The 2020 Arizona Cardinals schedule will be released on Thursday at 5pm Arizona time
The Arizona Cardinals will know how their schedule looks in a little more than 24 hours from now. The anticipation is building despite the fact we don’t know if fans will be able to attend in any capacity or if the games will actually be played at all for that matter.
There’s been talk about Thanksgiving games and primetime/national television games ahead of the schedule release. So what are the Cardinals best options for national television?
Well, let’s first talk about Thanksgiving since that’s what many are talking about. Earlier today we talked about how the Cardinals vs the Dallas Cowboys would make sense. It really would.
The Cardinals do travel to Dallas this season. What better time than to make it the Thanksgiving game?
Outside of that, there are plenty of opportunities for the league to showcase the young talent the Cardinals have. How about week 1?
Last week, we predicted a Buffalo Bills matchup at State Farm on Monday Night Football as part of the doubleheader. It could happen. There are rumors floating the NFL will use its first four weeks for NFC-AFC matchups.
Even if they don’t play the Bills in week 1, could they end up on national television against them within those first four weeks? The Bills would make the most sense, although despite all the changes in New England, they are still an option for national television.
The other possibilities include any of their NFC West opponents in the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49ers. It’s an almost certainty they’ll play one of them on a Thursday night.
You can likely count out the games against both New York teams, the Detroit Lions, and Washington Redskins as possibilities. The Carolina Panthers would be an intriguing Monday Night Football matchup too.
Some fans seem to think Sunday Night Football might be interested. Now the NFL decides who will play in those matchups. I just don’t see the NFL being interested in adding the Cardinals to that schedule of games until they see the 2020 product on the field.