2002 Arizona Cardinals Season
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2002 Arizona Cardinals Season
2002 Arizona Cardinals season
OwnerBill Bidwill
Head coachDave McGinnis
Home fieldSun Devil Stadium
Results
Record5-11
Division place4th NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone

The 2002 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise's 83rd year with the National Football League and 15th season in Arizona. It was their first season in the NFC West. It was Jake Plummer's final season with the Cardinals as he went to the Denver Broncos in the 2003 off-season.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
G Raleigh Roundtree (Chargers) CB Corey Chavous (Vikings)
TE Freddie Jones (Chargers) FS Pat Tillman (U. S. Army)
CB Duane Starks (Ravens)

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 12 Wendell Bryant Defensive Tackle University of Wisconsin
2 49 Levar Fisher Linebacker North Carolina State University
3 81 Josh McCown Quarterback Sam Houston State University
3 98 Dennis Johnson Defensive End University of Kentucky
4 113 Nate Dwyer Defensive Tackle University of Kansas
5 149 Jason McAddley Wide Receiver University of Alabama
6 185 Josh Scobey Running Back Kansas State University
7 223 Mike Banks Tight End Iowa State University

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Damien Anderson Running back Northwestern
Eric Joyce Defensive back Tennessee State
Preston Parsons Quarterback Northern Arizona
Jake Soliday Wide receiver Northern Iowa

Pat Tillman

In May 2002, eight months after the September 11, 2001, attacks and after completing the fifteen remaining games of the 2001 season which followed the attacks (at a salary of $512,000 per year),[1]Pat Tillman turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army.[2]

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

In the 2002 regular season, the Cardinals' non-divisional, conference opponents were primarily from the NFC East, although they also played the Carolina Panthers from the NFC South, and the Detroit Lions from the NFC North. Their non-conference opponents were from the AFC West, the second consecutive season the Cardinals faced the AFC West.

Week Date Opponent Result TV Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 31-23 FOX
85,140
2 September 15, 2002 at Seattle Seahawks W 24-13 FOX
63,104
3 September 22, 2002 San Diego Chargers L 23-15 CBS
28,980
4 September 29, 2002 New York Giants W 21-7 FOX
30,014
5 October 6, 2002 at Carolina Panthers W 16-13 FOX
72,286
6 Bye
7 October 20, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 9-6 OT FOX
59,702
8 October 27, 2002 at San Francisco 49ers L 38-28 FOX
67,173
9 November 3, 2002 St. Louis Rams L 27-14 FOX
47,819
10 November 10, 2002 Seattle Seahawks L 27-6 FOX
29,252
11 November 17, 2002 at Philadelphia Eagles L 38-14 FOX
64,990
12 November 24, 2002 Oakland Raiders L 41-20 CBS
58,814
13 December 1, 2002 at Kansas City Chiefs L 49-0 FOX
77,809
14 December 8, 2002 Detroit Lions W 23-20 OT FOX
28,640
15 December 15, 2002 at St. Louis Rams L 30-28 ESPN
65,939
16 December 21, 2002 San Francisco 49ers L 17-14 FOX
44,051
17 December 29, 2002 at Denver Broncos L 37-7 FOX
75,164

Game Summaries

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4)San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 5-1 8-4 367 351 L1
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 4-2 5-7 316 369 W1
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 2-4 5-7 355 369 W3
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 1-5 5-7 262 417 L3

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. ^ "Pat Tillman". Salaries Database. USA Today. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Ex-NFL star Tillman makes 'ultimate sacrifice',Safety, who gave up big salary to join Army, killed in Afghanistan". NBC News. April 26, 2004. Retrieved .

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