The Arizona Cardinals are off to a strong start in 2012 and apparently they have been impressive enough to win over all of the NFL experts.
All 11 ESPN NFL analysts who have submitted picks for the week chose the Cardinals to beat the Miami Dolphins. Arizona was one of eight teams unanimously picked. Of the 11 picking Arizona this week, just five of them picked the Cardinals last week. In fact, this week is the first time the Cardinals have been the favorite among ESPN experts. None of them picked Arizona against New England in Week 2 and only one picked them to beat Seattle in the season opener.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports is also picking the Cardinals this week. It is the second time Cole picked Arizona this season. He previously picked the Cardinals to beat the Seahawks while picking against them the last two weeks. Arizona is also a unanimous pick among CBS Sports' eight analysts. That does change, however, when they pick against the spread. Three of the eight analysts picked the Dolphins to cover the 6-1/2-point spread.