Cardinals crush Mag’s predictions

January, 17, 2014
Jan 17
2:00
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Midway through the season, I came across the ESPN The Magazine's NFL preview issue and wrote about its predictions for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Magazine thought the Cards would go 3-13, their offense would finish 22nd and the defense would be 18th. Arizona blew those predictions out of the desert, finishing 10-6, while the offense was 12th in the league and the defense finished sixth.

Then there was The Magazine's schedule predictor, which had a good first half, going 5-for-8. Arizona's 180-degree turnaround in the second half made it tougher for The Magazine to accurately predict the Cards' wins and losses and the publication went 3-for-8 down the stretch. It got the losses to Philadelphia and San Francisco and the win over St. Louis correct but missed on all the others.

 

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter

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