Since October 28th, 2021, the Arizona Cardinals are an abysmal 1-10 at home this season, and 1-11 if you count the loss in Mexico City.
Ironically enough for the Arizona Cardinals, their lone home win came on prime time against the New Orleans Saints in a 42-34 contest that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. It was a solid night for the offense and the defense, despite the latter allowing 34 points.
However, this game serves as an outlier over the past 14 months, since the Redbirds have lost every other game at State Farm Stadium. So how bad have the Cardinals been at home since October 28th, 2021? Let’s break it down.
Arizona Cardinals have lost in the absolute worst ways at home
Sadly, the Cardinals could be 3-3 at State Farm Stadium this year. However, a missed field goal in the final minute against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5 sealed their fate, and they lost 20-17. Fast-forward to Week 12, and a last-second touchdown and go-ahead two-point conversion saw the Los Angeles Chargers steal one from under the Cardinals noses.
Want more fun? Outside their 42 points against the Saints, the Redbirds have not scored over 24 points in a single game at State Farm Stadium this season, averaging just 22.8 points per contest at home. Take away the Saints game, and you get just 19 points per.
What’s worse? In many of those games, the defense played well enough for the most part, and the Cardinals have three one-possession losses this year on their home turf. From October 28th, 2021 until January 9th, 2022, all but one of their home losses came within one possession, giving us a total of seven that fell at or within eight points.
Go back to Week 2 of the 2021 season, and the Cardinals have had 10 home games that came within one possession, with three wins and seven losses in that stretch. Overall, the Redbirds have not played well at home, but as the numbers show, they also haven’t been terrible.
They have played 14 games at State Farm Stadium heading into tonight’s matchup against the New England Patriots. And with 10 of them coming within one possession, plus a recent prime time win this year, they can easily find a way to turn things around.
(Historical data provided by Pro-Football-Reference)
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