|2017 Arizona Cardinals season|
|Head coach||Bruce Arians|
|General manager||Steve Keim|
|Home field||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Division place||3rd NFC West|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||LB Chandler Jones
WR Larry Fitzgerald
ST Budda Baker
CB Patrick Peterson
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.
|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|
|3||98||Chad Williams||WR||Grambling State|
|5||179||T.J. Logan||RB||North Carolina|
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.
|HOF||August 3||vs. Dallas Cowboys||L 18-20||0-1||Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
|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|
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.
The remainder of the Cardinals' 2017 schedule, with exact dates and times, was announced on April 20.
|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|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|(3)Los Angeles Rams||11||5||0||.688||4-2||7-5||478||329||L1|
|San Francisco 49ers||6||10||0||.375||1-5||3-9||331||383||W5|
|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|
|Did not qualify for the playoffs|
|11[e]||Green Bay Packers||North||7||9||0||.438||2-4||5-7||.539||.357||L3|
|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|
|16||New York Giants||East||3||13||0||.188||1-5||1-11||.531||.458||W1|
|w -- Clinched wild card|
|x -- Clinched playoff berth|
|y -- Clinched division|
|z -- Clinched first-round bye|
|* -- Clinched home-field advantage|