Cardinals can wrap up division crown this week

Coach Bruce Arians has guided the Arizona Cardinals to three straight 10-win seasons.
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The Arizona Cardinals can wrap up a playoff spot with a victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night.

Winners of six in a row, the Cardinals (10-2) can also clinch the NFC West Division title if they beat Minnesota and the Seattle Seahawks lose at the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Arizona holds a three-game lead atop the division and owns a two-game edge over the Green Bay Packers and Vikings for the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye in the postseason. Unbeaten Carolina (12-0) currently holds down the top seed in the conference.

The Cardinals have put together three straight 10-win seasons under Bruce Arians, the first time that’s happened since 1974-76, when the franchise was still based in St. Louis. They can also wrap up the division crown with a loss to Minnesota, but would need outside help.


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