2011 Arizona Cardinals Opponents
By Scott Allen
Guess who, statistically speaking based on winning percentage from 2010, has the easiest schedule in the NFL again in 2011? Yep, your Arizona Cardinals. Yeah great, because that turned out so well for the Cards in 2010.
The Cardinals play the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49'ers at home in 2011.
The road for the Cardinals includes games at the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49'ers.
If you look at the schedule, it certainly doesn't look easy by any stretch at first glance. The home schedule include the Steelers, who are always tough and still have noise to make in this years playoffs. The Giants and Cowboys are always tough, don't let their records from this year fool you. I don't expect the Cowboys to have another season anytime soon like the one they just had.
As for the road, it could be tough sledding. They have three east coast games in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington. Let's just hope the schedule makers are kind and spread those out a little bit so the Cards aren't tempted to stay back east for a week like they did in 2007 and get killed on the scoreboard.
As I see it, it will be tough to break even, but I want to see what kind of roster is produced before I start making any kind of predictions, but as of right now, this schedule looks anything but easy.