Many NFL fans think the two best teams in the league are in the NFC West, in Seattle and San Francisco. But Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald thinks the best team in the NFC West is in Arizona.
Fitzgerald told Ed Werder on ESPN that the Cardinals fully expect to finish 2014 atop the NFC West.
“We always talk about winning the NFC West,” Fitzgerald said. “That’s our goal first and foremost, getting to the playoffs. We did a good job after the bye week, finishing 6-2. Obviously it wasn’t good enough to get us into the tournament but we finished strong and were able to execute more efficiently down the stretch.”
Fitzgerald said he’s not taking any shots at the Seahawks or 49ers (or the Rams), but he’s not backing down from those teams, either.
“We understand and respect those teams,” Fitzgerald said of the Seahawks and 49ers. “They’re very talented and they’ve been to the playoffs for the last couple years. But we’re very confident in our abilities. We match up very well with those teams and St. Louis as well. We’re confident in our ability to play at a high level against the best teams in the league.”
Winning the NFC West will be a tall order. But Fitzgerald sounds confident that the Cardinals can do it.