The bye week in the NFL.
A blessing for players.
A bummer for fans.
A potential nightmare for fantasy football owners.
Regardless of which of the above scenarios best describes you, the bye week in the NFL is a chance for reflection. For the Arizona Cardinals, who are one of six teams with Week 4 off, that reflection looks pretty good.
In the time that has passed since the Cardinals’ 2013 bye week (Week 9), Bruce Arians’ team has been one of the best in the entire league. Including their 3-0 start this season, the Cards are 9-2 with one of their two losses coming against the Philadelphia Eagles, who own the league’s best mark in that span.
The infographic below illustrates the league’s best (and worst) since the Cardinals’ last bye week.