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Key Players Returning:

QB Carson Palmer, RB David Johnson, WR John Brown, WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR J.J. Nelson, TE Jermaine Gresham, OC A.Q. Shipley, OG Mike Iupati, OG Cole Toner, OT D.J. Humphries, OT Jared Veldheer, DE Robert Nkemdiche, DE Rodney Gunter, DE Josh Mauro, NT Corey Peters, LB Deone Bucannon, LB Marcus Golden, LB Chandler Jones, LB Kevin Minter, CB Justin Bethel, CB Patrick Peterson, FS Tyrann Mathieu, KR Brittan Golden, and PT Matt Wile.

Key Players Departing:

WR Michael Floyd (Vikings), OG Evan Mathis (retired), DE Calais Campbell (Jaguars), LB Kevin Minter (Bengals), LB Sio Moore (UFA), CB Marcus Cooper (Bears),FS D.J. Swearinger (Redskins), SS Tony Jefferson (Ravens), PK Chandler Catanzaro (Jets), PT Drew Butler (UFA), and PT Ryan Quigley (Vikings).

Key Players Added:

LB Karlos Dansby (Bengals), SS Antoine Bethea (49ers), and PK Phil Dawson (49ers).

2017 Draft Picks:

Round 1: 
Pick 13 – LB Haason Reddick (Temple)
Round 2:  Pick 04 – FS Bubba Baker (Washington)
Round 3:  Pick 34 – WR Chad Williams (Grambling State)
Round 4:  Pick 08 – OG Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)
Round 5:  Pick 13 – OT Will Holden (Vanderbilt)
Round 5:  Pick 36 – RB T.J. Logan (North Carolina)
Round 6:  Pick 24 – SS Rudy Ford (Auburn)

2016 Results:

W01  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS   L  21-23
W02  TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS  W  40-7
W03  at Buffalo Bills  L  18-33
W04  LOS ANGELES RAMS  L  13-17
W05  at San Francisco 49ers W  33-21
W06  NEW YORK JETS  W  28-3
W07  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS  T  6-6(OT)
W08  at Carolina Panthers  L  20-30
W10  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS  W  23-20
W11  at Minnesota Vikings  L  24-30
W12  at Atlanta Falcons  L  19-38
W13  WASHINGTON REDSKINS  W  31-23
W14  at Miami Dolphins  L  23-26
W15  NEW ORLEANS SAINTS L  41-48
W16  at Seattle Seahawks  W  34-31
W17  at Los Angeles Rams  W  44-6

Team Info:

2016 Overall:  7-8-1 (2nd in NFC West)

Home:  4-3-1
Away:  3-5
West:  4-1-1
NFC:  6-5-1
AFC:  1-3

Head Coach:  Bruce Arians

Arizona:  42-24-1
Career:  51-27-1
Playoffs:  1-2

Returning Statistical Leaders:

Passing: 
Carson Palmer (364-597, 4233 yards, 61.0%, 7.0 avg., 26 TD, 14 TD)
Rushing: 
David Johnson (293 car., 1239 yards, 4.2 avg., 16 TD)
Receiving: 
Larry Fitzgerald (107 rec., 1023 yards, 9.6 avg., 6 TD)
Yards After Catch: 
David Johnson (643)
TD’s Scored: 
David Johnson (20)
Sacks: 
Marcus Golden (12.5)
Tackles: 
Deone Bucannon (91)
Interceptions: 
Patrick Peterson (3)
Pass Deflections: 
Justin Bethel/Patrick Peterson (6)
Tackles For Loss: 
Marcus Golden/Chandler Jones/Josh Mauro (7)
Forced Fumbles: 
Marcus Golden/Chandler Jones (4)
Kick Returns:  Brittian Golden (11 ret., 266 yards, 24.2 avg.,0 TD)
Punt Returns: 
John Brown (17 ret., 119 yards, 7.0 avg., 0 TD)
Kicking: 
None
Punting: 
Matt Wile (10 punts, 437 yards, 43.7 avg., 2 in20)

Projected Offensive Starters:

QB:  03  Carson Palmer
RB:  31  David Johnson
WR:  11  Larry Fitzgerald
WR:  14  J.J. Nelson
WR:  12  Josh Brown
TE:  84  Jermaine Gresham
LT:  68  Jared Veldheer
LG:  76  Mike Iupati
OC:  53  A.Q. Shipley
RG:  61  Cole Toner
RT:  74  D.J. Humphries
KR:  22  T.J. Logan
PK:  4  Phil Dawson

Projected Defensive Starters:

DE:  90  Robert Nkemdiche
NT:  98  Chris Peters
DE:  95  Rodney Gunter
LB:  55  Chandler Jones
LB:  56  Karlos Dansby
LB:  20  Deone Bucannon
LB:  44  Markus Golden
CB:  21  Patrick Peterson
CB:  26  Brandon Williams
FS:  32  Tyrann Mathieu
SS:  41  Antione Bethea
PR:  21  Patrick Peterson
PT:  06  Matt Wile

2017 Schedule:

09/10 1:00pm 
at Detroit Lions  |  Arizona leads the series 17-9.  The Cardinals are 7-0 since 2006, and their last series loss (21-29) was in 2005.

09/17 1:00pm  at Indianapolis Colts  |  Arizona leads the series 7-6.  The Cardinals won (40-11) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series road win (34-33) was in 1984.

09/25 8:30pm  DALLAS COWBOYS  |  Arizona trails the series 24-52-1.  The Cardinals won (28-17) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series home loss (10-27) was in 2006.

10/01 4:05pm  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS  |  Arizona trails the series 19-28.  The Cardinals are 8-12 since 2007, and their last series home loss (20-23) was in 2013.

10/08 1:00pm  at Philadelphia Eagles  |  Arizona leads the series 42-33-2.  The Cardinals won (40-17) the last meeting between teams in 2015, and their last series road loss (21-24) was in 2013.

10/15 4:05pm  TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS  |  Arizona leads the series 10-9.  The Cardinals are 2-2 since 2007, and their last series home loss (35-38) was in 2010.

10/22 1:00pm  at Los Angeles Rams  |  Arizona leads the series 25-24.  The Cardinals are14-6 since 2007, and their last series road loss (24-27) was in 2013.

11/05 4:05pm  at San Francisco 49ers  |  The 49ers last series road loss (17-20) was in 2014.

11/09 8:25pm  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS  |  Arizona leads the series 18-17-1.  The Cardinals are 10-10 since 2007, and their last series home win (20-16) was in 2011.

11/19 1:00pm  at Houston Texans  |  Arizona leads the series 2-1.  The Cardinals won (27-24) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their only series loss (19-30) was at the first meeting between teams in 2005.

11/26 4:25pm  JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS  |  The series is tied 2-2.  The Cardinals won (27-14) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and they lost (17-24) their only prior series home meeting in 2005.

12/03 4:25pm  LOS ANGELES RAMS  |  The Cardinals last series home win (31-14) was in 2014.

12/10 4:05pm  TENNESSEE TITANS  |  Arizona leads the series 6-4.  The Cardinals won (37-34) the last meeting between teams in 2013, and their last series home loss (14-41) was in 1997.

12/17 1:00pm  at Washington Redskins |  Arizona leads the series 25-51.  The Cardinals are 2-4 since 2007, and their last series road win (37-34) was in 1997.

12/24 4:25pm  NEW YORK GIANTS  |  Arizona trails the series 32-44-1.  The Cardinals won (25-14) the last meeting between teams in 2014, and their last series home win (17-14) was in 2004.

12/31 4:25pm  at Seattle Seahawks  |  The Cardinals last series road loss (3-19) was in 2014.

Team Grades:

Offense

Quarterbacks:  A
Running Backs:  A
Wide Receivers:  B
Offensive Line:  B

Defense

Defensive Line:  C
Linebackers:  A
Secondary:  B

Special Teams

Kick Returners:  A
Punt Returners:  C
Kickers:  B
Punters:  B

Prediction:

Home:  6-2
Away:  5-3
West:  4-2
NFC:  8-4
AFC:  3-1

Overall:  11-5 (NFC West Champions – Eliminated in Conference Final)


Grades:  A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Average

UFA:  Unrestricted Free Agent

Series Histories:  Histories are from the inception of the first Super Bowl season through present day.

Meetings prior to 1966 are not included.  Playoff wins are included in the year the season took place.  For example, if a team won a wildcard game in January of 2016, the game will be listed under the 2015 season.

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