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Arizona Cardinals still in NFC Playoff hunt

Despite the down year, the Arizona Cardinals are still in a position to make the playoffs.

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The Arizona Cardinals were down and out last week.

A dejected team with a fan base that couldn't make sense of what happened the previous week.

That led to questions about everything, hell we'll look at that possibility tomorrow or Wednesday.

It seemed like this week would be the final nail in the coffin for the 2017 Arizona Cardinals.

That didn't matter to Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals.

Now, after week 12 is over, the NFC has played all their games, the Arizona Cardinals are still, somehow miraculously in the playoff picture.

In fact, they sit at the 12 seed, but tied with the three teams in front of them at 5-6. Those teams include the Packers, Cowboys and Redskins.

While it is still a longshot the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs this year, they're still in it, which sounds completely irrational when you look at the last several weeks.

NFC Playoff Standings:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (9-2)
  3. Los Angeles Rams (8-3)
  4. New Orleans Saints (8-3)
  5. Carolina Panthers (8-3)
  6. Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
  8. Detroit Lions (6-5)
  9. Green Bay Packers (5-6)
  10. Dallas Cowboys (5-6)
  11. Washington Redskins (5-6)
  12. Arizona Cardinals (5-6)

Of course, tomorrow we have the fresh 2018 NFL Draft order, so let's enjoy the distant thought of the playoffs.