Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/5/12

The first quarter of the 2012 season is over, surprised as fans and analysts may be the Arizona Cardinals are holding the top spot in the NFC West. Before the start of season the prevailing opinion was the 49′ers were not only the best team in their division but in the entire NFL. While San Francisco has played well, a loss to the Minnesota Vikings has relegated them to second place in the NFC West. Strangely enough, Arizona may owe their success to a division rival.

Before the start of the season Arizona had a dilemma, start Kevin Kolb or John Skelton. Skelton got the starting nod for the week 1 game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, and Kolb joined Matt Flynn on clipboard duty as his teams high priced, bench warming, free agent.… Read more

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