My editor emailed at 3:18 p.m. ET on Wednesday with a simple request: Give me one team that missed the playoffs in 2012 that will make it in 2013.
I love the Chicago Bears' potential under Marc Trestman. But that's a conventional wisdom take; that's not bold. The New York Giants have future Hall of Famers at coach and quarterback, and I love what GM Jerry Reese did over the past couple days, shedding about $14 million in cap space and retooling the G-Men. Big Blue will be back, but that doesn't pack a punch. Here's something that does:
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 Arizona Cardinals will make the playoffs.