Arizona Cardinals' NFL playoff odds, projections: How far will team advance in postseason?

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The Arizona Cardinals open the NFL playoffs on Monday night in a wild-card game on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.

Will it be their only NFL playoff game?

Tipico Sportsbook has released odds on Arizona's stage of elimination for the playoffs and it has Arizona at -180 to be out of the postseason in the wild-card round.

The Cardinals are +260 to be eliminated in the divisional round, the round after the wild-card games.

Kliff Kingsbury and company are +1000 to bow out in the conference round, which would be the NFC Championship Game, meaning Arizona would win two playoff games.

The odds for the Cardinals to lose the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl are the same, according to the sportsbook, at +2000.

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The team is currently last in odds to win the Super Bowl, at +2000.

It is fifth (and last) in odds to win the NFC, at +1200.

ESPN's Football Power Index gives Arizona a 41.9% chance to make the divisional round and an 11.6% shot at the conference title game.

It gives the Cardinals a 5% chance to make the Super Bowl and a 2.4% chance to win it.

Five Thirty Eight gives Kyler Murray and company a 30% chance to make the divisional round, a 7% shot at making the NFC Championship Game and a 2% chance at making the Super Bowl.

The Cardinals have a 0.8% chance to win the Super Bowl, according to its projections.

Football Outsiders has Arizona with a 5.2% chance of appearing in the conference title game, a 1.3% chance of winning it, and a 0.4% chance of winning the Super Bowl.

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How far will the Arizona Cardinals advance in the NFL playoffs?
How far will the Arizona Cardinals advance in the NFL playoffs?

Could Cardinals go on a surprising playoff run?

USA TODAY Sports recently did a story on which NFL underdog could go on a surprising run in the NFL playoffs and it might give some Cardinals fans hope.

Two of the site's five writers picked the Cardinals.

Jori Epstein wrote: "The Cardinals begin the postseason Monday night at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, a venue that has become a de facto road game even for its home squads the Rams and Chargers. The Rams pose a formidable matchup with unique talents like defensive tackle Aaron Donald, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and wide receiver Cooper Kupp. But the big arm that powers Los Angeles quarterback Matthew Stafford’s highlights has erred too often of late. In the postseason, there is no margin for error. Expect a blitz-happy Cardinals defense – further bolstered by J.J. Watt’s return from injury – to capitalize against a gunslinger who threw seven interceptions across his last three weeks. That defense and the mismatch offense Kyler Murray leads can travel to Green Bay or Tampa and remind NFL teams how much they power up in hostile environments. Arizona tattoo artists best practice their Kliff Kingsbury sketches."

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz wrote: "Backing the Cardinals at this point requires a significant leap of faith given that Kliff Kingsbury's crew dropped four of their last five games in their seemingly annual end-of-season nose dive. But of all the wild-card entrants, the Cardinals are the only one that have a quarterback capable of elevating them with MVP-caliber play. Yes, Kyler Murray is going to need help - and he'll be without perhaps his most important colleague in wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. But Arizona's wins over the Rams and Cowboys, as well as their narrow loss against the Packers, prove that the Cardinals are capable of pushing any team in this field when Murray is in top form."

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