Both teams will be out to end losing runs when the Arizona Cardinals (4-11, 3-3 Away) are on the road to face the Atlant...
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|Stadium:||State Farm Stadium|
|Colours:||Cardinal, black & white|
|Hall of Famers:||None|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Charles Bidwell (owner)|
|Rivals:||Seattle Seahawks & San Francisco 49ers|
|Legends:||Ernie Nevers, Jimmy Conzelman, Charley Trippi, John “Paddy” Driscoll, Ollie Matson, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Dan Dierdorf, Marshall Goldberg, Pat Tillman, Larry Wilson, Roger Wehrli & Aeneas Williams|
|Retired Numbers:||8, 40, 77, 88 & 99|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|Conference Championships:||1: 2008|
Originally founded in Chicago in 1898, the Cardinals are the oldest NFL organisation, as well as becoming the least successful having only won two championships but never winning the Super Bowl.
The Cardinals’ earned their nickname after owner Chris O’Brien received used faded red jersey’s from the University of Chicago Maroons Football team, which he described looked like “cardinal red”.
In the professional era, the Cardinals joined the American Professional Football Association, where they played under the name Racine Street Cardinals due to the street they were playing at in 1920. Two years later, the Cardinals changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals when they joined the NFL.
The Chicago era didn’t host the Cardinals too much success, although they did claim the 1925 and 1947 championships. But that was all the joy they got as performances started to wane and so too did the fan base, which caused the club to be close to bankruptcy. The then-owner Bill Bidwell decided to relocate the franchise to St Louis.
The Cardinals were based at St Louis from 1960-1987, and again it didn’t bring much joy as they made the playoffs just three times in 1974, 1975 and 1982, as they finished first in the National Football Conference in 1974 and 1975 winning 10 and 11 games.
However, they got undone by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1974 Divisional playoffs and again in 1975 where they faced the LA Rams in the Divisional playoff. In the 1982 season, having earned sixth spot in the National Conference with five wins, the Cardinals played the Green Bay Packers in the first round where once again they got knocked out.
By the late 80s, the Cardinals’ time in St Louis was up and Bidwell decided to make another move this time relocating the franchise to Phoenix, Arizona in 1988. The first season in Phoenix saw the Cardinals play under the name the ‘Phoenix Cardinals’ and by 1994 they changed it to Arizona Cardinals.
Their time in Arizona saw the most successful period in the franchise’s history, as they ended a 16-year hoodoo in the 1998 season which saw them return to the playoffs. That same year also broke a 51-year drought when they recorded their first-ever postseason win since 1947 when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20-7.
The 2000s brought even more joy as by 2008; they won the NFC championship game with a win over Philadelphia Eagles 32-25, which brought them to their maiden Super Bowl appearance. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for the Cardinals as they lost the Super Bowl by four points going down to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23.
The next season they made the playoffs again as they held a 10-6 record and clinched the NFC West, but lost to the New Orleans Saints when they met at the Divisional playoffs. After a four year hiatus, the Cardinals made it back to the playoffs, but could only go as far as the wild card playoffs where they lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-16.
A year later the Cardinals came back even better as in the season they had a 13-3 record- their best since moving to Arizona, and made it all the way to the NFC Championship game, as they defeated Green Bay Packers in the first round.
However, once again the Cardinals were left undone in the Championship game as they were crushed by the Panthers 49-15. Since then the Cardinals have not reached the playoffs or any postseason games despite finishing second in the NFC West in 2016 with seven wins and third in 2017 with eight wins.
The 2018 season saw the Cardinals win just three games but they were rewarded with the number one pick in the 2019 draft. Arizona selected Kyler Murray with that pick and he went on to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, but the team won just five games.
They then traded for Deandre Hopkins in the 2020 offseason, creating one of the best QB-WR duos in the league. The Cardinals were 5-2 heading into their week 8 bye and on top of the NFC West but an injury to Murray would derail their season.
Three straight losses in the back half of their season, going just 3-6 after their bye, meant that they missed out on a wild card due to a tiebreaker.
The Cardinals started off 2021 hot before once again losing Kyler Murray to injury. They still managed to sneak into the playoffs but were bounced in the Wild Card round by the eventual Super Bowl champs the Los Angeles Rams.
If you are a fan of the Arizona Cardinals, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Arizona Cardinals have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
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The Arizona Cardinals are led by fourth year NFL coach Cliff Kingsbury. Steve Keim has been their general manager since 2013. Depending on how you want to look at it, this is Kingsbury’s second real season with the Cardinals, if you don’t count the COVID seasons of 2020 and 2021. He has a career coaching record of 24 victories, 24 losses, and one tie, and he has lost his only postseason game as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
Before he came to Arizona he was a college head coach at Texas Tech and led the Red Raiders to great heights with guys like Patrick Mahomes under center. He is also a former National Football League quarterback in his own right and a former Super Bowl champion as well. He is a solid coach and has the ability to lead this team to a Super Bowl if all the dominoes fall into place.
They are led by their quarterback Kyler Murray who signed a huge extension over the off-season. They made a big splash during the 2022 National Football League draft as they brought in Hollywood Brown from the Ravens to catch Murray’s passes. They also have Zach Ertz at the tight end position and a decent offensive line as well.
It’ll be former Pittsburgh Panther James Connor that’ll do the bulk of the running for this team alongside Murray. They are a very high-scoring offense and they will only get better once DeAndre Hopkins returns from his suspension midway through the season.
They have a solid defense that is anchored by the likes of JJ Watt, Budda Baker, and Zaven Collins. They are going to make you turn the ball over and they’re going to limit you to three or zero points several times in every single game this season.
So it is important that your defense is good enough to keep up with the Arizona Cardinals offense that is expected to be electric. Isaiah Simmons should fill the middle linebacker spot and he has one of the top young players in the league. Keeping a star like JJ Watt and Budda Baker healthy is the key to this Cardinals defense this season.
Even without DeAndre Hopkins on the field for the first part of the season the Arizona Cardinals should still be a favorite in the NFC West this year. For years now they have had the makings of a team that is ready to break out and make a run to the Super Bowl with Kyler Murray under center and this year seems like the year it could finally happen.
Head coach Cliff Kingsberry is getting his second real season at the helm after the past three years have been hampered by COVID. Kyler Murray now has his brand new extension that he signed in the off-season and if he can remain healthy then this Cardinals team certainly has the potential to win a division championship and much more.
They are hoping that Hollywood Brown can be for Murray like he was for Lamar Jackson and Baltimore, and be that safety valve and reliable target to go to in big moments. While tight end Zach Ertz will be there as another safety valve in the middle for when Hollywood Brown is in double coverage or not open.
James Conner will likely be the running back that gets the majority of the carries week in and week out, and if you can find the form that he had early on in his career in Pittsburgh, the Cardinals should have a very successful rushing attack to pair with their top 10 quarterback. Their over and under for wins opens at 8.5 with odds of -115. While their odds to win the NFC West are +400, the NFC +2000, and the Super Bowl +3500.
It is worth noting that this is a team that started the season 7-0 last year but the wheels fell off when Kyler Murray went down with an injury. This has been the norm for the Cardinals, however under Kliff Kingsbury that is something they will be looking to change and his team typically have a fast start to the season, but then limp their way to the end of the year. The majority of the time it cost them and they end up missing the playoffs.
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Where do the Arizona Cardinals play?
The Arizona Cardinals play their home games at the State Farm Stadium.
Who owns the Arizona Cardinals?
The Bidwell family owns the Arizona Cardinals.
Has the Arizona Cardinals won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Arizona Cardinals have never won the Super Bowl.
Who is the Arizona Cardinals coach?
Kliff Kingsbury is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals after signing a four year deal with the team at the start of 2019.
Do the Arizona Cardinals play tonight?
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What is the Arizona Cardinals record?
Unfortunately, it is the offseason! Last year the Cardinals finished with an 11-6 record, second in the NFC West and fifth in the NFC.
Did the Arizona Cardinals win last night?
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How much is the Arizona Cardinals worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Arizona Cardinals are worth $2.65 billion.
Who do the Arizona Cardinals play tonight?
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How to watch the Arizona Cardinals?
You can watch the Arizona Cardinals on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket and azcardinals.com. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Cardinals app.
Will the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs this year?
The Arizona Cardinals finished the regular season with an 11-6 record and made the playoffs but lost in the first round.
When do the Arizona Cardinals play?
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When is the next Arizona Cardinals game?
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Where did the Arizona Cardinals finish the season?
The Cardinals finished second in the NFC West in the 2021 NFL season and fifth, in the NFC.
How many games did the Arizona Cardinals win?
The Arizona Cardinals won eleven games in the 2021 NFL season.
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