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Arizona Cardinals 2018 schedule

The NFL has released the 2018 schedule and here is the Arizona Cardinals.

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The Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL schedule is here! The biggest game, the first opportunity for Steve Wilks and company to show what they have against the division favorites the Los Angeles Rams.

Week 1 vs Washington Redskins, September 9, 2018 1:25pm Arizona Time

Week 2 at Los Angeles Rams, September 16, 2018 1:05pm

Week 3 vs Chicago Bears, September 23, 2018 1:25pm

Week 4 vs Seattle Seahawks, September 30, 2018 1:05pm

Week 5 - at San Francisco 49ers, October 7, 2018 1:25pm

Week 6 - at Minnesota Vikings, October 14, 2018 10:00am

Week 7 vs Denver Broncos, October 18, 2018 Thursday Night Football 5:20pm

Week 8 - vs San Francisco 49ers, October 28, 2018 1:25pm

Week 9 - Bye Week

Week 10 - @ Kansas City Chiefs, November 11, 2018 11:00am

Week 11 - vs Oakland Raiders, November 18, 2018 2:05pm

Week 12 @ Los Angeles Chargers, November 25, 2018 2:05pm

Week 13 - @ Green Bay Packers, December 2, 2018 11am

Week 14 - vs Detroit Lions, December 9, 2018 2:25pm

Week 15 @ Atlanta Falcons, December 16, 2018 11am

Week 16 - vs Los Angles Rams, December 23, 2018 2:05pm

Week 17 @ Seattle Seahawks, December 30, 2018 2:25pm

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The Cardinals open up the season at home and three of their first four games are at home. While getting off to a good start is imperative in the Steve Wilks era.

They then have quite the little three week stretch heading into their bye week, as they travel to San Francisco, to Minnesota and then have to play Denver on a short week.

Post bye week is no picnic, as the Cardinals will have to go play in Arrowhead in November, then home against the Raiders, will then travel in back-to-back weeks against the Chargers and Packers, then come home for the Lions, before flying back out to Atlanta, coming home for the Rams and then up to Seattle.

The backhalf of the Cardinals schedule is brutal.

Arizona Cardinals 2018 Preseason Schedule

Preseason Week 1 August 11, 2018 7pm

L.A. Chargers at Arizona (University of Phoenix Stadium)

Preseason Week 2 August 17, 2018 5pm

Arizona at New Orleans (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

Sunday, August 26 at 5:00 PM (MST) on NBC

Arizona at Dallas (AT&T Stadium)

Preseason Week 4 August 30, 2018 7pm

Denver at Arizona (University of Phoenix Stadium)

* Specific date and time TBD

2018 Strength of Schedule based on 2017 record:

  1. Green Bay Packers .539

T2. New Orleans Saints .535

T2. Detroit Lions .535

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers .531

T5. Cleveland Browns .523

T5. Seattle Seahawks .523

T5. Los Angeles Rams .523

T8. Chicago Bears .520

T8. Minnesota Vikings .520

T8. New York Giants .520

T8. Arizona Cardinals .520

12. Carolina Panthers .512

13. Atlanta Falcons .508

14. Washington Redskins .504

T15. San Francisco 49ers .500

T15. Miami Dolphins .500

T15. Dallas Cowboys .500

18. Buffalo Bills .496

T19 Philadelphia Eagles .492

T19. Kansas City Chiefs .492

21. Baltimore Ravens .488

T22. New England Patriots .484

T22. Indianapolis Colts .484

24. Los Angeles Chargers .480

T25. Pittsburgh Steelers .477

T25. Jacksonville Jaguars .477

T25. New York Jets .477

T25. Denver Broncos .477

T29. Oakland Raiders .473

T29. Cincinnati Bengals .473

31. Tennessee Titans .465

32. Houston Texans .453

Arizona Cardinals 2019 Opponents

Home: Falcons, Panthers, Browns, Steelers, 49ers, Rams, Seahawks, NFC North Opponent

Away: Ravens, Bengals, Saints, Buccaneers, 49ers, Rams, Seahawks, NFC East Opponent