The Arizona Cardinals lost their regular season finale to the San Francisco 49ers, It gave them a second place finish the NFC West. As a result, we now know who will the 2015 regular season opponents.
We always knew the Cardinals would play the 49ers, Seahawks and the Rams twice each. Then it was known the entire NFC West will face each team in the AFC North and the NFC North. What was left to be determined heading into Week 17 was the remaining two teams left on the 2015 slate, as those two games are based on rankings in the division. Everyone in the NFC West will also face the team in the NFC East and NFC South that was ranked the same in their division.
With the Cardinals losing and finishing second, it locked up a date with the Philadelphia Eagles...again. Arizona's loss, combined with the loss of the Atlanta Falcons and the win by the New Orleans Saints, meant Arizona will face Drew Brees and company.
New Orleans finished 7-9 and in second place in the South, while the Falcons finished third at 6-10.
Here are the finalized 2015 Arizona Cardinals opponents:
It will be the fourth straight season the Cardinals will face the Lions and the 12th time since 2000. It is a Cardinals tradition.
It will be the fifth straight season they face the Eagles.
Arizona last played the Saints in 2013, a 31-7 road loss. They last played in Arizona in 2010.