The Arizona Cardinals are in first-place in what was thought to be the NFL's best division, and their 7-1 record is the franchise's best start in 40 years.
The 1974 St. Louis Cardinals started 7-0 before losing to the Cowboys. This year's Cardinals _ now playing in Arizona_ are 7-1 after winning 28-17 at Dallas Sunday.
The 1974 team finished 10-4 and lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs.
The team was coached by Don Coryell and featured an offense that included quarterback Jim Hart, guard Conrad Dobler, running back/return specialist Terry Metcalf and receiver Mel Gray. The defense featured future Hall of Famers Dan Dierdorf and Roger Wehrli.
Cardinals off to best start in 40 years
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