2005 Arizona Cardinals season
|2005 Arizona Cardinals season|
|Head coach||Dennis Green|
|General manager||Rod Graves|
|Home field||Sun Devil Stadium
|Division place||3rd NFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 2005 Arizona Cardinals season was the team's 86th in the NFL. The team was unable to improve upon their previous season's six wins in 2004, and failed to make the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.
The October 2 game was the first regular season game to be played outside the United States, and was known as NFL Futbol Americano. The game was a Cardinals home game, and the Cardinals defeated their division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, 31–14. The game was later considered part of the NFL International Series.
The Cardinals, as a team, had a paltry 1,138 rushing yards in 2005, only 71.1 yards per game. Remarkably, the Cardinals only had one 100-yard rushing game, when they ran for 129 yards in the season finale at Indianapolis. Arizona's season total is the fifth-fewest rushing yards by a team in a 16-game season.
The Cardinals passing offense, however, led the league, with 4,437 yards. Kurt Warner's 271.3 passing yards per game were third in the NFL, and his 24.2 pass completions per-game led the league. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald tied for the league lead in receptions, with 103, edging out his teammate Anquan Boldin, who had 102 (tied for third in the NFL) Fitzgerald's 1,409 yards, and Boldin's 1,402 yards receiving were fourth and fifth in the NFL, respectively, in 2005. Boldin's 100.1 receiving yards per game led the NFL.
|2005 Arizona Cardinals staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1||September 11, 2005||at New York Giants||L 42–19||
|2||September 18, 2005||St. Louis Rams||L 17–12||
|3||September 25, 2005||at Seattle Seahawks||L 37–14||
|4||October 2, 2005||San Francisco 49ers||W 31–14||
|5||October 9, 2005||Carolina Panthers||L 24–20||
|7||October 23, 2005||Tennessee Titans||W 20–10||
|8||October 30, 2005||at Dallas Cowboys||L 34–13||
|9||November 6, 2005||Seattle Seahawks||L 33–19||
|10||November 13, 2005||at Detroit Lions||L 29–21||
|11||November 20, 2005||at St. Louis Rams||W 38–28||
|12||November 27, 2005||Jacksonville Jaguars||L 24–17||
|13||December 4, 2005||at San Francisco 49ers||W 17–10||
|14||December 11, 2005||Washington Redskins||L 17–13||
|15||December 18, 2005||at Houston Texans||L 30–19||
|16||December 25, 2005||Philadelphia Eagles||W 27–21||
|17||January 1, 2006||at Indianapolis Colts||L 17–13||
|(1) Seattle Seahawks||13||3||0||.813||6–0||10–2||454||271||L1|
|St. Louis Rams||6||10||0||.375||1–5||3–9||363||429||W1|
|San Francisco 49ers||4||12||0||.250||2–4||3–9||239||428||W2|
- Arizona Cardinals Franchise Encyclopedia
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: 2005 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: 2005 Arizona Cardinals
- Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Rushing Yds | as of 2011 season
- Pro-Football-Reference: 2005 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards
- Tied with Carolina's Steve Smith
- Tied with St. Louis's Torry Holt.