Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) signs his jersey for a trade with Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) after the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears beat the Cardinals 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
With the Arizona Cardinals clinching last place in the NFC West today, they now know they will play a fourth place schedule in 2013. The last two pieces of the puzzle were decided today with the fourth place NFC East team and fourth place NFC North team. They also play the AFC South and entire NFC South.
2013 Cards home opponents:
St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, Detroit
It will be nice to see the Falcons come to Arizona next season. I’ve grown tired of them visiting the Georgia Dome. If they can play a team like Detroit at home like they did last week, then that should be a fun visit.
2013 Cards away opponents:
St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Philadelphia
The Cards will undoubtedly be given New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Seattle back to back to back I’m sure. The NFL has a sense of humor like that. New Orleans will most likely have a chip on their shoulders for what happened to them this season and being out of the playoffs.
I won’t go predicting anything yet cause this is going to be a markedly different roster in 2013, including quarterback.