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Thirty-eight years ago, the last time the Arizona Cardinals were 4-0, their home was St. Louis and they were known affectionately as the Big Red.
Nearly a quarter century since departing for the desert, they're on top of their game again.
The surprising Cardinals don't have one of the best offenses in the NFL, far from it actually. Throw out the big plays on defense and they're pretty much middle of the road there, too. Their games are going down to the wire, the last two ending in overtime and three of them decided by a total of nine points.
Not surprisingly, they're just a 1-point favorite to beat the St. Louis Rams. On Thursday night, the Cardinals will have a shot at being the first team to 5-0, two wins shy of the 7-0 start in 1974 by a team that featured Hall of Famers Dan Dierdorf, Roger Wehrli, Larry Wilson and Jackie Smith.
One of the advantages to all the close calls is there's no danger of overconfidence.
''Obviously, we're excited to ...
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I’m responding to an email inquiry, in advance of the Thursday game again this week. With bye weeks starting this week (yes, we had a ‘mini bye’ last week) owners are faced with some difficult add/drop decisions for the first time this season. In an attempt to solve some of the problems, we’ll take a [...]
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Thursday kicks off the weekend fun-filled of pigskin and although there are not many heavyweight battles, this NFC West contest could surprise us quite a bit.
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By Brian Billick
Every Wednesday until the Super Bowl, Brian Billick will write a weekly column looking in-depth at different aspects of the modern NFL and will discuss experiences and insights he gained while coaching and broadcasting.
This we know: The NFL is a quarterback league, as much as it has ever been.
And also this: The large trends that define the game...
The Texans, Falcons and Ravens hold their own atop this week's power rankings, but, there is plenty of movement in the middle ranks... including the Arizona Cardinals making their climb upwards.