Nine games into the season, it's fair to say the Arizona Cardinals win the games they are supposed to win. Their losses are to Seattle, at San Francisco, at New Orleans and at St. Louis when the Rams still had QB Sam Bradford. The first three opponents should all make the playoffs.

Their wins are over Detroit, at Tampa Bay, against Carolina, Atlanta and Houston on Sunday, a win that improved their home record to 4-1.

That's a good sign after past years when the Cards suffered some maddening losses. And it's a good sign for the rest of the season as the Cards prepare for the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars this week, as well as St. Louis and Tennessee, teams that are without their starting quarterbacks for the rest of the year.

If the Cardinals can somehow squeeze another win or two in there (at home against Indianapolis and maybe at Philadelphia), they have a good chance of making the postseason, even if they don't manage to beat San Francisco or Seattle in the season's final two games.