by Matt Snyder
The good news is that the Arizona Cardinals are going to win the NFC West for the first time ever (not the franchise, I'm saying Arizona Cardinals). The bad news is that they can't make the Super Bowl -- not even the conference championship.
The loss last night in Philly was more of the same for this year's Cards. They simply can't win when they head East.
Look at their losses. First of all, the home loss to the Giants isn't a black mark at all. They played the best team in the NFL close for four quarters, and had a certain individual caught a textbook onside kick, they might have won the thing. I'm just gonna toss that one out. The other 11 games, when broken down, illustrate a Jeckyl and Hyde team.
Cardinals in their seven wins
What these games have in common is that they were not played in the Eastern time zone. Another item in common is the final score ended up with the Arizona Cardinals having a higher point total. Several times it hasn't even been close. The final tally has the Cardinals outscoring opponents 214-121. So they average a 31-17 victory. Good offense, good defense, and a pretty comfortable margin.
Cardinals East Coast Woes a Serious Problem originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.