The Arizona Cardinals open the 2017 season this Sunday in Detroit
Back in May we did a game by game prediction when we knew the schedule for the Arizona Cardinals. Now we know who will be on the roster. So here’s a fresh perspective on what will go down.
The Cardinals will open the season this weekend against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Then the following week at the Indianapolis Colts. They will be one of only three teams to open the first two weeks on the road.
The first home game for the Cardinals will take place on Monday September 25th against the Dallas Cowboys. They end the season at the Seattle Seahawks on December 31st.
Four of the final six games are at home, meaning the Cardinals will be home for three December games. So, although the schedule makers weren’t kind to the Cardinals early on, they sure were towards the end of the season.
The schedule also includes a trip to London to face a team that would have been the shortest road trip otherwise against the Los Angeles Rams. So instead of traveling west by air in an hour or less and 372 miles, they will spend 12 hours in the air to play the Rams 5,267 miles east.
Here is a look at how the schedule plays out and predictions on each outcome. The Cardinals have the one Monday night and will have one Thursday night game this season.