Once I thought the Arizona Cardinals were dead meat in the NFC West, not because of what they are but because of what they were. And what they were was the last Super Bowl loser.
So what? So Super Bowl losers historically pancake the next season, with seven of the last eight failing to make the playoffs. Arizona was going to be the next in line, only now I'm convinced it won't. In fact, now I'm convinced the Cards could make another run deep into January because they are doing what they did not and could not a year ago.