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Arizona's is for real!

Posted on: January 19, 2009 7:07 am

How can anyone deny the Arizona Cardinals now?  People will say they're lucky, others will say they stand no chance against the Steelers.  My feeling is - these people haven't been watching.  Arizona outplayed Atlanta in every facet of the game, everyone thought - 'that's no big deal Atlanta isn't that good anyways.'  Then they demolished, destroyed and obliterated Carolina.  Many people thought that was a fluke, well what do you have to say now after they put up points at will against the vaunted Eagles 'D'?   They have the best receiving tandem in the NFL.  They have an experienced QB who reads the blitz as well as anyone in the NFL.  They have a tandem of running backs in the backfield who have enough ability and versitility to keep defences honest and they have a damn good defence, that has come up with stops and forced quarterbacks to make bad decisions. 

I'm not trying to take anything away from the Pittsburgh Steelers.  They have an amazing defence and deserve to be where they are too, but nobody is questioning them.  Everyone seems to agree they're good.  We know all about Ben Rothlisberger, 'Fast' Willy Parker and Hines Ward.  You have to have been living under a rock to no know about all the superstar players on their defence.  They may very well stomp out the Cardinals on SuperBowl Sunday, but I'm sure of one thing, they better not overlook them.  Arizona will be tough and will once again show the world they deserve their place in the NFL's showpiece game. 

My prediction - Final Score 27-24 Arizona shocks the world!


Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2009 8:12 pm

Arizona's is for real!

Nice post Gozoboy.

Az is presents a difficult match-up for the Pittsburg Def.  Warner and company are really hard to stop when they spread the field.  1-on-1 coverage against Fitz, Bolden or Breaston is going to be brutal on Pitt.  Pittsburg is going to have to gamble at times with the blitz to slow down the air attack and if they get caught out of position (which they most likely will) Warner's quick release will rip off big chunks of yardage.


On the flip side Pittsburg offense is grind it out ball control.  There is really nothing too dangerous that they will throw at the Cards.  When the Cards stuff the Pitt base plays where will they're offense gain yards?  Ward-hurt?  Holmes-although he is good, he pales in comparison to Fitz & Bolden.  Heath Miller- TE's not named Gonzales or Gates are good for 4 or 5 catches and 50-75 yards.


Cards take this one

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