With the release of the 2017 NFL Schedule, it is obligatory for all NFL editors to give their way too early predictions on the 2017 NFL record for the team they cover.
I fall into that category, allegedly, so I am here to give you my definitely wrong, will absolutely change, but I am gonna get these takes off too early 2017 Arizona Cardinals record (By the way, if I am right, I will go back into the editorial history, erase this first part and then post it again to prove how right I was, those are the rules).
Onto the show:
Week 1 - Arizona Cardinals 31 Detroit Lions 23
Cardinals use a potent passing attack and David Johnson closes it out with a big game, 100+ yards and two touchdowns.
Week 2 - Indianapolis Colts 24 Arizona Cardinals 23
Andrew Luck drives down the field and gets the greatest kicker of all time into position for a game winner.
Week 3 - Arizona Cardinals 35 Dallas Cowboys 28
The Cardinals open their home schedule with a win over the Cowboys balanced offensive attack.
Week 4 - Arizona Cardinals 28 San Francisco 49ers 10
No idea what to expect, but the Cardinals better be better than the 49ers.
Week 5 - Philadelphia Eagles 21 Arizona Cardinals 20
Tough road loss against a young, improving team.
Week 6 - Arizona Cardinals 31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
Cardinals continue to be an offensive force at home as their defense starts to gel a little.
Week 7 - Arizona Cardinals 17 Los Angeles Rams 14
Sloppy game for both teams as they struggle in London.
Week 8 - I sleep
Week 9 - Arizona Cardinals 24 San Francisco 49ers 20
Closer game the second time around, the Cardinals find a way to eek out a win.
Week 10 - Seattle Seahawks 16 Arizona Cardinals 14
Ugly Thursday Night Football game plays into the Seahawks ugly hands.
Week 11 - Arizona Cardinals 21 Houston Texans 13
Knowing nothing about the Texans quarterback situation, you have to take the Cardinals as of now.
Week 12 - Arizona Cardinals 38 Jacksonville Jaguars 28
Late touchdowns by future Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blake Bortles make this look closer than it actually was. Calais Campbell dries his tears using $100 bills.
Week 13 - Arizona Cardinals 24 Rams 17
Rams playing better, Cardinals just better.
Week 14 - Tennessee Titans 24 Arizona Cardinals 23
A home loss late in the season to set up a mini two game slide.
Week 15 - Washington Redskins 27 Arizona Cardinals 24
A game that gets flexed and the Arizona Cardinals fight a good fight but come up just short in a race for the playoffs.
Week 16 - Arizona Cardinals 38 New York Giants 17
A focused and angry Cardinals team pummels the Giants to get back on track.
Week 17 - Arizona Cardinals 23 Seattle Seahawks 20
The Cardinals find a way in Seattle, and move onto the playoffs for one last shot at glory.
Final regular season record: 11-5