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Arizona has winning season but could miss playoffs

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With two weeks to go, the Arizona Cardinals have clinched their first winning season since 2009.

A spot in the playoffs, though, will require a whole lot of help.

After surviving a 37-34 overtime victory Sunday at Tennessee, the Cardinals close the season in the teeth of the NFC West powers. They go to Seattle next Sunday then finish at home against San Francisco.

Even victories in both wouldn't guarantee a playoff spot.

Arizona is 9-5 -- one game behind the 49ers and NFC South co-leaders Carolina and New Orleans.

To get one of the NFC wild card spots, the best hope for the Cardinals is to finish in a tie with Carolina, because Arizona has the tiebreaker by virtue of a victory over the Panthers back in week five.

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