Opponents set for 2013

Posted by Darren Urban on December 23, 2012 – 2:46 pm

With the Rams’ win against Tampa Bay today, the Cardinals are locked into last place in the NFC West for 2012 regardless of the result today or next week. It also solidifies their opponents for 2013, since the NFC North and NFC East already know who will be their fourth-place teams as well.


— Indianapolis

— Houston

— Carolina

— Atlanta

— Detroit

— Seattle

— San Francisco

— St. Louis


— Tennessee

— Jacksonville

— New Orleans

— Tampa Bay

— Philadelphia

— Seattle

— St. Louis

— San Francisco

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24 Responses to “Opponents set for 2013”

  1. By Chuck 1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I can count 10 probable losses for 2013 unless the Cards vastly improve. Remember, I predicted a record of 6-10, or at best 7-9, for 2012 EVEN BEFORE THE SEASON BEGAN.

  2. By georgiebird on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    With these opponents-time to trade Larry.
    Just watched the Bears score right before halftime. Brandon Marshall was open by about 15 yards and Marshall is their #1 go to guy. Can’t count on this dumb defense for anything- Oh! there is one thing; our defense is better than our offense.

  3. By Goodz in PHX 17 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    i thought the return man has to touch the ball in order for it to be a muff? i thought you can advance if it touched a gunner

  4. By Darren Urban on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Goodz —

    RE: muff

    Any punt touched by the return team without the team actually taking possession is a muff.

  5. By AndyStandsUp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Currently, the Cards have the toughest rated schedule of this season, no, Darren?

  6. By Darren Urban on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: schedule

    No idea.

  7. By cardsalltheway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    But you’re going to be wrong. The Cardinals will be a last place 5-11. Congrats Ken W., you get a last place schedule 2012 and 2013 will be a do nothing/waste of a year if the Bidwills only keep you to save money. Ooops, R. Lindley just threw a pick 6. Hey Darren, do you want to coach next year? I’d bet you could do a better job than Ken W., all you gotta do is make obvious decisions which aren’t dumb.

    Ha ha ha, Hoyer is now in the game. That’s 4 QB’s for Ken W. this year, his earthquake QB shakes must have temporarily subsided a bit.

  8. By Brett n Co. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh Chuck 1 you are everyone’s hero so glad that you try to root for the Cardinals.

  9. By SeeingRed on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see the wide receivers stop dropping their heads and pouting every time a pass is missed. Sometimes its the qb and sometimes its a bad route…but every time they roll their heads back etc it makes them look like the losers they’re playing like.

  10. By Scott H on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    As of this moment, it doesn’t even matter who we play next year or where we play them. If there are not significant imrovements at QB AND the 0-line – not to mention the coaching staff – before then, then it’s just another 17 weeks of llining up to be someone else’s next meal.

    Gee, sounds kinda like the last several decades, doesn’t it?

    BTW, the ONLY reason we are ending this season on a 2-game losing streak is because there were ONLY two games left. But I will cash in on this one more time before the misery is over – I’ve got the 49ers D going in my fantasy line-up next week against the Cardinals. And God help the Cardinals if the 49ers actually need the game to win the division…

    SO nice to see the playoff scenarios for the NFC and realize that the Cardinals are one of THE only teams nowhere to be found.

    Gee, …sounds like the last several decades, doesn’t it?

  11. By jason marcus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    i agee Chuck ,but this is not the hardest schedule ive ever seen.

  12. By WizSucks on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    That is exactly what I was going to say! 6-10…book it!

  13. By georgiebird on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    What a mess!!
    And Hoyer who is pretty bad is 2 1/2 years older than Skelton-

  14. By Steve on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Darren: Can you play quarterback?

  15. By hummer53 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    We sure play Atlanta, Carolina and Detroit a lot. I guess that might help next year though.

  16. By cardsalltheway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I have us picking 6th at the lowest but could be 7th after Oakland? Of course that’s if(not a big if) we lose to the 49ers next week and Tennessee wins vs. Jacksonville and Cleveland wins at Pittsburgh.

    The Seahawks are kicking the 49ers up and down the field so expect the 9ers to do the same to us next week. The Seahawks returned a blocked field goal for a TD just like we did today to make it 21-0.

  17. By georgiebird on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if a guy like Alan Branch could make it with the Cardinals. Doubt he could ever get into Whiz’ dog house.

  18. By cardsalltheway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    2013 Draft: Cardinals are up…With the 6th pick the Az Cardinals select Manti Te’o/LB Norte Dame(or Bjoern Werner/DE/OLB, Florida State). If Ken W. is our HC next year(and we know he will be since he’s so good), we’ll wait until the 2nd or 3rd round to select an OL, maybe the 4th round?

  19. By BIG RED on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    It’s almost over to all you complainers. nag! nag! nag!

  20. By Cert 33 on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    I curious to see who will be Ray Horton’s pick at OC will be. Hope it’s someone who will go the power running game route. We sure don’t need Alex Smith, we need Frank Gore (or someone like him) and an all new o-line. Keep Sendlein in the middle, draft 5 new tackles and guards. Have the new OL coach hold an open competition for starting positions. Wells, Williams, and Hyphen are OK for the back-up RB positions, but we need a new starting RB. A great running games fixes a lot of QB problems. We could have had Peyton Manning at the start of this season, but there was no way he signs with a team with an O-Line and running game like ours.

  21. By RaiderGuy on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Boy you guys sure are smart and athletically gifted! I’m sure if it weren’t for all your incredible hubris you’d be out there winning your 18 in a row year after year.

    I thought times were tough in Oakland. How about you guys take A.Walter back?

  22. By Hector Hernandez on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Cardinals have to improve the o-line significantly, with both via free agent and first round pic. trade for Cousins (QB Washington) keep Kolb (reduced salary) if not draft pick. Commit to one free agent defensive lineman. Cardinals will have to spend money to compete with the 2013 schedule.

  23. By emiller on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    How is that the Cards put together such a solid defense, but such a dismal offensive line? Kevin Kolb looked like he was coming on strong unitl he got the stuffing knocked out of him. I think Kolb should get another look. And, here’s another thought…is it possible that the Tim Tebow could play a role similar to Danny Woodhead of the Patriots? Tebow seems to be solidly built and could probably easily be converted to that kind of role.

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