Settling in to watch Boldin, Cardinals

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

HOUSTON -- I've returned to my hotel room from Reliant Stadium to watch the NFC West's final chance for victory in Week 7.

Anquan Boldin is active for the Cardinals.

This road game against the Giants provides Arizona with the opportunity and motive to make a statement nationally.

Count me among those who thought the Cardinals would have had a hard time winning the NFC Championship game if Philadelphia hadn't beaten the Giants in the divisional round. The Eagles' victory sent Philadelphia to Arizona. A Giants victory would have forced Arizona to visit Giants Stadium.

And we all know the Cardinals wouldn't have beaten the Giants on the road, right?

This is their chance.