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It's no secret that the way you beat the Cardinals is through the air—Arizona ranks 30th against the pass.
The good news for Arizona, however, is that over the next nine games, seven opponents rank 20th or worse in passing yards. In Weeks 10 and 13, the Cardinals face the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys, respectively. The Eagles are ninth in passing yards and the Cowboys sit at seventh in the league.
Against the Eagles, Arizona's front seven will be able to hound quarterback Michael Vick. The blueprint has been drawn up for stopping Vick: apply pressure and he'll make mistakes.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo presents a more challenging matchup for the Cardinals, however. The Dallas pass catchers historically have shown good timing with Romo and are big, physical receivers. The Cardinals secondary has struggled against similar wideouts (Hakeem Nicks & Anquan Boldin). Week 13 will be their toughest matchup.
The fact that the Cardinals' remaining schedule is littered with some of the worst passing offenses, including the San Francisco 49ers, provides optimism that they will be able to win the majority of those games. The Cardinals secondary will not be tested as much as they have been, and the front seven will display their dominance as they did in the first half against the Ravens.
The wins are coming.