Arizona Cardinals 2018 schedule: By the numbers

Apr 19, 2018, 5:47 PM | Updated: 10:37 pm

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, right, talks with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, left,...

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, right, talks with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, left, as players run drills during a voluntary team activity Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Cardinals' training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Cardinals’ schedule for the 2018 season is out and includes several notable matchups and key points of the season.

From Sam Bradford’s Minnesota reunion to Thursday Night Football and a challenging end of the season, here’s a look at the schedule, by the numbers:


In Week 1, Arizona takes on their second-most frequent opponent in franchise history. The Cardinals and Washington Redskins have faced each other 125 times, only topped by the 127 meetings between Arizona and the New York Giants.


While the Cardinals have only one nationally televised game, every other team in the NFC West has five, and none of those are against Arizona.


The Cardinals have won four of their last five games in Seattle, where they play in Week 17. The rest of the league, meanwhile, has a combined six wins and 29 losses over that stretch.


The only stretch of back-to-back NFC West games for the Cardinals are in the last two weeks of the season at home against the Rams and in Seattle for the season finale.


Arizona does not have a win at Arrowhead Stadium. They are 0-4 against the Kansas City Chiefs in their stadium and will look to break that streak in Week 10.


The Cardinals have never won three games in a row against the Oakland Raiders, but they would do so with a win in Week 11 against Jon Gruden’s squad.


The Detroit Lions have not won in the Valley since 1993 and will look to get that win in Week 14.


The first game for the Cardinals outside the Pacific Time Zone is in Week 6 at 10 a.m. against the Vikings.


On Oct.18 when the Cardinals play at home against the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in Week 7, Arizona State football also gets a national primetime game at home against Stanford.


The average high temperature for December at Lambeau Field is 30 degrees. That’s where the Cardinals will be in Week 13 taking on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

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