The 2017 NFL Schedule is out and the Arizona Cardinals know when they will be playing each week.
Week 1 (9/10) - Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions
Week 2 (9/17) Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts
Week 3 (9/25) Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys (Monday Night Football)
Week 4 (10/1) Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers
Week 5 (10/8) Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 6 (10/15) Arizona Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 7 (10/22) Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (Twickenham, England)
Week 8 - Bye Week
Week 9 (11/5) Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
Week 11 (11/19) Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans
Week 12 (11/26) Arizona Cardinals vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 13 (12/3) Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams
Week 14 (12/10) Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans
Week 15 (12/17) Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins
Week 16 (12/24) Arizona Cardinals vs New York Giants (Christmas Eve)
Week 17 (12/31) Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
A couple of things right off the bat, the Cardinals have a heavy away schedule early, starting with five of their eight games on the road. Which means the end of the season will have five of eight games at home.
They only have one real prime time game, that is week three against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football (every team gets a Thursday game so I didn’t count that).
After being the darlings of the NFL world last year, with a number of high profile games, they are now getting tempered treatment, that is what 7-8-1 gets you.
They have to start better than they did in 2016, that is a given, but the end of their schedule could be brutal, with the last four weeks against teams that were in the playoffs or in the hunt late.
What are your thoughts?
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