The Cardinals Look to Rule NFC West

If you like rollercoasters, you’ll love the Arizona Cardinals. Over the past years they have experienced high highs, and Ryan Lindleyesque lows. As AnalyticalFootball’s power ratings cover only the regular season, 2015 appears to end on a high note, with the passing attack leading the way.

Of course, the playoffs were not kind to Arizona in 2015.  After barely holding off a weak Green Bay team in the divisional round, Arizona headed to Carolina where it was thoroughly humiliated.

 

Arizona Power Ratings 2013-2015
Arizona Power Ratings 2013-2015

They’ll have Honey Badger back.  Their running game is looking the best it has for years. And they have Bruce Arians.

While the team generally looks solid and could even be considered favourite for the NFC West title, where Arizona goes in 2016 feels like an open-question.  Foremost in Cardinals’ fans minds if of course, does Carson Palmer continue at his torrid regular season pace or does he go “full Delhomme” in September after the playoff nightmares?

Where will the roller-coaster go next?