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Arizona Cardinals Fly Around the NFC West

I won't state the obvious about the division crumbling around the Cardinals and them currently holding a 2.5 game lead (wait did I say that outloud?). The NFC West is quickly turning into the NFC Worst and with each team having a difficult schedule, they probably won't pull out of it anytime soon. The Cardinals can sit back this weekend and watch their division mates play teams with a combined 12-5 record.

San Francisco: The Niners are coming off a disappointing loss considering that they had a nine point lead on the Eagles at the start of the fourth quarter before falling apart. Three JT O'Sullivan turnovers (two picks and a fumble) led to 23 fourth quarter points for the Eagles. Obviously giving up a lead like that in the manner that it was done will lead to some questions about what was the coach thinking, especially considering that the running game is the strength of the team. Next up for the 2-4 Niners are the newly defeated New York Giants and the Niners wouldn't mind taking something out of the Cleveland Browns playbook. Oh and if you're looking for an interesting read, check out Patrick Willis' blogging abilities for playboy.com.

Next Three: @NYG, SEA, Bye

Seattle: As much as I hate to give the SeaBirds credit for anything, they actually played pretty admirably considering that Charlie Frye started the game for them. His final line of 83 yards passing, zero touchdowns and two interceptions didn't exactly do much to inspire confidence in his abilities. To make matters worse for the 1-4 Hawks, Matt Hasselbeck has already been ruled out of this week's contest against the Bucaneers. The team is hopeful that Seneca Wallace will be able to go this week but that's still up in the air. They're not real happy about anything in the great northwest, especially their first round pick, Lawrence Jackson.

Next Three: @TB, @SF, PHI

St. Louis: In case any Cardinals fans were too busy celebrating to notice, the Rams won a game last weekend against the Redskins. Needless to say that the new head coach, Jim Haslett is the most popular guy in town right now but they'll get tested this week when the depleted, downtrodden Cowboys come to town. The Rams are cautiously optimistic that their run defense and pass protection will hold up though.

Next Three: DAL, @NE, ARI