2002 Arizona Cardinals season

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2002 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Dave McGinnis
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2002 Arizona Cardinals season was the team's 83rd year with the National Football League and the 15th season in Arizona. It was their first season in the NFC West.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12 Arizona Cardinals Wendell Bryant Defensive Tackle Wisconsin

Pat Tillman[edit]

In May 2002, eight months after the September 11, 2001, attacks and after completing the fifteen remaining games of the 2001 season which followed the attacks (at a salary of $512,000 per year),[1] Pat Tillman turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2002 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Hank Kuhlmann
  • Special Teams Assistant/Def. Quality Control – Stan Kwan

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki

Roster[edit]

2002 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
53 Active, 16 Inactive, 2 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 31–23
85,140
2 September 15, 2002 at Seattle Seahawks W 24–13
63,104
3 September 22, 2002 San Diego Chargers L 23–15
28,980
4 September 29, 2002 New York Giants W 21–7
30,014
5 October 6, 2002 at Carolina Panthers W 16–13
72,286
6 Bye
7 October 20, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 9–6
59,702
8 October 27, 2002 at San Francisco 49ers L 38–28
67,173
9 November 3, 2002 St. Louis Rams L 27–14
47,819
10 November 10, 2002 Seattle Seahawks L 27–6
29,252
11 November 17, 2002 at Philadelphia Eagles L 38–14
64,990
12 November 24, 2002 Oakland Raiders L 41–20
58,814
13 December 1, 2002 at Kansas City Chiefs L 49–0
77,809
14 December 8, 2002 Detroit Lions W 23–20
28,640
15 December 15, 2002 at St. Louis Rams L 30–28
65,939
16 December 21, 2002 San Francisco 49ers L 17–14
44,051
17 December 29, 2002 at Denver Broncos L 37–7
75,164

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 367 351 L1
St. Louis Rams[h] 7 9 0 .438 4–2 5–7 316 369 W1
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 355 369 W3
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1–5 5–7 262 417 L3

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pat Tillman". Salaries Database (USA Today). Retrieved 2006-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Ex-NFL star Tillman makes ‘ultimate sacrifice’,Safety, who gave up big salary to join Army, killed in Afghanistan". MSNBC. April 26, 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-23.