For the Arizona Cardinals the 2018 season looks like one that will set up to require the team to continue to be a dominant home team.
It will likely start out at home against the Washington Redskins per several reports on Twitter:
#Redskins will open 2018 season in Arizona, per sources.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 19, 2018
Here's what we know a/b the Redskins' 2018 schedule as of now.— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) April 19, 2018
Wk1: at Cardinals
Wk5: at Saints (MNF)
Wk8: at Giants
Wk10: at Buccaneers
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This will be the 125th meeting between the Skins and Cardinals as the Skins lead the all-time series 46-76 with two ties between the teams, including a putrid 2-8 record over the last ten meetings between the two teams.
However, both teams are coming off of mediocre seasons with big changes occurring. While the Skins still have Jay Gruden at the helm, they’ll be moving onto Alex Smith as their quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals entire offense will look different, with only four returning starters, it will be a different team than the Blaine Gabbert lead Cardinals the Skins saw in Landover last December.
Based on the rough leaks as of now, the Cardinals will likely have two home games in September, along with the Chicago Bears in week three, which means there could be more than just one cold weather game for the Cardinals this year, as they are expected to play the Green Bay Packers on December 2nd in week 13 of the season.