As a lifelong Arizona Cardinals fan of 40 years (including their time in St. Louis); I couldn't help to think - have the Cardinals started 3-0 ever in my lifetime?
The Arizona Cardinals defeated the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Ma today 20-18. Â The Cardinals were led by a fierce defensive effort that held the potent Patriots offense to 1 touchdown and were gifted a missed field goal attempt by Stephen Gostkowski from 42 yards with 5 seconds remaining.
Thanks to the Polish Shankapotamus (Gostkowski), the Cardinals are 2-0 to start the NFL season for the first time since 2008. Â The Cardinals have the opportunity to start a season 3-0 for the first time since 1974
against the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday in Glendale, AZ.
The Â 1974 St. Louis Cardinals were led by Jim Hart, Mel Gray and Roger Wehrli.
The Cardinals played their football games at the old Busch Stadium in St. Louis on astro turf under the Bidwill family ownership group.
The field was 100 yards long.
1974, the last time the football Cardinals started 3-0, was the year former Phoenix Suns favorite Steve Nash, Yankee great Derek Jeter and stunt artist Steve-O were born.
In 1974, break dancing wasn't popular, I-anything wasn't available, and the price of gas was 55 cents per gallon.
If the Cardinals were to start the season 3-0, they would have a distinct opportunity to run their record to 7-0* heading into a Monday football contest against the San Francisco 49ers on October 29, 2012.
The last time the Cardinals started 7-0?
Until Next Time,
*After next weekends Philadelphia game at home, the Cardinals play Miami (H), St. Louis (A), Buffalo (H), Minnesota (A).