Arizona Cardinals: Ranking the 13 opponents for 2017
The Arizona Cardinals will play the NFC East and AFC South in addition to the NFC West this upcoming season
Looking at the 2017 schedule for the Arizona Cardinals, it would appear on the surface they could have an easier road to the playoffs. Of course that’s all on paper.
In 2016 the Cardinals had to play the NFC South which saw the Cardinals go 1-3. Their only victory was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers destroyed the Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints put up 48 on them in December. The NFC East comes calling this season. The Cardinals have fared better against those teams lately.
As for their AFC rotation, this season it will be the South. Last season it was the AFC East, where the Cardinals also went 1-3. The last go around with the AFC South in 2013 the Cardinals went 4-0 against the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Cardinals will also play the second-place teams from the NFC South and NFC North in 2017 by virtue of their second-place finish in the NFC West last season. That means a trip to face the Detroit Lions and a visit from the Buccaneers once again. Here we will rank the opponents as we currently know the rosters.