The Cardinals have now won 4 of the last 5 now, and look to continue their new-found winning ways this week against the San Francisco 49ers. But believe it or not, there are still some questions surrounding the Cardinals franchise that need to be answered.
The ROTB Writing Staff took their shot at three of them. Hit the jump to see their answers, and don't forget to answer the questions yourself in the comments below.
Jesse Reynolds: Playoffs? I want to believe but it's hard too. So much has to go right for us and so much more has to go wrong for everyone else. Right now I just want to see improvement in the offense and to see the defense continually play at a high level. IF that happens than I will start believing in playoffs. First we have to beat the Niners and that should be everyone's focus.
Jess Root: A dream? Yes. Viable? Not really yet. I think that we can as fans hope and hang on to the possibility of it. in Monday's press conference, Ken Whisenhunt put the kabosh on any playoff talk. Realistically, if the Cardinals somehow beat the 49ers on Sunday, then I think we can start getting hopes up (probably to be disappointed as Cardinals fans are accustomed to being.)
JoeCB1991: It is possible, but not very likely at all. A lot of things have to fall our way, and in the end i don't think winning out to go 9-7 will be enough to get it done. I see 7-9 being the most likely finish right now.
Jesse Reynolds: Beating the Niners is going to be tough, but I believe we have a good chance at doing it. The 49ers haven't been playing as well lately, they lost to the Ravens and were held to 3 field goals against a depleted and inept Rams defense for the first half of that game. They also have been committing more penalties, with 7 penalties versus us, 8 penalties versus the Rams and 7 versus the Ravens (overall the Niners are ranked 27 in the league with 7.5 penalties a game and 9.6 on away games). Stopping the run of course will be the first order, stopping Michael Crabtree is the second order. The last few games Crabtree has been playing very well. Also with Patrick Willis likely to miss the game, the Cardinals being at home and emotions running high, I believe we have a very solid chance at victory.
Jess Root: Easy answer -- score more points than San Fran. But that's a dumb answer. The truth is that in San Francisco the defense played well enough to win if the offense could have produced anything at all. Kevin Kevin Kolb will need to play something similar to the way he played against the Cowboys. If they can actually move the ball, they will have a chance. The SF secondary could be prone to the big play.