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2018 Arizona Cardinals season
Head Coach Steve Wilks
General Manager Steve Keim
Home Field State Farm Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers CB Patrick Peterson
Team MVP Larry Fitzgerald
Team ROY Christian Kirk
Uniform
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Timeline
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2017 2019

The 2018 season was the Arizona Cardinals' 99th in the National Football League, their 31st in Arizona, and their first and only under head coach Steve Wilks. During the off-season, State Farm purchased naming rights to the Cardinals home stadium and it was renamed from University of Phoenix Stadium to State Farm Stadium. Although former head coach Bruce Arians retired before the season began, he came out of retirement on January 8, 2019 to become the new coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With a 45–10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Cardinals fell to 2–9 and suffered their first losing season since 2016. With a Week 14 loss to the Detroit Lions, the Cardinals had their first double digit loss season since 2012 and were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season. One highlight of the Cardinals' 2018 season was their first ever victory against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field since the AFL-NFL Merger in 1970, which also resulted in the firing of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, after 12 years of coaching them. The last time the Cardinals beat the Packers on the road dates back to 1949, when they were based in Chicago and 2 years after they won their last Championship title. They finished the season 3–13, their worst record since 2000 and the worst record in the league. The Cardinals also went 1–7 at home. The Cardinals fired Steve Wilks the day after the season ended.

With the Cardinals holding the league's worst record, they earned the first overall pick in the 2019 Draft, which they used to select Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

DraftEdit

2018 Arizona Cardinals Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 10 Josh Rosen QB UCLA From Oakland
2 47 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
3 97 Mason Cole C Michigan Compensatory pick
4 134 Chase Edmonds RB Fordham Compensatory pick
6 182 Chris Campbell CB Penn State
7 254 Korey Cunningham G Cincinnati Compensatory pick

Draft trades

  • The Cardinals traded their fourth-round selection (115th overall), and their second-, fourth- and sixth-round selections in 2017 (45th, 119th and 197th overall) to Chicago in exchange for Chicago's second-round selection in 2017 (36th overall).
  • The Cardinals were awarded one third-, one fourth- and one fifth-round compensatory pick (97th, 134th and 254th overall).[1]
  • The Cardinals traded their sixth-round selection (189th overall) to New Orleans in exchange for running back Adrian Peterson.[2]
  • The Cardinals traded their seventh-round selection (233rd overall) to Kansas City in exchange for cornerback Marcus Cooper.[3]
  • The Cardinals traded center Tony Bergstrom to Baltimore in exchange for Baltimore's seventh-round selection (238th overall). However, the trade was voided as the result of Bergstrom not meeting playing time conditions with the Ravens.[4]

Undrafted free agentsEdit

2018 Arizona Cardinals Undrafted Free Agents
Position Player College Notes
DT Hastin Adams Mary Hardin-Baylor
CB Elijah Battle West Virginia
P Joe Davidson Bowling Green
OLB Dennis Gardeck Sioux Falls
LB Frank Ginda San José State
DB AJ Howard Appalachian State
DE Alec James Wisconsin
QB Chad Kanoff Princeton
K Matthew McCrane Kansas State
OL Brant Morris Toledo
LB Mike Needham Southern Utah
CB Deatrick Nichols South Florida
T Austin Olsen Southern Illinois
LB Matt Oplinger Yale
S Jonathan Owens Missouri Western
FB Austin Ramesh Wisconsin
WR Trent Sherfield Vanderbilt
S Andy Smigiera Robert Morris
DB Tavierre Thomas Ferris State
WR Jalen Tolliver Arkansas-Monticello
WR Jonah Trinnaman BYU
S Ezekiel Turner Washington
TE Andrew Vollert Weber State
DB Malcolm Washington Northern Iowa
WR Corey Willis Central Michigan

StaffEdit

2018 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2018 Arizona Cardinals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 17 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip Los Angeles Chargers W 24–17 1–0 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip at New Orleans Saints W 20–15 2–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip at Dallas Cowboys W 27–3 3–0 AT&T Stadium Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip Denver Broncos L 10–21 3–1 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Washington Redskins L 6–24 0–1 State Farm Stadium Recap
2 September 16 at Los Angeles Rams L 0–34 0–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
3 September 23 Chicago Bears L 14–16 0–3 State Farm Stadium Recap
4 September 30 Seattle Seahawks L 17–20 0–4 State Farm Stadium Recap
5 October 7 at San Francisco 49ers W 28–18 1–4 Levi's Stadium Recap
6 October 14 at Minnesota Vikings L 17–27 1–5 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
7 Template:Dow tooltip Denver Broncos L 10–45 1–6 State Farm Stadium Recap
8 October 28 San Francisco 49ers W 18–15 2–6 State Farm Stadium Recap
9 Bye
10 November 11 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–26 2–7 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
11 November 18 Oakland Raiders L 21–23 2–8 State Farm Stadium Recap
12 November 25 at Los Angeles Chargers L 10–45 2–9 StubHub Center Recap
13 December 2 at Green Bay Packers W 20–17 3–9 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 9 Detroit Lions L 3–17 3–10 State Farm Stadium Recap
15 December 16 at Atlanta Falcons L 14–40 3–11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
16 December 23 Los Angeles Rams L 9–31 3–12 State Farm Stadium Recap
17 December 30 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–27 3–13 CenturyLink Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week One: Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 21 0 3

24

Cardinals 0 0 0 6

6

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • WAS – Chris Thompson 13-yard pass from Alex Smith (Dustin Hopkins kick), 15:00. Redskins 7–0. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:53.
  • WAS – Adrian Peterson 1-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 4:12. Redskins 14–0. Drive: 15 plays, 73 yards, 9:06.
  • WAS – Jordan Reed 4-yard pass from Alex Smith (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:12. Redskins 21–0. Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 3:11.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 31-yard field goal, 12:16. Redskins 24–0. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 4:42.
  • ARI – David Johnson 2-yard run (pass failed), 5:51. Redskins 24–6. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:26.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 2: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Two: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 0

0

Rams 0 19 8 7

34

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • LAR – Todd Gurley 11-yard run (Todd Gurley run for two-point conversion), 14:29. Rams 8–0. Drive: 4 plays, 59 yards, 1:19.
  • LAR – Johnny Hekker 20-yard field goal, 8:07. Rams 11–0. Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 4:45.
  • LAR – Todd Gurley 1-yard run (Todd Gurley run for two-point conversion), 0:00. Rams 19–0. Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 4:18.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Todd Gurley 2-yard run (Jared Goff pass to Malcolm Brown for two-point conversion), 3:39. Rams 27–0. Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards, 2:10.

Fourth quarter

  • LAR – Tyler Higbee 3-yard pass from Jared Goff (Johnny Hekker kick), 3:17. Rams 34–0. Drive: 7 plays, 25 yards, 3:45.

Top passers

  • ARI – Sam Bradford – 17/27, 90 yards, INT
  • LAR – Jared Goff – 24/32, 354 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

  • ARI – David Johnson – 13 rushes, 48 yards
  • LAR – Malcolm Brown – 12 rushes, 48 yards

Top receivers

Week 3: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Three: Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 10 3

16

Cardinals 14 0 0 0

14

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: September 23
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 62,163
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CHI – Cody Parkey 20-yard field goal, 1:54. Cardinals 14–3. Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards, 5:27.

Third quarter

  • CHI – Jordan Howard 1-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), 6:16. Cardinals 14–10. Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 4:30.
  • CHI – Cody Parkey 41-yard field goal, 0:44. Cardinals 14–13. Drive: 7 plays, 21 yards, 2:54.

Fourth quarter

  • CHI – Cody Parkey 43-yard field goal, 4:31. Bears 16–14. Drive: 13 plays, 59 yards, 6:52.

Top passers

  • CHI – Mitchell Trubisky – 24/35, 220 yards, 1 INT
  • ARI – Sam Bradford – 13/19, 157 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

  • CHI – Jordan Howard – 24 carries, 61 yards, 1 TD
  • ARI – David Johnson – 12 carries, 31 yards

Top receivers

Week 4: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 7 0 10 3

20

Cardinals 0 10 0 7

17

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 61,845
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • ARI – Phil Dawson 23-yard field goal, 14:04. Seahawks 7–3. Drive: 13 plays, 68 yards, 5:30.
  • ARI – David Johnson 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 1:52. Cardinals 10–7. Drive: 6 plays, 58 yards, 3:32.

Third quarter

  • SEA – Sebastian Janikowski 40-yard field goal, 4:59. Tied 10–10. Drive: 14 plays, 57 yards, 7:46.
  • SEA – Mike Davis 1-yard run (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 1:00. Seahawks 17–10. Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards, 2:19.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Chad Williams 22-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Phil Dawson kick), 8:59. Tied 17–17. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:39.
  • SEA – Sebastian Janikowski 52-yard field goal, 0:00. Seahawks 20–17. Drive: 7 plays, 31 yards, 1:50.

Top passers

  • SEA – Russell Wilson – 19/26, 172 yards
  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 15/27, 180 yards, 1 TD

Top rushers

  • SEA – Mike Davis – 21 carries, 101 yards, 2 TD
  • ARI – David Johnson – 22 carries, 71 yards, 1 TD

Top receivers

Rosen's first start was a loss as the Seahawks kicked a game-winning field goal. The Cardinals started 0–4 for the first time since 1986 when they were in St. Louis. Coupled with wins by the Raiders and Texans, the Cardinals became the only winless team in the NFL.

Week 5: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Five: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 7 0 14

28

49ers 6 0 0 12

18

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. MST & PDT
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 68,337
  • Referee: Shawn Smith
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 2-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 11:00. Cardinals 14–6. Drive: 4 plays, 18 yards, 2:18.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Trent Taylor 1-yard pass from C.J. Beathard (two-point conversion failed), 6:51. Cardinals 14–12. 14 plays, 83 yards, 5:46.
  • ARI – Josh Bynes 23-yard fumble return (Phil Dawson kick), 4:33. Cardinals 21–12.
  • ARI – David Johnson 6-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 3:21. Cardinals 28–12. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 0:27.
  • SF – C.J. Beathard 1-yard run (two-point conversion failed), 1:29. Cardinals 28–18. Drive: 10 plays, 76 yards, 1:52.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 6: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Six: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 7 0 7

17

Vikings 10 3 14 0

27

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

First quarter

  • ARI – Phil Dawson 26-yard field goal, 8:18. Cardinals 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 49 yards, 2:47.
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 21-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 5:33. Vikings 7–3. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:45.
  • MIN – Dan Bailey 37-yard field goal, 2:03. Vikings 10–3. Drive: 6 plays, 12 yards, 3:23.

Second quarter

  • ARI – Budda Baker 36-yard fumble return (Phil Dawson kick), 4:13. Tied 10–10.
  • MIN – Dan Bailey 48-yard field goal, 0:07. Vikings 13–10. Drive: 7 plays, 36 yards, 1:13.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Adam Thielen 13-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kick), 10:06. Vikings 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:54.
  • MIN – Kirk Cousins 7-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 6:37. Vikings 27–10. Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 1:11.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 6:57. Vikings 27–17. Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards, 2:48.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 7: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Seven: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 21 14 7 3

45

Cardinals 3 0 7 0

10

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

First quarter

  • DEN – Todd Davis 20-yard interception return (Brandon McManus kick), 14:01. Broncos 7–0.
  • DEN – Courtland Sutton 28-yard pass from Emmanuel Sanders (Brandon McManus kick), 8:38. Broncos 14–0. Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 3:41.
  • ARI – Phil Dawson 43-yard field goal, 5:18. Broncos 14–3.Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:20.
  • DEN – Chris Harris, Jr. 53-yard interception return (Brandon McManus kick), 2:02. Broncos 21–3.

Second quarter

  • DEN – Emmanuel Sanders 64-yard pass from Case Keenum (Brandon McManus kick), 14:40. Broncos 28–3. Drive: 1 play, 64 yards, 0:11.
  • DEN – Royce Freeman 1-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 0:21. Broncos 35–3. Drive: 15 plays, 70 yards, 6:39.

Third quarter

  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 4-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Phil Dawson kick), 8:33. Broncos 35–10. Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, 4:11.
  • DEN – Phillip Lindsay 28-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 3:32. Broncos 42–10. Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 1:35.

Fourth quarter

  • DEN – Brandon McManus 41-yard field goal, 5:35. Broncos 45–10. Drive: 4 plays, –11 yards, 2:13.

Top passers

  • DEN – Case Keenum – 14/21, 161 yards, TD, INT
  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 21/39, 194 yards, TD, 3 INT

Top rushers

  • DEN – Phillip Lindsay – 14 rushes, 90 yards, TD
  • ARI – David Johnson – 14 rushes, 39 yards

Top receivers

  • DEN – Emmanuel Sanders – 6 receptions, 102 yards, TD
  • ARI – Christian Kirk – 3 receptions, 57 yards

Week 8: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Eight: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 2 3 7 3

15

Cardinals 0 3 0 15

18

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: October 28
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 61,923
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • SF – Penalty on Josh Rosen enforced in ARI end zone for a safety, 4:17. 49ers 2–0.

Second quarter

  • ARI – Phil Dawson 31-yard field goal, 10:27. Cardinals 3–2. Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, 6:33.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 27-yard field goal, 4:36. 49ers 5–3. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 1:41.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 20-yard field goal, 13:37. 49ers 15–3. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 6:14.
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 13-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Phil Dawson kick), 11:11. 49ers 15–10. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:27.
  • ARI – Christian Kirk 9-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Josh Rosen-Larry Fitzgerald pass), 0:39. Cardinals 18–15. Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 1:42.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 10: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Ten: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 7 0

14

Chiefs 10 10 0 6

26

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 46-yard field goal, 12:29. Chiefs 13–7. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:58.
  • KC – Tyreek Hill 14-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick), 5:31. Chiefs 20–7. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 4:53.

Third quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 7:48. Chiefs 20–14. Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards, 7:12.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Spencer Ware 3-yard run (pass failed), 10:14. Chiefs 26–14. Drive: 4 plays, 31 yards, 1:58.

Top passers

  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 22/39, 208 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • KC – Patrick Mahomes – 21/28, 249 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • ARI – David Johnson – 21 carries, 98 yards, 1 TD
  • KC – Kareem Hunt – 16 carries, 71 yards

Top receivers

  • ARI – David Johnson – 7 receptions, 85 yards, 1 TD
  • KC – Tyreek Hill – 7 receptions, 117 yards, 2 TD

Week 11: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Eleven: Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 7 6 3

23

Cardinals 14 0 0 7

21

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), sunny — retractable roof open
  • Game attendance: 62,435
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • OAK – Brandon LaFell 5-yard pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick), 8:20. Tied 14–14. Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 3:37.

Third quarter

  • OAK – Daniel Carlson 49-yard field goal, 10:26. Raiders 17–14. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 4:34.
  • OAK – Daniel Carlson 21-yard field goal, 0:22. Raiders 20–14. Drive: 12 plays, 63 yards, 7:39.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 5-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Matt McCrane kick), 5:02. Cardinals 21–20. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:37.
  • OAK – Daniel Carlson 35-yard field goal, 0:00. Raiders 23–21. Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 1:53.

Top passers

  • OAK – Derek Carr – 19/31, 192 yards, 2 TD
  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 9/20, 136 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • OAK – Marcell Ateman – 4 receptions, 50 yards
  • ARI – Christian Kirk – 3 receptions, 77 yards, TD

Week 12: at Los Angeles ChargersEdit

Week Twelve: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 10 0 0 0

10

Chargers 0 28 14 3

45

at StubHub Center, Carson, California

Game information

First quarter

  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 25-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Phil Dawson kick), 10:20. Cardinals 7–0. Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 4:40.
  • ARI – Phil Dawson 30-yard field goal, 4:22. Cardinals 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 3:47.

Second quarter

  • LAC – Mike Williams 9-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Michael Badgley kick), 14:12. Cardinals 10–7. Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 5:10.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 28-yard rush (Michael Badgley kick), 6:59. Chargers 14–10. Drive: 4 plays, 31 yards, 2:35.
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon 5-yard rush (Michael Badgley kick), 4:16. Chargers 21–10. Drive: 4 plays, 31 yards, 2:35.
  • LAC – Mike Williams 2-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Michael Badgley kick), 0:08. Chargers 28–10. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 1:37.

Third quarter

  • LAC – Keenan Allen 2-yard pass from Philip Rivers (Michael Badgley kick), 8:01. Chargers 35–10. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 6:59.
  • LAC – Austin Ekeler 2-yard rush (Michael Badgley kick), 0:00. Chargers 42–10. Drive: 10 plays, 73 yards, 6:04.

Fourth quarter

  • LAC – Michael Badgley 31-yard field goal, 3:25. Chargers 45–10. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 4:58.

Top passers

  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 12/19, 105 yards, TD, INT
  • LAC – Philip Rivers – 28/29, 259 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

  • ARI – David Johnson – 17 carries, 63 yards
  • LAC – Melvin Gordon – 10 carries, 61 yards, 2 TD

Top receivers

  • ARI – Christian Kirk – 4 receptions, 41 yards
  • LAC – Keenan Allen – 7 receptions, 72 yards, TD

Week 13: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Thirteen: Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 10 3

20

Packers 0 10 0 7

17

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. MST
  • Game weather: 34 °F (1 °C), snow
  • Game attendance: 77,234
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter

No scoring plays

Second quarter
  • GB – Davante Adams 13-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 11:35. Packers 7–0. Drive: 5 plays, 35 yards, 2:13.
  • ARI – Chase Edmonds 6-yard run (Zane Gonzalez kick), 4:46. Tied 7–7. Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 6:47.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32-yard field goal, 0:18. Packers 10–7. Drive: 14 plays, 46 yards, 4:27.
Third quarter
  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 32-yard field goal, 5:22. Tied 10–10. Drive: 6 plays, 61 yards, 2:24.
  • ARI – Chase Edmonds 8-yard run (Zane Gonzalez kick), 2:01. Cardinals 17–10. Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, 1:38.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Aaron Jones 8-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 5:31. Tied 17–17. Drive: 11 plays, 95 yards, 5:51.
  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 44-yard field goal, 1:45. Cardinals 20–17. Drive: 11 plays, 54 yards, 3:45.
Top passers
  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 11/26, 149 yards
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 31/50, 233 yards, TD
Top rushers
  • ARI – David Johnson – 20 carries, 69 yards
  • GB – Aaron Jones – 11 carries, 36 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • ARI – Christian Kirk – 3 receptions, 54 yards
  • GB – Davante Adams – 8 receptions, 93 yards, TD

This was the first time the Cardinals defeated the Packers on the road since 1949 when the team was based in Chicago. It was also the first time they did so at Lambeau Field.

Week 14: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Fourteen: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 7 7

17

Cardinals 0 0 0 3

3

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring

Second quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 47-yard field goal, 9:40. Drive: 3 plays, 55 yards, 7:56. Lions 3–0.

Third quarter

  • DET – Darius Slay 67-yard interception return (Matt Prater kick), 3:16. Drive: 8 plays, 42 yards, 4:42. Lions 10–0.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 22-yard field goal, 8:21. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 5:17. Lions 10–3.
  • DET – Zach Zenner 1-yard rush (Matt Prater kick), 4:05. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:09. Lions 17–3.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 15: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Fifteen: Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 7

14

Falcons 10 16 7 7

40

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information

First quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 1-yard rush (Zane Gonzalez kick), 8:25. Cardinals 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 3:22.
  • ATL – Deion Jones 41-yard interception return (Matt Bryant kick), 6:11. Tied 7–7.
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 22-yard field goal, 0:37. Falcons 10–7. Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 2:15.

Second quarter

  • ATL – Matt Ryan 1-yard rush (Matt Bryant kick), 12:32. Falcons 17–7. Drive: 5 plays, 34 yards, 1:37.
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 33-yard field goal, 5:16. Falcons 20–7. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 5:03.
  • ATL – Julio Jones 21-yard pass from Matt Ryan (pass failed), 0:13. Falcons 26–7. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 0:57.

Third quarter

  • ATL – Tevin Coleman 43-yard rush (Matt Bryant kick), 5:39. Falcons 33–7. Drive: 4 plays, 72 yards, 1:53.

Fourth quarter

  • ATL – Justin Hardy 5-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 11:14. Falcons 40–7. Drive: 12 plays, 76 yards, 6:32.
  • ARI – Trent Sherfield 7-yard pass from Mike Glennon (Zane Gonzalez kick), 3:14. Falcons 40–14. Drive: 13 plays, 64 yards, 3:50.

Top passers

  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 13/22, 132 yards, 2 INT
  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 22/36, 231 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • ARI – David Johnson – 11 carries, 33 yards, 1 TD
  • ATL – Tevin Coleman – 11 carries, 145 yards, 1 TD

Top receivers

  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald – 7 receptions, 82 yards
  • ATL – Julio Jones – 6 receptions, 82 yards, 1 TD

Week 16: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Sixteen: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 14 3 7

31

Cardinals 3 6 0 0

9

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

First quarter

  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 36-yard field goal, 7:07. Cardinals 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 23 yards, 4:58.
  • LAR – Robert Woods 4-yard rush (Greg Zuerlein kick), 3:59. Rams 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:08.

Second quarter

  • LAR – Jared Goff 1-yard rush (Greg Zuerlein kick), 11:56. Rams 14–3. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 5:29.
  • ARI – David Johnson 32-yard pass from Larry Fitzgerald (kick failed kick), 9:40. Rams 14–9. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:16.
  • LAR – C.J. Anderson 4-yard rush (Greg Zuerlein kick), 2:10. Rams 21–9. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 7:30.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 21-yard field goal, 5:37. Rams 24–9. Drive: 11 plays, 86 yards, 6:15.

Fourth quarter

  • LAR – Robert Woods 39-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 9:19. Rams 31–9. Drive: 4 plays, 95 yards, 2:15.

Top passers

  • LAR – Jared Goff – 19/24, 216 yards, 1 TD
  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 12/23, 87 yards

Top rushers

  • LAR – C.J. Anderson – 20 carries, 167 yards
  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 4 carries, 49 yards

Top receivers

  • LAR – Robert Woods – 6 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD
  • ARI – Trent Sherfield – 6 receptions, 62 yards

With the loss, the Cardinals fell to 3-12 and finished 1-7 at home, their worst in franchise history

Week 17: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Seventeen: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 10 8 3

24

Seahawks 7 7 7 6

27

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 2:25 p.m. MST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,990
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Sam Rosen, Brady Quinn and Lisa Byington
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • SEA – Chris Carson 7-yard rush (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 11:39. Seahawks 14–3. Drive: 4 plays, 34 yards, 2:12.
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 15-yard pass from Josh Rosen (Zane Gonzalez kick), 5:44. Seahawks 14–10. Drive: 3 plays, 27 yards, 1:28.
  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 50-yard field goal, 1:12. Seahawks 14–13. Drive: 4 plays, 11 yards, 2:13.

Third quarter

  • SEA – Mike Davis 17-yard rush (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 4:34. Seahawks 21–13. Drive: 5 plays, 98 yards, 2:54.
  • ARI – Dennis Gardeck blocked punt recovery in end zone (David Johnson rush), 0:11. Tied 21–21.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Sebastian Janikowski 42-yard field goal, 6:20. Seahawks 24–21. Drive: 6 plays, 7 yards, 2:38.
  • ARI – Zane Gonzalez 55-yard field goal, 1:49. Tied 24–24. Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, 4:31.
  • SEA – Sebastian Janikowski 33-yard field goal, 0:00. Seahawks 27–24. Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards, 1:49.

Top passers

  • ARI – Josh Rosen – 18/34, 149 yards, 1 TD
  • SEA – Russell Wilson – 12/21, 152 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Top rushers

  • ARI – David Johnson – 17 carries, 62 yards
  • SEA – Chris Carson – 19 carries, 122 yards, 1 TD

Top receivers

  • ARI – Chad Williams – 5 receptions, 51 yards
  • SEA – Tyler Lockett – 2 receptions, 66 yards, 1 TD

With the loss, the Cardinals ended their season at 3–13 and were swept by the Seahawks for the first time since 2014.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Los Angeles Rams 13 3 0 .813 6–0 9–3 527 384 W2
(5) Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 428 347 W2
San Francisco 49ers 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 342 435 L2
Arizona Cardinals 3 13 0 .188 2–4 3–9 225 425 L4

ConferenceEdit

NFCv · d · e
# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[lower-alpha 1] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 4–2 9–3 .482 .488 L1
2[lower-alpha 1] Los Angeles Rams West 13 3 0 .813 6–0 9–3 .480 .428 W2
3 Chicago Bears North 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 .430 .419 W4
4 Dallas Cowboys East 10 6 0 .625 5–1 9–3 .488 .444 W2
Wild cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 .484 .400 W2
6 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 .518 .486 W3
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Minnesota Vikings North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 .504 .355 L1
8[lower-alpha 2] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4–2 7–5 .482 .348 W3
9[lower-alpha 2] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 .486 .371 L2
10[lower-alpha 2] Carolina Panthers South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .508 .518 W1
11 Green Bay Packers North 6 9 1 .406 1–4–1 3–8–1 .488 .417 L1
12 Detroit Lions North 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .504 .427 W1
13[lower-alpha 3] New York Giants East 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .527 .487 L3
14[lower-alpha 3] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 .523 .506 L4
15 San Francisco 49ers West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 .504 .406 L2
16 Arizona Cardinals West 3 13 0 .188 2–4 3–9 .527 .302 L4
Tiebreakers[lower-alpha 4]

ReferencesEdit

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