FTP: Cardinals enter Super Bowl predictions at midpoint

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Before the season, it seemed like the only way the Cardinals and the Super Bowl were mentioned this often in the same breath was when people said that they played at University of Phoenix Stadium, where Super Bowl XLIX will be played on Feb. 1, 2015.

What a difference two months makes.

With the entire NFL having hit the midway point this past week, the Cardinals became a trendy pick in midseason Super Bowl predictions.

At SI.com, three of the seven predictions included the Cardinals, and two, Doug Farrar's and Austin Murphy's, had the Cardinals winning.

Gil Brandt of NFL.com was the only one to predict the Cards in the Super Bowl there, but he had them losing.

The Cardinals were a popular choice at USA Today to win the NFC West at the midpoint, but nobody chose them to win the NFC. However, Bruce Arians was the midseason coach of the year running away. Yet nobody picked defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for assistant coach of the year.

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