WEEK 15 -- PLAYOFF UPDATE
To survive playoff elimination through Week 15, the Cardinals need:
Additionally, in order to avoid the need for future game to end in a draw, the Cardinals would need:
Keep in mind that the Cardinals lose all tie-breakers, except to Carolina. Note, also, that there is some overlap in the above games. Carolina plays Green Bay on Sunday, and our rooting interest may depend on the outcome of the Lions' game against Chicago on Saturday. Should the Lions win, we would prefer the Packers to lose to Carolina, since if both DET and GBP win, we would be reduced to having to root for a draw in their head-to-head game in Week 17. Similarly, Dallas plays Seattle in Week 16; a Cowboys' win over Oakland puts them at 8 wins forcing us into having to root for a tie in their Week 16 contest against the Seahawks. Best to have to Cowboys lose their two games not against Seattle.
In summary, to clinch the six-seed, the Cardinals' path without ties would be:
-ARI wins all three games (WSH/NYG/SEA)
JACK OF A FEW TRADES
- - - - - Special teams, or more specifically, Phil Dawson, stepped up in a large way to end the Cardinals' two-game losing streak, booting through the 57-yard game-winner with one second left against Jacksonville. He also connected on three other field goal, an extra point, and made the touchdown-saving (at the moment) tackle on a long kickoff return.
TWENTY-SECOND 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 22nd 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 CARDINALS ARE CHARGING"
"The Cardinals Are Charging" was written for both the St. Louis Baseball and Football Cardinals on June 29, 1960. Although the baseball team stopped using the march several years later, the fight song can still be heard at all home football games for the now Arizona Cardinals. The music and words were composed by songwriters Irving Bibo (1889-1962) and Larry Kent. Originally, the lyrics had "all St. Louis" in place of "Arizona" (Line 7), and "St. Louis" instead of "Arizona" (Line 8). Download from the following versions: Real Audio, and MIDI.