Now that the 2021-22 NFL season is well underway, fans can better see which teams are more likely poised for success based on things like roster power, player performance, and wins to losses ratio. One franchise that is proving their dominance in a fresh set of matchups is the Arizona Cardinals. The Red Birds are currently the last undefeated team in the entire league, leading the NFC West 6-0 after their sweeping 37-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Even though the Cardinals occupy a highly competitive division with the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers, it is clear that they have been able to overcome any potential obstacle to get points on the board. While there are still plenty of games left in the regular season, here are three reasons why the Cards have a great shot at obtaining the coveted Super Bowl title come February.
A Roster Jam-Packed with Talent
The Cardinals have one of the best overall rosters in football nowadays, with a whopping four players having made the league’s top 100 players list for 2021. Not only does the franchise possess a highly talented wide receiver in DeAndre Hopkins, but they also have a powerhouse in quarterback Kyler Murray. In fact, according to regular season MVP winner betting odds by expert pundits, Murray is already a top contender for the award based on his performance so far this year. For example, in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, the QB recorded an incredible 400 passing yards and threw for a total of four touchdowns. Murray is also no stranger to prestigious achievements, as this game earned No. 39 the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Other offensive playmakers to look out for include running backs James Conner and Chase Edmonds. On the wide receiver end, Christian Kirk and A.J. Green join Hopkins to create a highly productive and threating offensive line.
A Defense That is Progressing at the Speed of Light
The Cards’ offensive line is not the only thing allowing them to soar high above the competition. After all, touchdowns are necessary to get that final victory score, but without a strong pushback from the defensive line, the opposition is given more room to prevail. The franchise’s defensive section has improved dramatically since last season, currently driven by a three-man team that is allowing one of the best points per game averages in the league (19.0). This elite group is led by lineman J.J. Watt along with safety Budda Baker and linebacker Chandler Jones. The Cardinals’ success on both the offensive and defensive lines can also be attributed to the well-calculated calls made by head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the previous long-term leader of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
All the Momentum in the World
It may come as a surprise to some to know that the Arizona Cardinals have not won a Super Bowl title since 1947. However, fast forward to 2021 and they are the NFL’s top team in terms of wins, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This one-of-a-kind momentum is what will help the franchise to win even more games in the regular season and head into post-season with a spotless record. Not to mention that, nowadays, the environment at Cardinals home games is electric and contagious, with fans cheering wildly for the Birds to continue their undefeated streak to the very end. Since Valentine’s Day is only a few months away, this could be the perfect moment to surprise your partner with a ticket to a Cardinals home game at State Farm Stadium. After all, what could be more memorable than rooting for an undefeated team in a huge sports arena?!