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Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws during the second half against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

6. Arizona Cardinals: 9-7

The Cardinals are one of the most talented teams in football, though they play in such a rough division that a wild card will not be an easy feat. With a rather tough schedule the Cardinals will sneak into the playoffs with a 9-7 record. I could see this team winning anywhere from 9 to 11 games this season. For the sake of prediction I will stick with 9-7.

The 2014 Cardinals team was gritty team that ran through all its options and then some at the quarterback position. With the return of Carson Palmer, the Cardinals offense has a chance to take off in the 2015 season. They drafted D.J. Humphries in the first round an offensive tackle that should help their line dramatically. They also drafted David Johnson. Johnson is an underrated running back from Northern Iowa in the third round. The team may actually have balance in 2015.

If Palmer can stay on the field the Cardinals should be a strong team this season. The Cards defense is very stout. Patrick Peterson may be the best cornerback in the game.

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