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Cardinals will make playoffs with Drew S
Posted: 13 Nov 2017 11:47 PM
The 8-1 Cardinals aren't really a much different team without Carson Palmer and with Drew Stanton at quarterback.They are still a playoff team, just one that still will bechallenged towin their division, let alone represent the NFC in a home-fieldSuper Bowl.When Palmer was on the shelf with his shoulder injury earlier in the season, Stanton went 2-1 as a starter. On Sunday, he was the reason they avoided upset at the hands of the Rams.MORE: Palmer placed on IR | 14 most important games in Anthony Munoz Jersey playoff chase | Must-see images But beforePalmer tore his ACL in a non-contact injury vs. St. Louis, he was 5-0 and had a 95.6 pa ser rating, playing his best football in a decade . Stanton has executed some big plays see the 48-yard go-ahead touchdownto John Brown while avoiding big mistakes (no turnovers), but he's still completing fewer than half of his attempts and is rated 81.6.Stanton doesbringsome mobility along with the arm needed to stretch the field, a sets that helped him as the fill-in. In the Cardinals' only lo s, however, he gavethem little chance to compete with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.That's just it. Stanton, like Palmer, is physically limited. In an era where teams can no longerhide the quarterback a la Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer, game manager/caretaker types can only take a Cincinnati Bengals Jersey team so far.The Cardinals do have the running back, receivers, upgraded offensive line, dominant run defense and blitzing pa s defense to facilitate Stanton's job of winning games. We've known that, and seen it. It will work enough to win more than three of their remaining games, ensuring they'll finishat least 11-5 and improve onlast year's 10-6 finish. It'sgood enough to make the postseason.But 8-1 also means they have only a two-game lead on the Seahawks with two games left against those sameSeahawks. Their season finale also looms in San Francisco Jeremy Hill Jersey , against what will be a muchbetter 49ers team than Stanton helped them dispatch in Week 3.Their two other home games, against 7-2 Detroit and 6-3 Kansas City, aren't cupcakes. Their easiest two games, Atlanta and St. Louis, are on the road.As good as the Cardinals have been under Bruce Arians taking care of busine s against everyone except Denver on the road,there remainslittle breathing room.STEELE: Seahawks' path backto Super Bowl goes through ailing Cardinals If they want to make a run to get to the Super Bowl in Arizona, they'll need to start in Arizona with a bye to have achance. Five teams in the NFC are within two games of them. The two they beat, Philadelphia and Dallas, still stand justone win back.Seattle and Jordan Willis Jersey San Francisco remain the biggestobstacles, just as they were a season ago.Given all the hurdles Arians' team has cleared so far, he has reason to believe in Stanton becoming a Super Bowl quarterback. Recent history and the near future, however, says that's unlikely to happen.
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