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NFL picks and predictions, Rams vs. Cardinals 2013: Arizona getting love

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The Cardinals have to win and are at home, usually a recipe for success.

On Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals will host the St. Louis Rams in a game they must win to have any hope of a wild card spot.

Arizona is sitting at 7-5, a game behind the San Francisco 49ers for the sixth and final playoff seed in the NFC. The Cardinals have already lost once to the 49ers on the road, but get them at home in the final week of the campaign.

St. Louis is out of the playoff race at 5-7, barring one of the biggest miracles in NFL history. The Rams have been dangerous recently, losing last week at San Francisco but beating the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts in the two prior weeks.

Over at, the 13 experts are all siding with Arizona except for Adam Schefter and Mike Ditka. Of the eight analysts, half believe the Rams will cover the 6.5-point spread. However, all are picking Arizona to win.

Out of our six experts at SB Nation, four are rolling with the Cardinals, while Ryan Van Bibber and Stephen White took St. Louis.

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