Arizona Cardinals 2020 opponents now known
The Arizona Cardinals now know all of their 2020 opponents after last place in the NFC North and NFC South were clinched on Sunday
The last couple of pieces of the Arizona Cardinals 2020 schedule came together on Sunday. With the Cardinals finishing last in the NFC West, all that was left to determine was the last place teams in the NFC North and NFC South.
With The Detroit Lions finishing last in the North and Carolina Panthers finishing last in the South, the Cardinals know their last two opponents. The Cardinals will host the Lions in Glendale while having to go east to face the Panthers next season.
Other home games include the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins. Buffalo and Miami each last played in Arizona in 2012.
The Cardinals road schedule includes 4 trips back east. It is not a kind road for them in 2020. They must travel to face the New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Giants, and the Panthers.
That means they will play multiple games in MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. They played the Giants there this season and won 27-21.
Of course they also have their usual home and home schedule with the NFC West. Nothing would make Cardinals fans happier than with another trip to Seattle late in the season. This is a trip the Cardinals have become very comfortable with.
The official 2020 schedule won’t come out until mid-April sometime. It will likely be released the week before the 2020 NFL Draft.
It should be interesting to see how the NFL views the Cardinals progress made in 2019. Quarterback Kyler Murray has been electrifying to watch. Could the Cardinals find themselves on more than 1 primetime game next year?
While they aren’t quite Sunday Night Football on NBC material yet, they may be good enough to get onto Monday Night Football in 2020. Heck, if the Jets made it to Monday night this year, the Cardinals should be there too.