Arizona Cardinals 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Arizona Cardinals NFL Season Recap

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Though the Arizona Cardinals only managed to match their win total output from the prior season under the new coaching staff, things are looking way up in the desert in my opinion and it has everything to do with the credible management and staff brought in this past offseason. Say what you will about the Redbirds failing to log a single win within the division; save for the AFC North, there wasn’t a more competitive division this NFL betting season than that of the NFC West with the 49ers and Rams punching tickets to the playoffs and the Seahawks coming up just short. While there’s still plenty room for improvement considering Zona only managed to cover the closing NFL odds in one of those matchups losing by an average of 14.3 points per game, they competed to the bitter end which was a trend and quality the team exhibited throughout the regular season.

In the end, Arizona failed to exceed its win total for the second straight year. Boy was I glad it happened too since I laid some heavy chalk on the under of its 4.5-game impost! That being said, I grossly underestimated the team and thank my lucky stars Seattle pulled that win out in the closing minutes of Week 18. The Cardinals still proved to be a gritty team evidenced by covering the spread at a 9-7-1 clip with their four wins coming against the Cowboys, Falcons, @Steelers, and @Eagles. That’s three playoff teams right there folks! GM Monti Ossenfort and head coach Jonathan Gannon have laid the ground work for a new culture, and it seems to have already taken shape in year one of the new regime. One can only hope it continues moving forward.

Regardless the old ways of the prior regime are in the rearview mirror with the days of taking little to no accountability for actions made on and off the field are frowned upon not only by upper management and the coaching staff, but also the players.

Arizona Cardinals 2024 Offseason

The Cardinals excelled in two areas this NFL betting season. The first was running the football with James Conner eclipsing the 1,000 yard plateau for the first time in his career. The moves made along the offensive line in last year’s draft already started to pay off with Paris Johnson Jr. representing well in his rookie campaign. He however is entering his age 29 season and a successor must be found. I wasn’t truly enamored with Emari Demercado, but Michael Carter has juice and could evolve if given the platform to strut his stuff. Still, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if a running back was nabbed either in the draft or free agency.

The other area Zona excelled was defending the pass with the secondary ranked No. 13 in allowing just over 212 yards per game. But was it a matter of the secondary flexing its muscles or the fact that the run defense got ripped for a league-worst 143.2 yards per game? Arizona only came up with 17 takeaways with 11 coming by way of the interception, so it’s likely due to the latter. With that, the Cardinals would do themselves a major solid by beefing up the front-seven with some run stuffers throughout the draft.

While the franchise would likely love to nab a difference maker at the wide receiver position to pair up with Kyler Murray for the foreseeable future, it might not get a shot at Marvin Harrison Jr. who is expected to go earlier than the fourth pick.

With that, it might just be a matter of taking the best player on the board at the current draft spot, and that would likely put them in a position to shore up the offensive line even more. I can’t help but think upper management wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to inject even more elite-level talent into the front wall with Penn State’s Olumuyiwa Fashanu there for the taking. Should that come to pass, Murray will be a QB1 in fantasy next season a year removed from his ACL surgery and having a year and a day to locate his speedy pass catchers – as well as stud TE Trey McBride – downfield.

Either way you cut it, things are looking up in the desert which will have the Cardinals competing for division titles sooner than most NFL bettors likely think. I’m already eagerly waiting for the opportunity to slam the over of next year’s win total and look forward to seeing the product put on the field next season!

Arizona Cardinals Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Washington Commanders L 16-20 0-1
Week 2 vs. New York Giants L 28-31 0-2
Week 3 vs. Dallas Cowboys W 28-16 1-2
Week 4 at San Francisco 49ers L 16-35 1-3
Week 5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals L 20-34 1-4
Week 6 at Los Angeles Rams L 9-26 1-5
Week 7 at Seattle Seahawks L 10-20 1-6
Week 8 vs. Baltimore Ravens L 24-31 1-7
Week 9 at Cleveland Browns L 0-27 1-8
Week 10 vs. Atlanta Falcons W 25-23 2-8
Week 11 at Houston Texans L 16-21 2-9
Week 12 vs. Los Angeles Rams L 14-37 2-10
Week 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 24-10 3-10
Week 14 BYE WEEK
Week 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers L 29-45 3-11
Week 16 at Chicago Bears L 16-27 3-12
Week 17 at Philadelphia Eagles W 35-31 4-12
Week 18 vs. Seattle Seahawks L 20-21 4-13

Founded in 1920 as the Chicago Cardinals, the Arizona Cardinals have a long and winding road of history that includes a lot of frustration and futility.

While in Chicago, the Cardinals were always operating in the shadow of the Chicago Bears. Before moving to St. Louis in 1960, the Cardinals won only two championships. Most seasons were losers.

St. Louis immediately took to the Cardinals, but the losing continued. During their time in St. Louis, the Cardinals made the playoffs only three times. After failing to agree to a new stadium, the franchise moved to Arizona in 1988.

The Cardinals have had their greatest era of success in Arizona, although it is relatively modest compared to the better NFL franchises. The Cardinals have made the playoffs six times since 1998. The 2008 Cardinals made the franchise’s only Super Bowl appearance, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Arizona Cardinals Past Seasons (2000)

2023 4-13 None
2022 4-13 None
2021 11-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2020 8-8 None
2019 5-10-1 None
2018 3-13 None
2017 8-8 None
2016 7-8-1 None
2015 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2014 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2013 10-6 None
2012 5-11 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 5-11 None
2009 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2008 9-7 Lost Super Bowl
2007 8-8 None
2006 5-11 None
2005 5-11 None
2004 6-10 None
2003 4-12 None
2002 5-11 None
2001 7-9 None
2000 3-13 None

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