2004 Arizona Cardinals season

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2004 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Dennis Green
General manager Rod Graves
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2003 2005 >

The 2004 Arizona Cardinals season was the 85th season the team was in the National Football League. The team managed to improve upon their previous output of 4–12. However, the team failed to make the playoffs for the sixth straight season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2004 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 3 Larry Fitzgerald Wide Receiver University of Pittsburgh
2 33 Karlos Dansby Linebacker Auburn University
3 64 Darnell Dockett Defensive Tackle Florida State University
4 100 Alex Stepanovich Center Ohio State University
5 135 Antonio Smith Defensive End Oklahoma State University
6 167 Nick Leckey Center Kansas State University
7 202 John Navarre Quarterback University of Michigan

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Pat Tillman[edit]

On April 22, 2004, former Cardinals safety Pat Tillman was killed in a friendly fire incident while on patrol. The specific details of his death and its aftermath are currently being investigated by the US Congress. Tillman was the first professional football player to be killed in combat since the death of Bob Kalsu of the Buffalo Bills, who died in the Vietnam War in 1970. Tillman was posthumously laterally promoted from Specialist to Corporal. He also received posthumous Silver Star and Purple Heart medals. On Sunday, September 19, 2004, all teams of the NFL wore a memorial decal on their helmets in honor of Pat Tillman. The Arizona Cardinals continued to wear this decal throughout the 2004 season.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2004 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Clancy Pendergast
  • Defensive Line – Deek Pollard
  • Linebackers – Frank Bush
  • Defensive Backs – Richard Solomon
  • Defensive Quality Control – Rick Courtright

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Steve Wetzel
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ryan Capretta
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Daryl Lawrence

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 at St. Louis Rams L 17–10
65,538
2 September 19, 2004 New England Patriots L 23–12
51,557
3 September 26, 2004 at Atlanta Falcons L 6–3
70,534
4 October 3, 2004 New Orleans Saints W 34–10
28,109
5 October 10, 2004 at San Francisco 49ers L 31–28 OT
62,836
6 Bye
7 October 24, 2004 Seattle Seahawks W 25–17
35,695
8 October 31, 2004 at Buffalo Bills L 38–14
65,887
9 November 7, 2004 at Miami Dolphins W 24–23
72,612
10 November 14, 2004 New York Giants W 17–14
42,297
11 November 21, 2004 at Carolina Panthers L 35–10
72,796
12 November 28, 2004 New York Jets L 13–3
35,820
13 December 5, 2004 at Detroit Lions L 26–12
62,262
14 December 12, 2004 San Francisco 49ers L 31–28 OT
35,069
15 December 19, 2004 St. Louis Rams W 31–7
40,070
16 December 26, 2004 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–21
65,825
17 January 2, 2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 12–7
31,650

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Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3–3 8–4 371 373 W2
(5) St. Louis Rams 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 319 392 W2
Arizona Cardinals 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 284 322 W1
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 259 322 L3

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]