2017 Arizona Cardinals season

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2017 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coachBruce Arians
General managerSteve Keim
OwnerBill Bidwill
Home fieldUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersLB Chandler Jones
WR Larry Fitzgerald
ST Budda Baker
CB Patrick Peterson
Uniform
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The 2017 season was the Arizona Cardinals' 98th in the National Football League, their 30th in Arizona and 12th at University of Phoenix Stadium. It was also the fifth and final season under head coach Bruce Arians. The Cardinals played one road game in London at Twickenham Stadium against the Los Angeles Rams as one of the NFL London Games. They improved on a 7–8–1 season they had in 2016, finishing 8–8. However, they missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

Offseason[edit]

Signings[edit]

Pos. Player Age 2016 Team Contract
S Antoine Bethea 32 San Francisco 49ers 3 years, $12.75 million
K Phil Dawson 42 San Francisco 49ers 2 years, $6 million
LB Jarvis Jones 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 1 year, $2.2 million
DE Frostee Rucker 33 Arizona Cardinals 1 year, $1 million
RB Andre Ellington 28 Arizona Cardinals 1 year, $905,000

Draft[edit]

2017 Arizona Cardinals Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 13 Haason Reddick LB Temple
2 36 Budda Baker S Washington
3 98 Chad Williams WR Grambling State
4 120 Dorian Johnson OG Pittsburgh
5 157 Will Holden OT Vanderbilt
5 179 T.J. Logan RB North Carolina
6 208 Johnathan Ford S Auburn

Notes

Staff[edit]

2017 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2017 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, 15 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Preseason[edit]

On February 23, 2017, the NFL announced that the Cardinals would play the Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The two teams also met during the regular season at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
HOF August 3 vs. Dallas Cowboys L 18–20 0–1 Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
(Canton, Ohio)
Recap
1 August 12 Oakland Raiders W 20–10 1–1 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
2 August 19 Chicago Bears L 23–24 1–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
3 August 26 at Atlanta Falcons W 24–14 2–2 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
4 August 31 at Denver Broncos L 2–30 2–3 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

On December 13, 2016, the NFL announced that the Cardinals will play the Los Angeles Rams as one of the NFL International Series at Twickenham Stadium in London, England, with the Rams serving as the home team. It will be the Cardinals' first appearance in the International Series, though the Cardinals played in Mexico in 2005 against the San Francisco 49ers. The game will occur during Week 7 on Sunday, October 22, and will be televised in the United States. The network and date were announced in conjunction with the release of the 2017 regular season schedule.[1]

The remainder of the Cardinals' 2017 schedule, with exact dates and times, was announced on April 20.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 at Detroit Lions L 23–35 0–1 Ford Field Recap
2 September 17 at Indianapolis Colts W 16–13 (OT) 1–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 September 25 Dallas Cowboys L 17–28 1–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
4 October 1 San Francisco 49ers W 18–15 (OT) 2–2 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
5 October 8 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–34 2–3 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
6 October 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38–33 3–3 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
7 October 22 at Los Angeles Rams L 0–33 3–4 Twickenham Stadium (London, England) Recap
8 Bye
9 November 5 at San Francisco 49ers W 20–10 4–4 Levi's Stadium Recap
10 November 9 Seattle Seahawks L 16–22 4–5 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
11 November 19 at Houston Texans L 21–31 4–6 NRG Stadium Recap
12 November 26 Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–24 5–6 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
13 December 3 Los Angeles Rams L 16–32 5–7 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
14 December 10 Tennessee Titans W 12–7 6–7 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
15 December 17 at Washington Redskins L 15–20 6–8 FedExField Recap
16 December 24 New York Giants W 23–0 7–8 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
17 December 31 at Seattle Seahawks W 26–24 8–8 CenturyLink Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week One: Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 10 0 7623
Lions 0 9 62035

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

The Cardinals would lose star running back David Johnson to a wrist injury during the game. Afterwards, it was revealed that his dislocated his wrist, an injury that sent him to injured reserve on September 12 and would eventually keep him out for the rest of the season.

Week 2: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Two: Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Cardinals 0 3 010316
Colts 10 0 03013

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

Week 3: vs. Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Three: Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 7 71428
Cardinals 7 0 7317

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Four: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
49ers 3 3 60315
Cardinals 0 6 33618

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 5: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Five: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 7 007
Eagles 21 0 10334

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Showers, 77 °F (25 °C)
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 6: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Six: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Buccaneers 0 0 62733
Cardinals 14 10 7738

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

This was the debut of recently acquired veteran running back Adrian Peterson. He'd have a hot day that contributed to a Cardinal victory, rushing 26 times for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns. The performance would earn him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Week 7: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

NFL London Games

Week 7: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 0 000
Rams 3 20 3733

at Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Game information

The Cardinals lost Carson Palmer to an arm injury during the game. Shortly after, it was revealed that he broke his arm and would be out for the remainder of the season. It was also his last game he'd ever play in the NFL.

Week 9: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Nine: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 7 7 0620
49ers 0 3 7010

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. MST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 61 °F (16 °C)
  • Game attendance: 70,133
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Ten: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 8 0722
Cardinals 0 7 3616

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 11: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Eleven: Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 14 7021
Texans 0 10 71431

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,680
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Twelve: Jacksonville Jaguars at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 3 71424
Cardinals 3 10 31127

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 13: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Thirteen: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 16 3 7632
Cardinals 0 13 0316

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 3
  • Game time: 2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 63,986
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 14: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Fourteen: Tennessee Titans at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 7 007
Cardinals 0 0 6612

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 15: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Fifteen: Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 6 3315
Redskins 7 7 3320

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. MST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 50 °F (10 °C)
  • Game attendance: 71,026
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Cardinals 3 7 6723

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Seventeen: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 10 10 3326
Seahawks 7 0 71024

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 2:25 p.m. MST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 40 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 69,078
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Seahawks lost four out of five home games versus the Bruce Arians-led Cardinals; this one, combined with the Atlanta Falcons winning, eliminated Seattle for the first time since 2011. This was the last game for head coach Bruce Arians as he would retire the day after this game.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 478 329 L1
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 366 332 L1
Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 295 361 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 1–5 3–9 331 383 W5

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Philadelphia Eagles East 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .461 .433 L1
2[a] Minnesota Vikings North 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .492 .447 W3
3[b] Los Angeles Rams West 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 .504 .460 L1
4[b][c] New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 .535 .483 L1
Wild Cards
5[c] Carolina Panthers South 11 5 0 .688 3–3 7–5 .539 .500 L1
6 Atlanta Falcons South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 .543 .475 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[d] Detroit Lions North 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 .496 .368 W1
8[d] Seattle Seahawks West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 .492 .444 L1
9[d] Dallas Cowboys East 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .496 .438 W1
10 Arizona Cardinals West 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .488 .406 W2
11[e] Green Bay Packers North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .539 .357 L3
12[e] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 5–7 .539 .429 L1
13 San Francisco 49ers West 6 10 0 .375 1–5 3–9 .512 .438 W5
14[f] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 .555 .375 W1
15[f] Chicago Bears North 5 11 0 .313 0–6 1–11 .559 .500 L1
16 New York Giants East 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 .531 .458 W1
Tiebreakers[g]
  1. ^ a b Philadelphia claimed the No. 1 seed over Minnesota based on winning percentage vs. common opponents. Philadelphia's cumulative record against Carolina, Chicago,
    LA Rams and Washington was 4–0, compared to Minnesota's 3–1 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  2. ^ a b LA Rams claimed the No. 3 seed over New Orleans based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b New Orleans clinched the NFC South division over Carolina based on head-to-head sweep.
  4. ^ a b c Detroit finished ahead of Dallas and Seattle based on conference record, while Seattle finished ahead of Dallas based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b Green Bay finished ahead of Washington based on record vs. common opponents. Green Bay's cumulative record against Dallas, Minnesota, New Orleans and Seattle
    was 2–3, compared to Washington's 1–4 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  6. ^ a b Tampa Bay finished ahead of Chicago based on head-to-head victory.
  7. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 London games: NFL announces which teams will be playing". NFL. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.

External links[edit]