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Are Arizona Cardinals the NFC West's 2nd best team now?

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An ESPN reporter believes that might be the case.

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss filed a brief video report that summed up the moves that the Arizona Cardinals have made thus far during the offseason, highlighting the additions of Jared Veldheer and Ted Ginn. It did not mention Antonio Cromartie, as the video was before the announced one-year contract.

However, if you will note, Weinfuss makes a statement at the very end that should please Arizona fans.

"With Arizona's haul this offseason, the Cardinals have made strides in closing the gap between the top of the NFC West -- the Seattle Seahawks -- and themselves. In my opinion, they have cut it so close to the San Francisco 49ers, they might have actually overtaken them for the second-best team in the NFC West. Obviously, it's a long season and we still have a ways to go, but at this point, the race is getting closer by the day."

Do you agree?

Have the Cardinals closed the gap? Seattle lost receivers Golden Tate and Sidney Rice and defensive linemen Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. The 49ers have lost Donte Whitner and Mario Manningham.

Arizona lost Andre Roberts and Karlos Dansby, but added Jared Veldheer, Ted Ginn and Antonio Cromartie.

Clearly the Seahawks, until proven otherwise, are the division's top team. You earn that title as the Super Bowl champions.

But are the Cardinals now better than, or at least equal to, the 49ers?

Vote on it and debate it in the comment section.


Have the Arizona Cardinas surpassed the San Francisco 49ers as the NFC West's second-best team?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    (437 votes)
  • 31%
    No, but they are even with the Niners
    (253 votes)
  • 15%
    No, the Niners are still better
    (123 votes)
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