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Arizona Cardinals' Best Case/Worst Case Scenario For Season

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May 11, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt during rookie mini camp at the Cardinals practice facility.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
May 11, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt during rookie mini camp at the Cardinals practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

A few days ago (I missed it), Mike Sando did a series of posts that looked at the dream scenario or nightmare scenario for each team in the NFC West. The Arizona Cardinals' scenarios happened to be stark contrasts from one another.

In the dream scenario, the Cardinals finish 11-5 and beat the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17 to lock of the NFC West.

The nightmare scenario is not so pleasant. They finish 5-11 and get blown out by San Fran in the final week of the season.

Kevin Kolb in the nightmare scenario suffers a concussion in the Hall of Fame Game and with Skelton starting, the offense stinks, as the running game never gets going.

If you look at some of the things that Sando describes, the truth is that things could easily go one way or the other. Typically, though, not all things just go good or bad.

Can the Cardinals mitigate their bad things? The most likely good things to happen are likely connected to the team's defense. With how Sam Acho played and an offseason to boot, I can see him breaking out and becoming someone very disruptive. Same thing with Patrick Peterson.

At the same time, the offense becoming one-sided with injury issues at running back is completely possible, regardless of whether or not Kevin Kolb stays healthy.

And there are real concerns about Kolb suffering another concussion.

So...the question is for us as Cardinals fans is whether or not EVERYTHING has to go right for the Cards to take the division.

So...tell us. Will this season will be the best case scenario, the worst case scenario....or something in between?

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