On Sunday the Arizona Cardinals beat the St. Louis Rams 31-14 behind great defensive play. They are now 8-1 and have the NFL's best record. Their only loss was to the Denver Broncos. With the win the Cardinals sent a huge message to the rest of the NFL. "It's time to believe"!
If you are a die hard Cardinal fan or from the valley you are used to the Cardinals doing great and then something goes wrong and then they start losing. Well that is not the case this season. They have continued to win despite all of the adversity they have faced. They have hand numerous injuries but with their "next man up" strategy they continue to compete and win games.
The Cardinals faced another obstacle Sunday when they lost starting QB Carson Palmer to a season ending torn ACL. Back-up Drew Stanton stepped in and threw the go ahead touchdown pass to John Brown. Then the defense stepped up and caused two consecutive turnovers that sealed the victory. If the Cardinals want to reach their goal of being the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl, they are going to have to repeat what they did Sunday. Stanton needs to manage the game and keep the Cardinals close while the defense does what they do and ensures the victory.