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Calais Campbell: Cards best team in the NFC

Arizona has won seven of last eight games. Aaron Wilson

Print This December 26, 2013, 05:53 PM EST

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell is confident that he's a member of the best team in the entire NFC.

Speaking on the television program NFL AM, Campbell said that his Cardinals group is playing at a high enough level to be considered the best in the entire conference.

"I mean, in my opinion, we're the best team in the NFC," Campbell said. "But I hope we get into the playoffs so we can show it, because going 11-5 — but you don't make it to the playoffs — nobody really knows. The only teams we talk about are the playoff teams. So we really hope we get a chance to get in. I know if we do, we will do some damage."

Here's the issue: If the Saints don't lose this week, then the Cardinals could be on the outside looking in this postseason. Arizona could wind up 11-5 with a win over San Francisco and miss out on the postseason.

It shows the disparity between the AFC and NFC this year. A team like Arizona, which has won seven of its past eight games, may not make the playoffs, while the Ravens (8-7), Chargers (8-7), Dolphins (8-7) and Steelers (7-8) are all fighting for the final spot in the AFC.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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