Arizona Cardinals (4-2) at Minnesota Vikings (4-2)
Wow. Who would have thought when these two teams met week 7, it would be a game of 4-2 teams with potential future playoff ramifications. In a year that has once again been full of surprises, these two are probably the league’s two most surprisingly good teams. However, as I’ve said all along, I believe one team is for real and one isn’t.
When Arizona started 4-0, I called them one of the worst 4-0 teams ever and mentioned that I did the same thing with the Broncos in 2009. The Broncos, much like the Cardinals this year, were one of my preseason picks to be among the worst in the league. After the Broncos started 2-0, 3-0, 4-0 etc, I started calling them the worst 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, etc team ever because of how they were winning. I got some negative comments and hate mail for that. The Broncos started 6-0 that year and ended the season 8-8. The Cardinals could see something similar happen.
So many things pointed to the Cardinals’ early ...