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The Cardinals and Rams will be competing against only each other for the NFC West "crown."
The best quarterback tends to win this division all the time, so Kevin Kolb will have to prove he can play.
While St. Louis's defense is good, it's nothing exceptional on the back end to cover Larry Fitzgerald. Arizona's defense is experienced but not too old.
Safety Adrian Wilson will fight through a torn biceps and that will be huge if he can play near his standards.
The schedule for the Cardinals is pathetic.
Not only do they make the NFC West trip twice, they face Washington, Carolina, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Minnesota.
Even if Kolb isn't what Reid and Wisenhunt think he'll crack up to be, he can play better than many of the quarterbacks on the schedule.
The division sees a lot of turnover because of mediocrity and the Cardinals are in prime position to take advantage of a young quarterbacked team in St. Louis.
The Cardinals will win the division but will not make the Super Bowl like the last time they did so.