Cardinals 5-1 for 1st time in 38 years, but road gets tougher

The Arizona Cardinals franchise is 5-1 for the first time in 38 years. The team sits alone atop the NFC West, with a two-game cushion in the loss column over San Francisco and Seattle.

Now the road gets a whole lot tougher.

There are three other one-loss teams in the NFL, and Arizona plays two of them the next two weeks. First up is a home game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. A week later, there's a trip to Dallas to face the steamrolling Cowboys.

After Sunday's 24-13 win at Oakland, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said his team was "nothing special."

On Monday, he expanded on that. There is no team on the schedule, he said, that the Cardinals can't beat or that can't beat them.



AP NFL website: and