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I don't get how that performance doesn't qualify as improvement.

Yeah they played badly when the playoffs were locked up and nothing was really on the line (bad coaching there) but those conditions no longer apply.

Actually something was on the line. They still had a chance of getting a higher seed. You don't mail it in when there is still a chance. You only do that when there is not one.

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Actually something was on the line. They still had a chance of getting a higher seed. You don't mail it in when there is still a chance. You only do that when there is not one.

They couldn't have risen higher than number three, and there's no practical difference between the third and fourth seeds. Both have to play in the wild card round at home. The only difference is who you match up against.

I agree you shouldn't mail it in, but I think you'd have to say they did. To me, that's on the coaches.

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They have not improved in my opinion. They beat Atlanta. A team that has poor DB's because they ran the ball about twice as much as any other game they have played all year and Atlanta's key to defending the pass, Abraham, got mauled on an off day.

They are a good team and they do indeed have a chance against anybody in the league with that O. I strongly disagree with any notion that they have shown improvement since they played us however. After all they played damn near perfect against us and if you take into consideration what they have done collectively since that day, using the word "improvement" is reaching...a BUNCH.

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Being able to generate a running game where there wasn't one is definite improvement.

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hmm 10pts? Sorta fishy spread IMO. Vegas are tempting people to take the Cards which means they will get blown out.

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Being able to generate a running game where there wasn't one is definite improvement.

I completely agree.

I think it needs to happen more than one game though to notch it as sustained improvement.

Carolina has improved its running game considerably since that game and there are numbers to back it up.

Arizona had luck against a team that can barely stop the run anyway. The attempts probably caught Atlanta off guard as much as it did everyone else. Especially when they stayed with it late.

Thy did look better and like they had improved if you look at the last game. But some, including me, are gonna take it as a fluke and even go so far as to say that the "running game" that they may consider and "improvement" actually will take away from their effectiveness as they are much better suited for a pass-first offense and believing they all of a sudden have a running game is uite possibly going to eff up the flow of what they have been forced to do since they overspent on Edgerrin James.

JMO though.

In any case I will argue that Carolina has improved much more as a team since the last meeting than Arizona has.

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Hi, Cards fan here, been coming to your board past few years as we seem to play each other every year. 10 point spread does not surprise me based upon what we have done on the east coast this year. I will say that I prefer playing you guys rather then the Giants due to the weather.

As far as our running game, Edge has been reborn since being inserted into lineup two weeks a go. He has fresh legs and is running like he is playing for a new contract. Boldin is the big question mark, but if he can play, he will.

Our defense feeds off of emotion, and when they are on their game, they play really tough. The key is for our offense not to turn the ball over, as we allowed teams to score like 60% of the time after a turnover.

I am hoping for a good game and the feeling around Phoenix is that we have a shot with a rejuvinated running game to balance out our passing attack.

Here is to a good game.

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I don't get how that performance doesn't qualify as improvement.

Because they have been terrible on the road all year.

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