ARIZONA CARDINALS

What stands out from the Arizona Cardinals’ and NFC West’s schedule

May 7, 2020, 8:56 PM | Updated: May 8, 2020, 7:06 am
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, left, greets Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury a...

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, left, greets Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Rams won 34-7. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

I don’t just look at the when and where of games when the NFL schedule comes out because it’s about who has the advantages compared to the rest of the division.

I cross-reference all the teams in the division.

Here’s what I picked up when going through the schedule for the NFC West’s Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

The only team that plays their Thursday Night Football game on the road: Cardinals

The only team that doesn’t play back-to-back East Coast road games: Seahawks

10:00 a.m. (body clock) starts: Cardinals/49ers – 2 each, Rams/Seahawks – 4 each

Strangest start: Rams (SNF, 10 a.m., 10 a.m., normal Sunday afternoon home game, 10 a.m., SNF, MNF, 10 a.m.)

East Coast Monday Night Football games are death because of the short week for next week: Rams at Tampa Bay and Seattle at Philadelphia.

Games against a team with a new coach or QB in September for Cardinals, Rams and 49ers: 1 each

Games against a team with a new coach or QB in September for the Seahawks: 2 each

Longest stretch of games without a bye: Seahawks, 11 weeks

Most travel miles: Seahawks, almost 30,000

One guaranteed win: 49ers at Rams (The Rams play at Tampa on Monday Night Football, so they’ll get back to LA late Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the 49ers are coming off their bye week. That’s 14 days of rest vs. 5.5.)

Second-toughest home game: 49ers hosting Packers (A Thursday Night Football 5:00 p.m. kickoff when 49ers fans will be unable to get through traffic to rival one of the best traveling fanbases in sports. Unless there are no games.)

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What stands out from the Arizona Cardinals’ and NFC West’s schedule