Week 13 (November 28-December 2) – Cleveland Browns (Thanksgiving night)
This one has been rumored for the last couple of days. We aren’t sure if it will come to fruition or not? A month ago there were rumors this game would be the ESPN opener in week one.
The thought process here is that it will pit Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield against assumed number one pick quarterback Kyler Murray. If this is what comes out on the schedule and Murray doesn’t get selected by the Cardinals, oh boy.
Week 14 (December 5-9) – @ Cincinnati Bengals
Hopefully the Cardinals get this break in December and don’t have to go to somewhere like Baltimore. The Cardinals visited Cincy in December of 2011 on Christmas Eve.
This will be their first trip back since the amazing receiver Jerome Simpson flip into the end zone to help the Bengals defeat the Cardinals 23-16 that day. The last time these two played was in 2015 when the Cardinals won 34-31.
Week 15 (December 12-16) – Detroit Lions
Talk about a team it seems the Cardinals always play. Well, they do play each other a lot.
This will be the 17th meeting between the two teams in the last 21 seasons. For non-divisional opponents, that’s amazing.
Week 16 (December 19-23) – Seattle Seahawks
The return trip to Arizona. The Cardinals have not defeated the Seahawks in Arizona since quarterback Russell Wilson‘s rookie debut in 2012.
Last season’s game was one the Cardinals let slip away late. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 20-17.
Week 17 (December 29) – @ San Francisco 49ers
Why not change it up this year? The last two seasons the NFL has scheduled the divisional game finale at the Seattle Seahawks.
Definitely can see the NFL sending the Cardinals out on the road once again to finish the season. Question is, will this game be pitting the two for another high draft position in 2020 or not?