Arizona Cardinals: A Look At History Against 2015 Opponents

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The NFL schedule is reportedly going to be released on Thursday April 23rd

The NFL schedule will soon be out and according to Mike Florio of, the schedule is ready to go and could even have a chance of being released before next Thursday.  Whatever the case, here is some info about who the Cardinals will play in 2015.

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San Francisco 49ers

The Niners and the Cardinals split the 2014 series 1-1.  The Cardinals won 23-14 in Arizona.  Drew Stanton started for Carson Palmer.  In the season finale in San Francisco, the Niners got their revenge and defeated Ryan Lindley and the Cardinals 20-17.

2015 schedule prediction: Carson Palmer didn’t see the Niners in either game last year.  The Cardinals have opened the season with the Niners in the past.  It would be nice to see that again.  Maybe in a Monday Night game again?

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks swept the Cardinals in 2014.  The won in Seattle 19-3 and in Glendale 35-6.  Three field goals was all the Cards could muster against the Seahawks in 2014.  Again, neither game was started by Carson Palmer though.

2015 schedule prediction: These two may hook up in a national game again.  I would not be surprised to see them play each other in a Thursday Night game on CBS in the first half of the season.

St. Louis Rams

The Cardinals were able to sweep the Rams in 2014.  They defeated them in Arizona 31-14 behind great fourth quarter defense.  That was also the game they lost Palmer to a torn ACL for the season.  They won a field goal battle 12-6 in St. Louis in December.

2015 schedule prediction: My guess at least one of the games will be early in St. Louis and the other in December in Arizona.

Green Bay Packers

These two teams did not play each other in 2014.  The last time these two hooked up in the regular season was in 2012 in Green Bay.  The Packers won that one 31-17.  The last time the Packers played in Arizona was in the 2009 playoffs in January 2010.  They lost 51-45 in a wild one.  Their only other visit to University of Phoenix Stadium was the week before that playoff game.  The Packers won that one easily 33-7.

2015 schedule prediction: Since this one is in Arizona, I won’t automatically predict a December matchup here.  If it was in Green Bay I’d bet the farm on it.  This will likely be a week 5-8 game and probably on national television.

Philadelphia Eagles

These two teams are very familiar with each other.  The Eagles came to Arizona last season and lost to the Cardinals 24-20 on a spectacular touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to John Brown.  The game this season takes place in Philadelphia.  The Cardinals lost there 24-21 in a thriller after starting the game down 21-0 in December 2013.

2015 schedule prediction:  Here’s your cold weather game in December.  Early December is my guess and again a candidate for national television.  We’ll see.