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Seven words or less: The Arizona Cardinals’ 2022 schedule

May 20, 2022, 2:45 PM
J.J. Watt #99 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates in the second quarter against the Houston Texans ...
J.J. Watt #99 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates in the second quarter against the Houston Texans in the game at State Farm Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
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NFL schedule makers were not messing around when they compiled the Arizona Cardinals’ 2022 slate.

Whether it’s games against familiar faces, a revamped AFC West or the usual divisional rivals, there’s a lot to take in.

So let’s simplify things.

Cardinals Corner co-hosts Tyler Drake and Erik Ruby took a look at each of the matchups on the schedule, giving their best take in — you guessed it — seven words or less.

Week 1 – vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Drake: Not a foregone conclusion like some think.

Ruby: Will overreact no matter the outcome.

Week 2 — at Las Vegas Raiders

Drake: Chandler Jones revenge game. Talk about Yikes.

Ruby: HIGH chance of 0-2.

Week 3 — vs. Los Angeles Rams

Drake: Can they erase last year’s optics early?

Ruby: The Kyler Murray mental-toughness test.

Week 4 — at Carolina Panthers

Drake: Kliff sending the “sorry” text this time.

Ruby: More worried than I should be.

Week 5 — vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Drake: Strong possibility for back-to-back Ws.

Ruby: Could be turning point if struggling.

Week 6 — at Seattle Seahawks

Drake: Things tend to get weird in Seattle.

Ruby: There will be a safety.

Week 7 — vs. New Orleans Saints (Thursday Night Football)

Drake: DeAndre Hopkins makes his return on primetime.

Ruby: Will overreact no matter what pt. 2.

Week 8 — at Minnesota Vikings

Drake: Extra time to prep. Can’t be flat.

Ruby: The real Hop test.

Week 9 — vs. Seattle Seahawks

Drake: Can’t let this winnable game slip by.

Ruby: Chance to build momentum.

Week 10 — at Los Angeles Rams

Drake: Must put Wild Card in the rearview.

Ruby: Should be in a groove by here.

Week 11 — vs. San Francisco 49ers (Monday Night Football in Mexico City)

Drake: International primetime game in division. Buckle up.

Ruby: Feeling a high-scoring duel in Mexico.

Week 12 — vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Drake: The third musketeer of AFC West gauntlet.

Ruby: Insane talent on both sides if healthy.

Week 13 — Bye Week

Drake: “Treat yo’ self” before final push.

Ruby: Hope they don’t fall out of rhythm.

Week 14 — vs. New England Patriots (Monday Night Football)

Drake: Round 2 between master and apprentice.

Ruby: Cole Strange masterclass incoming.

Week 15 — at Denver Broncos

Drake: New division, same Russell Wilson?

Ruby: Potential heartbreaker.

Week 16 — vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday Night Football on Christmas)

Drake: Is coal part of Tom Brady’s diet?

Ruby: When the national media form their opinions.

Week 17 — at Atlanta Falcons

Drake: No Calvin Ridley, no problem.

Ruby: Beat them. Simple as that.

Week 18 — at San Francisco 49ers

Drake: Trey Lance time in the Bay Area?

Ruby: Still not used to Week 18, weird.

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