Yesterday at University of Phoenix Stadium the Cardinals faced the second best team in the NFC, the Detroit Lions. Detroit came in with the best defense in the league and held the Cardinals to just 14 points. Many people especially here in Phoenix think the Cardinals defense is the best. Well they proved it by holding the Detroit offense to just 6 points. They didn't even give up a touchdown!
The Cardinals started the game with two scoring drives that ended with touchdowns. They took an early 14-0 lead and hung on to improve to 9-1. There were a lot of good plays on offense but it was the defense that came up big for the Cardinals.
The win gives them the best record in the NFL. In the NFC they are 2 games ahead of 4 teams that are 7-3 and they lead the NFC West by 3 games. The Patriot's are the closest AFC team at 8-2. The Cardinals have 6 games remaining and if they were to split those games they would finish the season at 12-4.
Nationally the Cardinals are just now getting attention after their win against the Detroit Lions. Despite all the hurdles they have had to jump they are making more and more football fans believe they are not just a fluke. With each win the Cardinals are one step closer to being the first team in NFL history to host the Super Bowl.