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Preview: Cardinals get it done with defense

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The Arizona Cardinals have a winning record, but you wouldn't believe it by looking at their offense. Their defense has managed to carry them, but can the offense do enough to win?

In the NFL, teams ideally try to build a balance between offensive and defensive effectiveness. If you look historically, if a team commits heavily to one side of the ball in free agency and the draft in a given year, the next year is typically focused on addressing the other side. However, teams have been successful by being dominant on one side or the other. Green Bay and New England... Recommended Stories