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Final Verdict: The Arizona Cardinals' blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts may not have been the biggest stunner of Week 12 so far as fewest votes for a winning team, but it's easily the week's biggest surprise.
Sure, one-third of the panel picked Arizona and their stout defense at home against a Colts team having some issues with consistence on offense.
If any of them tell you they thought the final score would be 40-11, you may want to step back.
They're about to be struck with lightning.
ESPN: Cardinals (10-3)
CBS Sports: Cardinals (6-2)
Fox Sports: Cardinals (3-2)
USA Today: Cardinals (5-2)
Bleacher Report: Tied (6-6)
Overall: Cardinals (30-15)
They haven't earned many style points along the way, but 10 games into the 2013 season, the Arizona Cardinals sit at 6-4 and very much in the playoff hunt in the NFC.
This week will go a long way toward establishing whether the Cardinals are contenders or pretenders, as Sunday the Redbirds welcome the first-place Indianapolis Colts to the Valley of the Sun.
The majority of the experts like the Cardinals to get the win, but the vote was split right down the middle here at Bleacher Report.
NFC West Lead Writer Tyson Langland agrees that Arizona is the pick:
Ever since Reggie Wayne landed on injured reserve, Andrew Luck has had trouble finding consistent playmakers outside of T.Y. Hilton. I would have never imagined saying this prior to the season, but the Arizona Cardinals are a more talented football team than the Indianapolis Colts with six weeks left to play.
However, NFL National Lead Writer Michael Schottey feels that the disparity at quarterback will carry the day. "The Colts offense is floundering without Reggie Wayne," Schottey said, "and the Cardinals defense is legit. Yet, in the end, I believe a whole lot more in Andrew Luck than in Carson Palmer.