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)
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
2016 Overall: 7-8-1 (2nd in NFC West)
Head Coach: Bruce Arians
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)
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
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.
Running Backs: A
Wide Receivers: B
Offensive Line: B
Defensive Line: C
Kick Returners: A
Punt Returners: C
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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