2019 Arizona Cardinals season

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2019 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coachKliff Kingsbury
General managerSteve Keim
OwnerBill Bidwill (died on October 2, 2019)
Bidwill family (October 3, 2019 onward)
Home fieldState Farm Stadium
Results
Record3–8–1
Division place4th NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Uniform
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The 2019 Arizona Cardinals season is the franchise's 100th season in the National Football League, their 32nd in Arizona and their first under head coach Kliff Kingsbury, following the firing of former head coach Steve Wilks the previous season. The Cardinals are one of two current teams, along with the Chicago Bears, who were among the 14 charter members members of the American Professional Football Association, which later became the NFL, that celebrated its 100th season in 2019. The Cardinals improved on their 3–13 campaign in 2018. However, they were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth straight season after a Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Bill Bidwill, who had owned the team since 1972, died on October 2, 2019, at the age of 88.

Offseason[edit]

Signings[edit]

2019 Arizona Cardinals free agent signings
Position Player Age 2018 team Contract
CB Robert Alford 30 Atlanta Falcons 3 years, $22.5 million
OLB Brooks Reed 31 Atlanta Falcons 1 years, $1.625 million
TE Charles Clay 30 Buffalo Bills 1 year, $2 million
OLB Terrell Suggs 36 Baltimore Ravens 1 year, $7 million
QB Brett Hundley 25 Seattle Seahawks 1 year, $1.875 million
ILB Jordan Hicks 26 Philadelphia Eagles 4 year, $34 million
DT Darius Philon 25 Los Angeles Chargers 2 year, $10 million
G J. R. Sweezy 29 Seattle Seahawks 2 year, $9 million

Draft[edit]

2019 Arizona Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Kyler Murray  QB Oklahoma
2 33 Byron Murphy  CB Washington
2 62 Andy Isabella  WR Massachusetts From Miami via New Orleans
3 65 Zach Allen  DE Boston College
4 103 Hakeem Butler  WR Iowa State
5 139 Deionte Thompson  S Alabama
6 174 Keesean Johnson  WR Fresno State
6 179 Lamont Gaillard  C Georgia From Tampa Bay
7 248 Joshua Miles  T Morgan State Compensatory pick
7 249 Michael Dogbe  DE Temple Compensatory pick
7 254 Caleb Wilson  TE UCLA Compensatory pick
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • As the result of a negative differential of free agent signings and departures that the Cardinals experienced during the 2018 free agency period, the team received four compensatory selections for the 2019 draft.[1]

Draft trades

  • The Cardinals traded their seventh-round selection and the rights to former head coach Bruce Arians to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the Buccaneers' sixth-round selection.[2]
  • The Cardinals received a second-round pick from the Miami Dolphins, number 62 overall, and a 2020 fifth-round pick in exchange for quarterback Josh Rosen.

Supplemental draft

The Cardinals selected Washington State safety Jalen Thompson in the fifth round of the 2019 supplemental draft that was held on July 10. As a result, the Cardinals will forfeit their fifth-round selection during the 2020 draft.[3]

Roster changes

In addition to receiving the number one overall draft pick, the Cardinals also have the top spot on the waiver wire by virtue of having the worst record in the NFL during the 2018 season. The Cardinals picked up Pharoh Cooper (wide receiver, previously from the Los Angeles Rams), D. J. Swearinger (safety, previously from the Washington Redskins), Tanner Vallejo (linebacker, previously from the Cleveland Browns), Robert Alford (cornerback, previously from the Atlanta Falcons), Brooks Reed (outside linebacker, previously from the Atlanta Falcons), and Charles Clay (tight end, previously from the Buffalo Bills).

Staff[edit]

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Current roster[edit]

Arizona Cardinals roster
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Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics

Roster updated December 3, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
53 active, 12 inactive, 11 practice squad

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Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 Los Angeles Chargers W 17–13 1–0 State Farm Stadium Recap
2 August 15 Oakland Raiders L 26–33 1–1 State Farm Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Minnesota Vikings L 9–20 1–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at Denver Broncos L 7–20 1–3 Broncos Stadium at Mile High Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (MST) Opponent Result Record Venue TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 1:25 p.m. Detroit Lions T 27–27 (OT) 0–0–1 State Farm Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 15 10:00 a.m. at Baltimore Ravens L 17–23 0–1–1 M&T Bank Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 22 1:05 p.m. Carolina Panthers L 20–38 0–2–1 State Farm Stadium Fox Recap
4 September 29 1:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks L 10–27 0–3–1 State Farm Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 6 10:00 a.m. at Cincinnati Bengals W 26–23 1–3–1 Paul Brown Stadium Fox Recap
6 October 13 1:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons W 34–33 2–3–1 State Farm Stadium Fox Recap
7 October 20 10:00 a.m. at New York Giants W 27–21 3–3–1 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
8 October 27 10:00 a.m. at New Orleans Saints L 9–31 3–4–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS Recap
9 October 31 5:20 p.m. San Francisco 49ers L 25–28 3–5–1 State Farm Stadium Fox/NFLN/
Amazon Prime
Recap
10 November 10 11:00 a.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–30 3–6–1 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
11 November 17 2:05 p.m. at San Francisco 49ers L 26–36 3–7–1 Levi's Stadium Fox Recap
12 Bye
13 December 1 2:05 p.m. Los Angeles Rams L 7–34 3–8–1 State Farm Stadium Fox Recap
14 December 8 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers State Farm Stadium CBS
15 December 15 2:05 p.m. Cleveland Browns State Farm Stadium CBS
16 December 22 2:25 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Fox
17 December 29 2:25 p.m. at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Fox

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for games in Weeks 16 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week One: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Lions 0 17 07327
Cardinals 0 3 318327

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Two: Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 3 3817
Ravens 10 7 0623

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 3: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Three: Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 0 14 141038
Cardinals 7 3 10020

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 4: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 10 10 0727
Cardinals 0 3 0710

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 5: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Five: Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 7 6 01326
Bengals 3 3 31423

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

Week 6: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Six: Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 3 101333
Cardinals 3 17 7734

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 7: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Seven: Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 14 3 7327
Giants 0 14 0721

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 8: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Eight: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 3 309
Saints 0 10 71431

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 9: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Nine: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 14 7028
Cardinals 7 0 71125

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

Week 10: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Ten: Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 10 7727
Buccaneers 7 10 31030

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. MST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 77 °F (25 °C)
  • Game attendance: 40,038
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Shannon Spake
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 11: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Eleven: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 9 7 3726
49ers 0 10 71936

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

Week 13: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Thirteen: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 3 17 14034
Cardinals 0 0 077

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: TBD (retractable roof stadium)
  • Game attendance: 60,944
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game Book

Week 14: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 0 000
Cardinals 0 0 000

at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: TBD (retractable roof stadium)
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Amanda Balionis
  • Preview

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Seattle Seahawks 10 2 0 .833 3–0 7–1 329 293 W5
San Francisco 49ers 10 2 0 .833 3–1 7–1 349 183 L1
Los Angeles Rams 7 5 0 .583 1–2 5–3 283 250 W1
Arizona Cardinals 3 8 1 .292 0–4 2–7–1 255 351 L5

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] yNew Orleans Saints South 10 2 0 .833 4–1 8–2 .454 .458 W3
2[a][b] Seattle Seahawks West 10 2 0 .833 3–0 7–1 .504 .431 W5
3 Green Bay Packers North 9 3 0 .750 3–0 6–2 .472 .453 W1
4 Dallas Cowboys East 6 6 0 .500 4–0 5–3 .479 .257 L2
Wild Cards
5[b] San Francisco 49ers West 10 2 0 .833 3–1 7–1 .476 .408 L1
6 Minnesota Vikings North 8 4 0 .667 1–2 6–3 .420 .339 L1
In the hunt
7 Los Angeles Rams West 7 5 0 .583 1–2 5–3 .521 .399 W1
8 Chicago Bears North 6 6 0 .500 3–1 5–4 .455 .338 W2
9[c][d] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 7 0 .417 2–3 4–6 .528 .375 W2
10[c][e] Philadelphia Eagles East 5 7 0 .417 1–1 3–5 .518 .517 L3
11[d][e] Carolina Panthers South 5 7 0 .417 1–3 2–7 .517 .458 L4
15[f] Washington Redskins East 3 9 0 .250 0–3 2–6 .500 .319 W2
Eliminated from playoff contention
12[g] Detroit Lions North 3 8 1 .292 0–4 2–6–1 .465 .306 L5
13[g] Arizona Cardinals West 3 8 1 .292 0–4 2–7–1 .528 .167 L5
14[f] Atlanta Falcons South 3 9 0 .250 2–2 3–6 .588 .556 L2
16 New York Giants East 2 10 0 .167 1–2 2–7 .510 .333 L8
Tiebreakers[h]
  1. ^ a b New Orleans wins tiebreaker over Seattle based on head-to-head victory. Division tiebreaker used to initially eliminate San Francisco (see below)
  2. ^ a b Seattle wins tiebreaker over San Francisco based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b Tampa Bay wins tiebreaker over Philadelphia based on conference record. Division tiebreaker initially used to eliminate Carolina (see below).
  4. ^ a b Tampa Bay wins tiebreaker over Carolina based on division record.
  5. ^ a b Philadelphia wins tiebreaker over Carolina based on conference record.
  6. ^ a b Atlanta wins tiebreaker over Washington based on conference record.
  7. ^ a b Detroit wins tiebreaker over Arizona based on conference record.
  8. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.azcardinals.com/news/cardinals-awarded-four-compensatory-draft-picks-for-2019
  2. ^ Florio, Mike. "Cardinals get a little compensation for Bruce Arians, after all". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 10, 2019). "Cards take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft". NFL. Retrieved July 10, 2019.

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