one game, then draw even with a win in the Super Bowl, should Cincinnati be fortunate enough to qualify, of course. My prediction, Cards win, 24-13.
TWENTIENTH 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 20th 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.