For the Arizona Cardinals, the addition of quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Ariens came to the Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals have been the team to beat. In 2 of the past five seasons, the Cardinals have made the postseason. Even close to making another Super Bowl. Also, in 3 of the past 5 seasons, they had a winning record.
Last season, in the 2016 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals finished the regular season with a 7-8-1 record. In the NFC NFC West, they ranked second out of four teams. The Seattle Seahawks finished in first place. On Scoring, the Cardinals were ranked sixth out of 32 teams with a total of 418 points. As for their opponents, a total of 362 points put on the board which ranked 14th out of 32 teams.
For veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, it was a historic year for Palmer. In 15 out of 16 starts last season, he had some impressive numbers. He finished with a 6-8-1 record, completed 61 percent of his passes, threw for 4233 yards, had 26 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Carson’s stats made him the leading passer for the 2016 season. Coming into the 2017 Carson Palmer wants to improve his stats from last year as he leads his team to the promise land.
We all know that Lary Fitsgelold is one of the top wide-receivers in the National Football League. Last year, it showed not only in his gameplay but his stats. In 2016, Lary Fitzgerald led the receivers in the passing category. Lary went accumulated 107 receptions, totaled 1,023 yards, and 6 touchdowns.
Second year running back David Johnson led all running backs with 293 rushing attempts, 1239 total yards, and 24. Those numbers took him to the Pro Bowl along with Wide Receiver Lary Fitsgelorld.
Even though 2016 was a successful year as far as stats go, 2017 is going to be a difficult, but competitive season. Along with their divisional games, Arizona will have to contend with five playoff teams from a year ago and two games on national television. Looking at their 2017 regular season schedule, I feel like the Cardinals will go 13-3. How they get there will be tough. First, they will split the season series against the Seattle Seahawks and the 12th man. Then, against the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams they win both games putting their record so far at 5-1. Next, games against the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans will be a loss. Now they are 5-3. But don’t be scared Cardinals fans. The next eight games will be wins. Arizona will end 2017 on a high note at 13-3 (3-3 in the NFC West).
Looking at their 2017 regular season schedule, I feel like the Cardinals will go 13-3. How they get there will be tough. First, they will split the season series against the Seattle Seahawks and the 12th man. Then, against the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams they win both games putting their record so far at 5-1. Next, games against the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans will be a loss. Now they are 5-3. But don’t be scared Cardinals fans. The next eight games will be wins. Arizona will end 2017 on a high note at 13-3 (3-3 in the NFC West).
The 2017 regular season starts on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan against the Detroit Lions. Between these two teams, the Detroit Lions leads the series all-time 53-28-5. But, in the last seven meetings, the Arizona Cardinals won all seven games.
Arizona Cardinals 2018 Season Preview
Last year in the desert, the Arizona Cardinals were one of three teams fighting for a playoff spot in the wild, wild NFC West. Thinking that with head coach Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer at quarterback the franchise felt like they could go far in 2017.
They finished the 2017 campaign with a record of 8-8 which was third in the NFC West. When the 2018 offseason finally began, veteran quarterback Carson Palmer decided to hang his cleats up after playing 14 seasons with three different teams.
Now, entering the 2018 NFL season the Arizona Cardinals are without Arians and Palmer. Steve Wilks is the Cardinals next head coach. As an NFL head coach, he has no experience but in college, he has a record of 5-6.
As for quarterbacks, they have four players on the quarterback depth chart and of the four quarterbacks, Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon are the two veteran quarterback. The Arizona Cardinals are looking for Sam Bradford to lead the Cardinals to the playoffs and hopefully the Super Bowl
The Arizona Cardinals begin the 2018 season at home against the Washington Redskins on September 9. As for that game, Here is how I think the Cardinals will do as I predict the 2018 schedule.
|2||At Rams||L||1-1 (0-1)|
|4||Vs. Seahawks||L||1-3 (0-2)|
|5||At 49ers||W||2-3 (1-2)|
|7 (TNF)||Vs. Broncos||L||2-5|
|8||Vs. 49ers||W||3-5 (2-2)|
|16||Vs. Rams||W||9-6 (3-2)|
|17||At Seahawks||L||9-7 (3-3)|
It is unclear if the Cardinals will make the playoffs, we will have to see how the other three teams will do.
Is Kurt Warner Coming Out of Retirement?
Is Kurt Warner coming out of retirement? On the Dan Patrick Show, Kurt called into the show and said that he would consider coming out of retirement and play in the NFL.
Warner talked to his family about returning and even contacted the Arizona Cardinals but at this moment, Arizona has not called back.
Kurt Warner’s football career started when Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League signed him to the team. When he was with the Barnstormers, he won an AFL championship. Then, he became a backup in St. Louis until starting quarterback Trent Green went down. Now as the Rams starting QB, Warner, lead St. Louis to a Super Bowl title.
After spending 6 seasons with the Rams, Warner was the starter in New York with the Giants. However, he got benched in favor of rookie QB Eli Manning. Finally, from 2005-2009 he signed with the Arizona Cardinals where he leads the Cardinals to a Super Bowl birth.
Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season joining the NFL Network as an analyst. With over 124 games played, 3200 yards, and about 200 touchdowns, Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
Would you like to see Kurt Warner back in the NFL?
One of Cowboys Wide Receivers is Going West In 2018
According to multiple sources, Cowboys Wide Receiver Brice Butler will not be with the team in 2018. Why may you ask? Because he was dealt with Arizona Cardinals due to Free Agency.
During the offseason, Butler went on shows like “Undisputed” on FS1 and then on NFL Networks’s “Total Access,” to tell teams (including the Dallas Cowboys) that he is a top wide receiver and if Dallas or whoever wants to pay him like one, then he would certainly play with that team. Well, apparently the Arizona Cardinals did.
At the age of 23, Butler went to the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted college free agent. During his years in Oakland, Butler was targeted 50 times and only completed 30 of the passes. Plus he only scored two touchdowns. Brice also played in 25 games and only started in 2 of them. Then in
Then in 2015, during his first season of free agency, Butler moved from the black and silver to the blue and silver as he signed a three-year deal with The Dallas Cowboys. During those three years, he had 43 receptions and 8 touchdowns. Butler also started more games than he did in Oakland, California. Now, in 2018, Butler is looking to continue to improve and look to take the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl.
No word on how much the signing is but according to James Jones of NFL Network, the new contract with the Cardinals is a 2-year deal.
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