I know it's April and it seems a bit early for football predictions.
But I'm here to tell you: The Arizona Cardinals will be Super Bowl contenders.
I'm basing that solely on their schedule. Nearly every difficult team they play will be a home game. They have the Patriots at home, along with the Jets, Saints and Redskins.
Sure, they play the Panthers in Carolina and the Vikings in Minnesota -- but other than that, this is a great schedule. Oh, and their bye week is in Week 9, exactly at the halfway point of the season!
So, that's how the schedule plays into it. Then, if you add the fact that Carson Palmer is back, Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson are back, and they added Chandler Jones -- this is definitely a championship contender!
Get in line for your playoff tickets now, Cardinals fans -- you're going to want to be a part of this!