You would think a team that is in sole possession of the NFC’s best record would be the talk of the sports world, but the Arizona Cardinals are a afterthought to alot of critics.
Insert a franchise rich with history named the Dallas Cowboys, who are having their best season of recent memory, and you have the platform needed to make a statement.That is what Carson Palmer and the Cardinals did on Sunday, by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 28-17 to move to 7-1 on the season. Raise your hand if at the halfway point this season you had the Arizona Cardinails leading the NFC West division. Anyone? It is a underdog story ever person can gravitate to, and root for to go all the way to the championship game.
But are the Arizona Cardinals really a underdog?
Its hard to call a team a underdog when they play stout defensivly,and bottle up one of the leagues top running backs. The Arizona Cardinals held Demarco Murray in check thoughout the game, and to his first game on the season rushing under 100 yards. Palmer remained perfect this year as the Cardinals starter, by throwing 3 touchdown passes and 249 yards. Can the Cardinals maintain this momentum to the playoffs? If they play as well as they did tonight against the Cowboys, they can make a run at the Lombardi Trophy. Palmer has been playing lights out, and looks rejuvinated after missing time with nerve damage earlier this year. Palmer is key for Arizona to make a push towards to playoffs. He needs to continue his recent streak of not turning the ball over, something he was known for earlier in his career.
Are the Cardinals for real?
Without a doubt.