Arizona Cardinals 2018 Season Preview

Last year in the desert, the Arizona Cardinals were one of three teams fighting for a playoff spot in the wild, wild NFC West. Thinking that with head coach Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer at quarterback the franchise felt like they could go far in 2017.

They finished the 2017 campaign with a record of 8-8 which was third in the NFC West. When the 2018 offseason finally began, veteran quarterback Carson Palmer decided to hang his cleats up after playing 14 seasons with three different teams.

Now, entering the 2018 NFL season the Arizona Cardinals are without Arians and Palmer. Steve Wilks is the Cardinals next head coach. As an NFL head coach, he has no experience but in college, he has a record of 5-6.

As for quarterbacks, they have four players on the quarterback depth chart and of the four quarterbacks, Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon are the two veteran quarterback. The Arizona Cardinals are looking for Sam Bradford to lead the Cardinals to the playoffs and hopefully the Super Bowl

The Arizona Cardinals begin the 2018 season at home against the Washington Redskins on September 9. As for that game, Here is how I think the Cardinals will do as I predict the 2018 schedule.

Week Opponent Result Record
1 Vs. Redskins W 1-0
2 At Rams L 1-1 (0-1)
3 Vs. Bears L 1-2
4 Vs. Seahawks L 1-3 (0-2)
5 At 49ers W 2-3 (1-2)
6 At Vikings L 2-4
7 (TNF) Vs. Broncos L 2-5
8 Vs. 49ers W 3-5 (2-2)
9 Bye Week    
10 At Chiefs W 4-5
11 Vs. Raiders W 5-5
12 At Chargers W 6-5
13 At Packers L 6-6
14 Vs. Lions W 7-6
15 At Falcons W 8-6
16 Vs. Rams W 9-6 (3-2)
17 At Seahawks L 9-7 (3-3)

It is unclear if the Cardinals will make the playoffs, we will have to see how the other three teams will do.