The Cardinals have one more home game. They’ve done a pretty good job in their first seven.
With a 6-1 home record (and San Francisco to go Dec. 29), the Cards have matched their best total in a 16-game season. And it’s the way they are playing that catches the attention. The Cardinals have averaged 27.6 points per home game this season and have won by an average of 16.5 points over their current four-game home winning streak. They have scored at least 22 points in each of their home games. They have not allowed an 100-yard rusher.
From the day Bruce Arians arrived, he made that part of his plan clear. Win all the home games, and see what you can collect on the road. The Cardinals have been a good home team since moving into University of Phoenix Stadium anyway — for all the late bumps in the Ken Whisenhunt era, the Cards either went 4-4 or 6-2 at home under his watch (three times each) — but now they have a chance to go 7-1 at home for the first time ever. (The team went 6-1 at home during the 14-game schedule in 1970, 1975 and 1976).
Of course, the Cardinals have two key road games in a row here at Tennessee and at Seattle to try and stay in the playoff hunt. But if they can do that going into the finale, there has to be some confidence going against the 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium.
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