...the Cardinals would be in the playoffs!
Hope we can still say that after 16 games. There's still a lot of football to be played. But I'm encouraged by the possibility: the Falcons are hurting and probably will not make the playoffs, the NFC East is weak and will likely not produce a wild card winner, and the teams in the NFC North are about equal in quality and probably will beat up on each other, potentially leaving no wild card winner in that division either. it's not impossible for the NFC West to produce three playoff teams this year.
Why not the Cardinals? It could happen!