Seven words or less: The Cardinals’ 2023 schedule
May 13, 2023, 10:21 AM | Updated: 2:39 pm
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We’re one step closer to the 2023 NFL season kicking into gear following the schedule release on Thursday.
In honor of now knowing the Arizona Cardinals’ slate, Cardinals Corner co-hosts Tyler Drake and Erik Ruby gave their week-by-week thoughts on the schedule in seven words or less.
Let’s dive right in:
Week 1: at Washington Commanders
TD: Cardinals have a chance in D.C.
ER: Answers if rookies start Week 1.
Week 2: vs. New York Giants
TD: Tough home test right out the gate.
ER: Chance to test new-look run defense.
Week 3: vs. Dallas Cowboys
TD: Tony Pollard is going to feast.
ER: Possibly start Kyler Murray watch.
Week 4: at San Francisco 49ers
TD: Brock Purdy or Trey Lance?
ER: Chance to start momentum in NFC West.
Week 5: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
TD: Another brutal home matchup for Arizona.
ER: Joe Burrow tests CB room.
Week 6: at Los Angeles Rams
TD: First one to 20 wins.
ER: Good ol’ fashion stink-off.
Week 7: at Seattle Seahawks
TD: I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
ER: Weird things happen in Seattle…
Week 8: vs. Baltimore Ravens
TD: Lamar vs. Kyler would be something else.
ER: Possibly Lamar vs Kyler.
Week 9: at Cleveland Browns
TD: This is gonna be a dog fight.
ER: Paris Johnson Jr. vs Myles Garrett.
Week 10: vs. Atlanta Falcons
TD: This is one the Cards can win.
ER: Big test for Simmons/Collins.
Week 11: at Houston Texans
TD: 2024 NFL Draft pick implications!
ER: Time to overreact to the trade!
Week 12: vs Los Angeles Rams
TD: Could be a long season by now.
ER: The tank starts for real.
Week 13: at Pittsburgh Steelers
TD: Najee Harris is gonna be a problem.
ER: If J.J. Watt unretires… (I joke)
Week 14: Bye
TD: Another year, another late bye.
ER: Is this legal?
Week 15: vs. San Francisco 49ers
TD: Will be on opposite ends of standings.
ER: Who is QB for both teams?
Week 16: at Chicago Bears
TD: Bring extra layer(s), you’re gonna need it.
ER: Chicago in December… YIKES!
Week 17: at Philadelphia Eagles
TD: New year (almost), new team.
ER: Eagles will be out for blood (Gannon).
Week 18: vs. Seattle Seahawks
TD: Draft position or pride? What matters more?
ER: Last chance to get a better pick.