No team had more hype surrounding their 2016 season than the Arizona Cardinals. They were a popular pick to win their first Super Bowl, a popular pick to go to their second Super Bowl and basically everyone had them down to be contenders in 2016.
It showed, as they had four prime time games in the first seven, including three straight weeks of being the main event. Something no Arizona Cardinals team had ever experienced.
Now, though, they are relegated to one early season prime time game on Monday Night Football in week three against the Dallas Cowboys. It is the home opener for the Arizona Cardinals and they will be taking on one of the best young teams in football.
The NFL is being much more cautious with the Cardinals in 2017 after being one of the darlings, at least early, in 2016. Can you blame them? Or was the hook on the Arizona Cardinals being one of the prime time teams too quick?