2000 Arizona Cardinals season

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2000 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Vince Tobin
Dave McGinnis
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 1
Timeline
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< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 Arizona Cardinals season was the Cards' 13th season in Arizona. The Cardinals ranked 24th in the NFL in total offense and 30th in total defense.[1] The Cardinals ranked last in the NFC in Takeaways/Giveaways with a rating of −24.[1]

The Cardinals surrendered 443 points in 2000, the second-worst in the NFL, and second-worst in franchise history.[2] Arizona's minus-233 point differential is the worst in team history.[3]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki

Roster[edit]

2000 Arizona Cardinals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers


Tight ends


Offensive linemen


Defensive linemen


Linebackers


Defensive backs


Special teams


Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

On December 18, Dave McGinnis was named as the 38th head coach in franchise history.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 at New York Giants L 21–16
77,434
2 September 10, 2000 Dallas Cowboys W 32–31
66,008
3 Bye
4 September 24, 2000 Green Bay Packers L 29–3
71,801
5 October 1, 2000 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–20
66,985
6 October 8, 2000 Cleveland Browns W 29–21
44,296
7 October 15, 2000 Philadelphia Eagles L 33–14
38,293
8 October 22, 2000 at Dallas Cowboys L 48–7
62,981
9 October 29, 2000 New Orleans Saints L 21–10
35,286
10 November 5, 2000 Washington Redskins W 16–15
52,244
11 November 12, 2000 at Minnesota Vikings L 31–14
64,223
12 November 19, 2000 at Philadelphia Eagles L 34–9
65,356
13 November 26, 2000 New York Giants L 31–7
42,094
14 December 3, 2000 at Cincinnati Bengals L 24–13
50,289
15 December 10, 2000 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 44–10
53,472
16 December 17, 2000 Baltimore Ravens L 13–7
37,452
17 December 24, 2000 at Washington Redskins L 20–3
65,711

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 12 4 0 .750 328 246
Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 351 245
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 281 269
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 294 361
Arizona Cardinals 3 13 0 .188 210 443

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Best performances[edit]

  • David Boston, Week 1, 128 Receiving Yards vs. New York Giants [6]
  • David Boston, Week 2, 102 Receiving Yards vs. Dallas Cowboys [6]
  • David Boston, Week 7, 123 Receiving Yards vs. Philadelphia Eagles [6]
  • David Boston, Week 14, 184 Receiving Yards vs. Cincinnati Bengals [6]
  • Jake Plummer, Week 1, 318 Passing Yards vs. New York Giants [7]
  • Simeon Rice, Week 12, 3.0 Quarterback Sacks vs. Philadelphia Eagles [8]

Roster[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

  • Led NFL, Kickoffs, 86 [1]
  • Led NFL, Kickoff Yards Returned, 2296[1]
  • Led NFL, Average Kickoff Yards per Return, 26.7 [1]
  • Led NFL, Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns, 3 [1]
  • Scott Player, NFC Pro Bowl Selection [9]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 215
  2. ^ The St. Louis Rams surrendered 471 points in 2000; the 2003 Cardinals allowed 452 points.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2012, playing for the Ari (StL/Chi) Cardinals, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Points Differential.
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 97
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 290
  6. ^ a b c d NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 207
  7. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 206
  8. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 209
  9. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362