The Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 regular season schedule has been released.
Along with home and road dates with NFC West rivals Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis, the Cardinals will also host the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens, while hitting the road to square off with the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns.
The entire schedule, which is the fifth-toughest in the NFL, can be seen below.
Head coach Bruce Arians seemed pretty pleased with the way things shook out schedule-wise for his team, especially with three of the first four contests in Glendale.
“We’ve been pretty successful the last two years at home,” Arians told NFL Network. “So I like coming off three home games and a trip to Chicago in September instead of December.”
|Week 1||Sep. 13||New Orleans Saints||University of Phoenix Stadium||1:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Week 2||Sep. 20||Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||10:00 a.m.||FOX|
|Week 3||Sep. 27||San Francisco 49ers||University of Phoenix Stadium||1:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Week 4||Oct. 04||St. Louis Rams||University of Phoenix Stadium||1:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Detroit Lions||Ford Field||1:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||10:00 a.m.||FOX|
|Week 7||Oct. 26*||Baltimore Ravens||University of Phoenix Stadium||5:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||11:00 a.m.||FOX|
|Week 10||Nov. 15*||Seattle Seahawks||CenturyLink Field||6:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Cincinnati Bengals||University of Phoenix Stadium||2:05 p.m.||CBS|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||San Francisco 49ers||Levi’s Stadium||2:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||St. Louis Rams||Edward Jones Dome||11:00 a.m.||FOX|
|Week 14||Dec. 10*||Minnesota Vikings||University of Phoenix Stadium||6:25 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln Financial Field||11:00 a.m.||FOX|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||Green Bay Packers||University of Phoenix Stadium||2:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Week 17||Jan. 03||Seattle Seahawks||University of Phoenix Stadium||2:25 p.m.||FOX|
* Denotes national TV game
– The Cardinals have three prime time games on their schedule for the second straight year, with two of them being at University of Phoenix Stadium.
– This is the second straight season the Cardinals will play on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights, which is something that has never before happened in team history.
– Arizona will face five of the last seven Super Bowl champions in the Steelers, Saints, Packers, Ravens and Seahawks.
– The Ravens and Bengals will be making their first trip to University of Phoenix Stadium, though the Bengals did take on the Cardinals in Glendale during last year’s preseason.
There’s also this:
The @AZCardinals are scheduled to travel 25,900 miles during the 2015 season (1,000 miles more than the earth's circumference)
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) April 21, 2015