Cards could clinch division with 5 weeks to spare

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals are on the brink of clinching a division title. It's something this franchise has not done in 33 years.

And they could do it with five weeks to spare.

The Cardinals are 7-3 and improved to 4-0 against NFC West foes by beating the Seahawks in Seattle 26-20 on Sunday.

With six games to play, Arizona has a four-game lead over San Francisco. The Cardinals have beaten the 49ers twice.

Arizona can clinch the division crown, and its first playoff berth in a decade, this weekend on three conditions.

They beat the New York Giants at home, San Francisco loses at Dallas and Seattle either ties or loses at Washington.