Arizona Cardinals – Could They Play the Super Bowl at Home? That is what many NFL fans of the Cardinals are hoping for but the betting odds indicate otherwise.
One of the biggest surprises in the NFL season is the 3-0 start by the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals hot start to the beginning of the NFL season has afforded the Cardinals to play a big game against the Broncos in week 5 with a bye week the week before. The Cardinals have started off the season hot with unlikely wins over the Chargers, Giants and 49ers. The biggest key to the success of the Cardinals is their ability to shut down the run.
According the ESPN, the Cardinals are 4th in the league in opponents rushing yard average. The Cardinals shut down running defense has allowed the team to keep their edge on the field while keeping traditionally high scoring teams from putting touch downs on the board. In fact, the Cardinals have not allowed a team to score more than 17 points against them. What does this mean for the Cardinals odds of making it to the 2015 Super Bowl and be the first team to do it in decades? This impressive feat is highlighted by superb play by Drew Stanton and Carson Palmer at quarterback. Both quarterbacks have looked impressive in their starts. The biggest test for the Cardinals will be the Denver Broncos. Most analysts believe that the Broncos are the best team in the AFC and it will be interesting to see how the Cardinals defense responds to a passing attack orchestrated by Peyton Manning.