Arizona Cardinals vs New Orleans Saints: Preview, prediction
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals play their last home game of the 2016 season on Sunday
The Arizona Cardinals home portion of the 2016 regular-season schedule comes to an end on Sunday as they face the New Orleans Saints. The Saints lost 31-19 to the Cardinals in 2015 in Glendale to open the season.
What: Arizona Cardinals vs New Orleans Saints
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
When: 2:05 p.m.
TV: Fox 10 (Chris Myers, Ronde Barber)
Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 (Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley); SiriusXM 233 (Internet 800)- Cardinals feed, SiriusXM 225 (Internet 820) – Saints feed
What looked like a possible playoff matchup just a few weeks ago has been reduced to loser gets mathematically eliminated from the NFC playoffs with the winner also holding that possibility. It is what it is.
The Saints come in a 5-8 while the Cardinals, who are 4-2-1 at home this season, are 5-7-1. They have to win out and hope the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers all lose out. In other words, no chance.
The Cardinals have made a great number of moves with their roster this past week with injuries and other events. How much the Cardinals play their regular starters remains to be seen over the last three weeks. Best guess is you will still see many of them up until the point math has officially ended their playoff chances.