Before 2012, a glance at 2013 opponents

Posted by Darren Urban on July 17, 2012 – 1:22 pm

Yes, yes, I know I am early. Way early. But as long as the info is out there — and while we still have a little bit before we get to training camp — here is a look at who the Cardinals’ opponents will be for the 2013 season.


— Indianapolis (Andrew Luck!)

— Carolina (Cam Newton!)

— Houston (Arian Foster.)

— Atlanta (Roddy White?)

— NFC North team that matches Cards’ spot in 2012 standings

— and of course, St. Louis, Seattle, San Francisco.


— New Orleans

— Tampa Bay

— Jacksonville

— Tennessee

— NFC East team that matches Cards’ spot in 2012 standings

— and, of course, St. Louis, Seattle, San Francisco.

I was going to do a little analysis, but then I realized how foolish that was this far out.

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16 Responses to “Before 2012, a glance at 2013 opponents”

  1. By John Donohue on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply


    Are future opponent rotation announced beyond 2013? I recall a set 8 yr rotation was previously done and this yr did not seem to hold to form with home/away. More specifically I was expecting the Jets and Pats to be home games since they just played there 4 yrs ago


  2. By Darren Urban on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    John —

    RE: Rotation

    The opponents haven’t been announced beyond 2013. It is still in eight year blocks. After the last one, some East coast teams complained about having to take multiple long trips west (ironic, right) to play the NFC West, so the Cards and someone (Rams maybe?) were flipped. Something like that. So that’s why the Cards have been doubling up with some of these teams. It will come back around by the end of this eight-year block.

  3. By Gumby on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why do you have a question mark on White? Is he a free agent next year?

  4. By Darren Urban on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Gumby —

    RE: White

    Just having some fun with punctuation.

  5. By beardinals on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    According to the Mayans, we won’t even see the playoffs this year.

  6. By AndyStandsUp on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Kinda odd for a guy that won’t speculate on what’s he going to have for breakfast.

  7. By Ben on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    – NFC East team that matches Cards’ spot in 2012 standings

    Sweet another chance to beat dem Cowgirls!!!

  8. By John the draft guy on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    bearinals and andystandsup;

    Funny comments. Andy, I actually laughed.

  9. By John Donohue on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the great info as always!

  10. By Chris B on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    East is Eagles? North is Lions?

  11. By Chuck 1 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    We APPEAR to be lucky to avoid the AFC Central i.e. Steelers and Ravens and the AFC North i.e. the Patriots. I say APPEAR because they could all have a down year, however unlikely that would be.

    It’s about time to not have to play them.

  12. By Kevin S on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Question (if I’m allowed to ask here Darren; if Vegas-related posts are not allowed, I understand): Does anyone have a current line on the Cards’ over-under win total? I heard it opened at 7 at some places, 6 1/2 in others (the former LV Hilton), and am just wondering if anyone has seen it currently and what the line actually is (e.g., -110 or something else). Planning to head to Vegas soon, want to get the best line. Of course will be taking the over, as a Cards fan.

  13. By Darren Urban on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Kevin S —

    RE: Over-under

    You can ask, but I don’t know anything about that stuff. I’m probably not supposed to talk about it, but it’s moot, because I’m not a gambling guy anyway.

  14. By QBR on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    No chance to play the Cowgirls!!! They won’t win the NFC East.

    Looks like home against Green Bay and away against Philly.

  15. By jeffgollin on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    Every year, most of us scope out the tough games, impossible games and gimmes as a prelude to grading out the season’s schedule.

    And each year, there are surprises. An “easy” team blows us out of the stadium. Locks turn into upsets. Some years, we roll off 4 or 5 early wins. Other years (like last year) we dig ourselves a hole and then dig our way out of it.

    You just never know. When scoping out which games figure to be difficult and which ones should be laughers, the working motto should be: “Be careful what you wish for.”

  16. By Showme4570 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    2013 looks easier than 2012 and we will have over 10wins this coming seasons with NFC North and AFC East.

    I believe that we are going to be 7-2 at week 10 break. Has anyone actually looked at our defense yet??? Ray Horton did more the last half of last season that his mentor did with supposedly better players? I don’t think there is a more solid defense in the league!!!!!!!! Rays Plays are going to confuse each and every offense that we play. He studies them like a lion studies his prey, and uses his defense in an attack mode. NO MORE BENDY BREAKY STUFF. All we need is QB play like Terry Bradshaw did his first couple of years when everyone was poking fun at him. Most of you weren’t old enough to remember that. I think Terry has “4” SB rings. Yeh, after we win this year next year teams will hate to see us on their schedule and CNN writers won’t be dissing Coach Whizenhunts staff. THEY HAVE OUR STAFF AT 29 OUT OF 32
    2013, we go “BACK” to the playoffs. Tis year we finish 12-4 good for you guys I don’t gamble either. I’d take your money.

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