2013 Arizona Cardinals season

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2013 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Bruce Arians
General manager Steve Keim
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field University of Phoenix Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers John Abraham
Justin Bethel
Patrick Peterson
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2013 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise's 94th season in the National Football League, the 26th in Arizona and the first under head coach Bruce Arians. The team finished with a 10–6 record, which was the second time in 37 years that the team finished with at least 10 wins. The Cardinals doubled their win total from 2012, and were in playoff contention heading into the Week 17 regular season finale, but missed the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.

2013 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Cardinals players during preseason, August 29
Round Selection Player Position College
1 7 Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
2 45[A] Kevin Minter LB LSU
3 69 Tyrann Mathieu CB/S LSU
4 103 Alex Okafor LB/DE Texas
116[A] Earl Watford G James Madison
5 140 Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford
6[B] 174 Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M
187[A] Andre Ellington RB Clemson
7 219[B] D. C. Jefferson TE Rutgers

Staff[edit]

2013 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 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, 11 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff[C] Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 5:00 p.m. at Green Bay Packers W 17–0 1–0 Lambeau Field KNXV Recap
2 August 17 1:30 p.m. Dallas Cowboys W 12–7 2–0 University of Phoenix Stadium KNXV Recap
3 August 24 7:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers L 7–24 2–1 University of Phoenix Stadium KNXV Recap
4 August 29 6:00 p.m. at Denver Broncos W 32–24 3–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High KNXV Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff[C] Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 1:25 p.m. at St. Louis Rams L 24–27 0–1 Edward Jones Dome Fox Recap
2 September 15 1:05 p.m. Detroit Lions W 25–21 1–1 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 22 10:00 a.m. at New Orleans Saints L 7–31 1–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox Recap
4 September 29 10:00 a.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 2–2 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 6 1:05 p.m. Carolina Panthers W 22–6 3–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
6 October 13 1:25 p.m. at San Francisco 49ers L 20–32 3–3 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
7 October 17 5:25 p.m. Seattle Seahawks L 22–34 3–4 University of Phoenix Stadium NFLN[D] Recap
8 October 27 1:25 p.m. Atlanta Falcons W 27–13 4–4 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
9 Bye
10 November 10 2:25 p.m. Houston Texans W 27–24 5–4 University of Phoenix Stadium CBS Recap
11 November 17 11:00 a.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–14 6–4 EverBank Field Fox Recap
12 November 24 2:05 p.m. Indianapolis Colts W 40–11 7–4 University of Phoenix Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 1 11:00 a.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–24 7–5 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
14 December 8 2:25 p.m. St. Louis Rams W 30–10 8–5 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
15 December 15 2:25 p.m.[1] at Tennessee Titans W 37–34 (OT) 9–5 LP Field Fox Recap
16 December 22 2:05 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks W 17–10 10–5 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap
17 December 29 2:25 p.m. San Francisco 49ers L 20–23 10–6 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week One: Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 10 14 0 24
Rams 0 10 3 14 27

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Two: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 14 7 0 21
Cardinals 0 10 6 9 25

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DET –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • DET –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • DET –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • DET –
  • ARI –

Week 3: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Three: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 0 7
Saints 7 7 3 14 31

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 10:00 a.m.[C]
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,057
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Sam Rosen, Heath Evans and Molly McGrath
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • NO –

Week 4: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Four: Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 13 13
Buccaneers 7 3 0 0 10

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 10:00 a.m.[C]
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 44,956
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Sam Rosen, Heath Evans and Molly McGrath
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • TB –

Week 5: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Five: Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 3 0 0 6
Cardinals 0 3 9 10 22

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CAR –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • ARI –

Week 6: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Six: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 7 6 0 20
49ers 6 16 0 10 32

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • SF –

Week 7: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 10 14 3 34
Cardinals 0 10 3 9 22

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • ARI –

Week 8: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Eight: Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 3 0 7 13
Cardinals 0 21 3 3 27

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m.[C]
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 60,671
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Molly McGrath
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • ARI –

Week 10: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Ten: Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 10 0 7 24
Cardinals 7 7 6 7 27

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –

Week 11: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Eleven: Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 7 10 3 27
Jaguars 14 0 0 0 14

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. MST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), 20% chance of rain
  • Game attendance: 59,862
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber and Kris Budden
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • JAC –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • JAC –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • JAC –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • JAC –

Week 12: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Twelve: Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 0 0 8 11
Cardinals 7 20 7 6 40

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 60,882
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • ARI –

Week 13: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Thirteen: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 7 7 21
Eagles 7 10 7 0 24

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • PHI –

Week 14: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Fourteen: St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 0 0 7 10
Cardinals 7 7 9 7 30

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 60,643
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber and Kris Budden
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • STL –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • ARI –

Week 15: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Fifteen: Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cardinals 7 3 10 14 3 37
Titans 10 0 7 17 0 34

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • TEN –

With the win, the Cardinals were the only NFC West team to defeat all of their AFC South opponents.

Week 16: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Sixteen: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 3 3 11 17
Seahawks 0 3 0 7 10

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,266
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • SEA –

Week 17: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Seventeen: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 17 0 0 6 23
Cardinals 0 7 0 13 20

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • ARI – FG (14:47) Jay Feely 49 yard field goal
  • ARI – TD (3:20) Andre Roberts 34 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Jay Feely XP)
  • SF – FG (1:45) Phil Dawson 56 yard field goal
  • ARI – FG (0:29) Jay Feely 43 yard field goal
  • SF – FG (0:00) Phil Dawson 40 yard field goal
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 21/34, 310 yards, 2 TDs
  • ARI – Carson Palmer – 28/49, 407 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The Cardinals finished their regular season at home against the San Francisco 49ers in hopes of making the playoffs with not only a win over the 49ers, but also a long shot win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans. After being behind 17–7 at halftime, the Cardinals were ultimately shut down by their division rivals and put in 3rd place, barely missing out as they needed to beat the 49ers to win the NFC's last playoff spot. However, even if they had won, their spot depended on the outcome of the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Buccaneers. They would finish their season 10–6, becoming the league's only team with a winning record to not make the playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Seattle Seahawks 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 W1
(5) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 W6
Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 L1
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Seattle Seahawks (1) West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 zCarolina Panthers (2) South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 yPhiladelphia Eagles (3) East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 yGreen Bay Packers (4) North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 wSan Francisco 49ers (5) West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 wNew Orleans Saints (6) South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Cardinals traded their second-round selection (No. 38 overall) to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for the Chargers' second- and fourth- round selections — Nos. 45 and 110 overall. The Cardinals later traded the No. 110 selection to the New York Giants in exchange for the Giants' fourth- (No. 116) and sixth- (No. 187 overall) round selections.
  2. ^ a b The Cardinals acquired an additional sixth-round selection — No. 176 overall — in a trade that sent cornerback A. J. Jefferson and the team's original seventh-round selection (No. 213 overall) to the Minnesota Vikings. The Cardinals later traded the No. 176 selection along with a conditional 2014 selection to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for quarterback Carson Palmer and one of the Raiders' seventh-round selections (No. 219 overall).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The state of Arizona lies entirely within the Mountain Time Zone, but does not observe Daylight saving time (excluding the Navajo Nation), so it is effectively the same as Pacific Daylight Time from mid-March until the first Sunday of November. Therefore, all kickoffs during the preseason and from Weeks 1–8 during the regular season are listed as Pacific time, while kickoffs from Weeks 10–17 are listed as Mountain time.
  4. ^ a b Simulcast on KUTP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Week 15 Flex Scheduling: Bengals-Steelers Remains NBC Sunday Night Game; Saints-Rams and Cardinals-Titans Go to 4:25 PM ET on FOX". NFL.com. December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

External links[edit]