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The Cardinals 2008 campaign begins Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints. Expectations are high, with both teams expected to compete for a playoff spot in the NFC. Although the starters will likely see limited action, there will be plenty of backups jockeying for position on the depth chart. Brad Wilbricht breaks down the matchup in this exclusive.

For the first time in a number of years, the Cardinals enter the season with a stable group of players and coaches. The majority of last year's starters return and head coach Ken Whisenhunt enters his second season in the desert. Due to the familiarity of the system, the Cardinals should show drastic improvements this year. Although the offensive line has already been slowed by injuries, it's... Recommended Stories

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