Originally posted by obx49:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Do you guys realize, that in the past 13 games, the Cardinals are 11-2? That's sayin' something. 49ers better watch out, because the Cards hit them in the mouth last season!
I hope that doesn't happen this year.
They piled up wins late last year when the schedule got easier. Their last 9 games in 2011 they only played 2 teams with winning records, the 49ers & Bengals (1-2 in those games). Not to mention 4 OT wins last year, and 1 this year. They've been pretty fortunate.
They live on the edge. I give them credit because they're on a hell of a run. I don't think it's possible to maintain it with the way they barely eke out wins.
I'm sorry but that's such a weak argument, this can also be said about the Niners. Save the Jets game we also eked out most of our wins. A win is a win in this talent rich league and we shouldn't take any team for granted and I don't believe Harbaugh and company do either. Arizona is for real, that defense is a smash mouth defense that can rack up sacks if our OL isn't prepared. I wouldn't be surprised in the least bit to see us split and make us a little nervous about winning the division.
We eked out wins against the Packers and Lions?? We dominated both teams. I know what the final box score said, but we thoroughly outplayed both of them.
The Cardinals are being out gained every game. Yes, I know points are more important than yards, but over time it will come back to get them. You cannot win over the long haul if you're being outgained every game.
I won't take the Cards seriously until I see what they do later in the year. They play SF, @GB, @ATL in a 3-game stretch, as well as 4 road games in 5 weeks. If they come out of that unscathed, then they have my respect.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Oct 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM ]