Seattle @ Arizona
Occasionally in an attempt to better understand these match-ups I like to take a look at statistics. It’s this kind of new age analytics that keeps me on the cutting edge of the industry. So let’s turn to some numbers now. The Cardinals are 4-4. Their four wins (two of which were in overtime) have come against teams with a combined record of 5-20 (in games not against Arizona), with an average margin of victory of 5 points. Their four losses have come against teams with a combined record of 19-10 by an average margin of almost 21 points. Now comes the tricky part of this whole statistics movement, trying to decipher these complicated figures. I’m going to take a stab at it though and conclude that the Cardinals are good enough to beat sub-par competition, but struggle mightily when they play quality opponents. I know, I know, I'm dangling way out there on that limb. You’re probably thinking to yourself, he’s reckless, he’s brazen, he’s extremely charismatic and probably in great shape physically. Think what you must, but these numbers don’t lie ... I think. Again, I’m still getting used to this.