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2017 Arizona Cardinals Season
2017 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Bruce Arians
General manager Steve Keim
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field University of Phoenix Stadium
Results
Record 8-8
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers LB Chandler Jones
WR Larry Fitzgerald
ST Budda Baker
CB Patrick Peterson
Uniform
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The 2017 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise's 98th season in the National Football League, the 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

Signings

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

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

Final roster

Preseason

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

Schedule

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

Week 1: at Detroit Lions

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

Week 3: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 5: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 6: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

NFL London Games

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

Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 11: at Houston Texans

Week 12: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 13: vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 14: vs. Tennessee Titans

Week 15: at Washington Redskins

Week 16: vs. New York Giants

Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks

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

Division

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

NFC
# 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 5-0, compared to Minnesota's 4-1 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.
Legend
w -- Clinched wild card
x -- Clinched playoff berth
y -- Clinched division
z -- Clinched first-round bye
* -- Clinched home-field advantage

References

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

External links


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