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Cardinals given worst odds to make playoffs in upcoming season

Posted: 3:18 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 00:08:48Z

With a brand new set of quarterbacks, questions at wide receiver and on the offensive line, and a brutal schedule filled with tough division opponents, it's easy to see why oddsmakers don't think the Arizona Cardinals will be playoff-bound next season.

But to be given the worst odds of all 32 NFL teams to advance to the postseason? Well, that's where the Cards are at with less than a month before training camp begins.

Indeed, according to OddsShark, the Cardinals have been given just 13/2 odds of making the 2018 playoffs. Those are worse odds than the Cleveland Browns, who went 0-16 last season but are 9/2 to advance to the playoffs. The New York Jets are at 11/2, the second-worst odds behind the Cards.

The team with the best odds: the New England Patriots, who are 1/14 favorites to advance to the playoffs, which they have done every season since 2009. The team given the best odds to advance to the playoffs in the NFC is the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, who are at 1/3.

The Cardinals have made the playoffs five times since moving to Arizona in 1988, including back-to-back appearances in 2008-09 and 2014-15. 

The Cardinals are also massive underdogs to win the NFC West division (14/1). The Los Angeles Rams, the defending division champs, are favorites to repeat.