Joshua: One of the bigger surprise stories of this season: The Cardinals are 8-5 and within one game of the NFC Wild Card race. Why are the Cardinals so much better than in previous seasons and do fans truly believe they can win one of those spots from San Francisco and/or Carolina?
Scott: It all starts with the quarterback. Clearly Carson Palmer has been the difference. It is a quarterback driven league. He started out very shaky but has 12 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions in the past 6 games. The fan base is split on whether the Cards can overtake the Niners for a playoff spot. It very well might come down to their week 17 matchup in Arizona.