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2014 NFL schedule: Arizona Cardinals opponents almost set

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There is essentially one opponent left to determine for 2014.

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At 9-5, the Arizona Cardinals appear most likely to end up in third place in the NFC West. That means that we almost know who will be the team's 2014 opponents.

So far, we know this much about the 2014 schedule -- the Cardinals will play their division rivals each at home and on the road. They will also play the NFC East and the AFC West. The two remaining games are determined by their place in the division. They would play the team in the same place in the other two NFC divisions -- the NFC North and NFC South.

If the season ended today, it would look like this:


San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions (for a third consecutive year)


The NFC West, Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (for a second consecutive year)

There is a slight chance that the Cardinals could end up in second place in the division, but Arizona would have to win out and the Niners would have to lose their final two games.

The Bucs could become the Atlanta Falcons, depending on the final two weeks of the year, as both Tampa and Atlanta are 4-10. The home game against the NFC North is less settled. It could end up the Packers, Bears or Lions. Chicago currently leads the division at 8-6, while Green Bay is 7-6-1 and Detroit is 7-7.