The wait is finally over. Thursday evening the NFL officially released their entire regular season schedule. With the staff and most of the team back at work this week at their Tempe headquarters, the Arizona Cardinals can now officially link teams with dates this fall.
There full schedule, with kickoffs, is as follows.
September 10th @ Detroit Lions (10:00AM)
September 17th @ Indianapolis Colts (10:00AM)
September 25th vs. Dallas Cowboys (5:25PM)
October 1st vs. San Francisco 49ers (1:05PM)
October 8th @ Philadelphia Eagles (10:00AM)
October 15th vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1:05PM)
October 22nd @ Los Angeles Rams (10:00AM ***game played in London)
October 29th BYE WEEK
November 5th @ San Francisco 49ers (2:05PM)
November 9th vs. Seattle Seahawks (6:25PM)
November 19th @ Houston Texans (10:00AM)
November 26th vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (2:25PM)
December 3rd vs. Los Angeles Rams (2:25PM)
December 10th vs. Tennessee Titans (2:05PM)
December 17th @ Washington Redskins (11:00AM)
December 24th vs. New York Giants (2:25PM)
December 31st @ Seattle Seahawks (2:25PM)
Below are some some interesting tidbits the Cardinals sent out in a release Thursday evening regarding their schedule.
- The 2017 season is the team’s 12th at University of Phoenix Stadium where the Cardinals have sold out all 114 games they have played there and have created one of the NFL’s best home-field advantages. Since the venue opened in 2006, AZ opponents have committed 147 false start penalties, the most in the NFL in that span.
- Week 7 features the Cards’ 1st-ever regular season game in England when they meet the Rams at London’s Twickenham Stadium. Arizona is the road team for the game that kicks off at 10 AM in AZ. The Cards played in the NFL’s 1st international regular season game when they beat San Fran in Mexico City in 2005; they also played the NFL’s 1st-ever game in England, a 1983 preseason game against Minnesota.
- For the first time since 2010, the Cards open with consecutive road games. However, four of the season’s final six games are at University of Phoenix Stadium including three straight at home in weeks 12-14. The last time the Cards played home games in three straight weeks was 2011.
- The home opener comes in a week 3 nationally-televised tilt against the Cowboys on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The other prime time game is also at home, aThursday Night Football appearance in week 10 against Seattle available on NBC, NFL Network & Amazon.
- The Jaguars and Titans will be facing the Cards for the first time at University of Phoenix Stadium; after that, all 32 NFL teams will have played at least once at the venue that opened in 2006.
- The Cards face five playoff teams from a year ago (DAL, NYG, SEA, DET, HOU) including three that won 10+ games in 2016 (DAL, NYG, SEA).