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The Playoff Race
- - - - - With our playoff fate resting in our own hands, the Cardinals came out flat and stumbled to a 20-12 loss to a depleted team heading nowhere. The defeat was emblematic of how much has changed since Week 1, when Arizona defeated San Francisco on the road with its full roster. Yet, one thing hasn't changed: the Cardinals do retain control of their playoff fate, needing a win over the Rams in Week 17. However, there is no backing in; a loss eliminates the Cardinals from playoff contention. With a tie, we would then need the Bears to lose.
NEXT WEEK, @ LOS ANGELES RAMS: The Rams will have something for which to play; a loss by Los Angeles coupled with a Chicago victory, would eliminate the Rams. Oddly enough, if the "Hail Murray" play never happened, the Cardinals, though with one less victory, would have had tie-breaker advantage over Chicago at 8-8 and the Rams would be safely in, allowing them to have rested their entire roster against us. Just seems to be our destiny to do things the hard way. My prediction, Cards win, 19-17.
- - - - - The Cardinals seemed unprepared for the 49ers' rushing attack despite knowing they were facing a third-string quarterback. Nothing new, it seemed. Destined to make backups look like Johnny Unitas and Gayle Sayers is Cardinals tradition, and could be real trouble as our playoff hopes hinge on beating an equally depleted Rams team. Perhaps last week's loss will serve as a wakeup call.
TWENTY-FIFTH 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 25th 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
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