While the Arizona Cardinals and their fans certainly hope that the season is not over after the Week 17 game against the San Francisco 49ers, it will be the regular season finale. So while with some help, their season may continue with the postseason, the stat counters end and all things with the regular season will end.
There are several milestones that could be reached by the team and the players individually.
Darren Urban highlighted a few on the team's home page.
Michael Floyd needs only 50 receiving yards to reach 1000 for the season.
Larry Fitzgerald needs 159 yards to reach 1000 yards receiving.
Carson Palmer needs 133 passing yards to reach 4000 for the second season in a row.
Andre Ellington needs 19 yards receiving or rushing to reach 1000 yards combined on the season.
I found a few more:
Calais Campbell, with even a shared sack, will have a career high in that category. He has eight on the season, tying his previous high. Two more would give him double digits and would join John Abraham to have at least 10 on the season. The Cardinals have not had more than one player with at least 10 sacks in a season since 1984, when Curtis Greer had 14 and Al Baker had 10.
With two successful field goals, Jay Feely would reach 30 for the season, the most he has made since 2009. With one more attempt from at least 50 yards, he would set a career-high in such attempts with six in a season. If he were to make it, he would set another career mark with four field goals made from at least 50 yards. If he were somehow able to make seven field goals in the season finale, he would tie Phil Dawson for 20th all time in career field goals made.
John Abraham, should he manage to get four sacks on Sunday, he would tie Jon Randle and Richard Dent for seventh all time in career sacks with 137.5.
Karlos Dansby, with 1.5 sacks, would tie his career high for a season. He already has set a career-high in interceptions with four, in passes defensed with 18, with solo tackles with 109 and tied it with two touchdowns.
Carson Palmer would set a career-high in passing yards in a season with 265 yards against the 49ers. His previous high was 4131 in 2007.
Yeremiah Bell would tie a career-high in interceptions with one on Sunday.
The team, should it win, would tie its highest win total ever with 11 and it would be the most wins in a season since moving to Arizona.
If the defense can avoid giving up a rushing touchdown on Sunday, it would give the team only five allowed all season, which would tie the franchise record for the lowest number of rushing touchdowns allowed in a season. The team has never accomplished that with a 16-game season. Their previous best for a 16-game season was seven.