2018 Arizona Cardinals Season
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2018 Arizona Cardinals Season
2018 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coachSteve Wilks
General managerSteve Keim
OwnerBill Bidwill
Home fieldState Farm Stadium
Results
Record3-13
Division place4th NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersCB Patrick Peterson
Team MVPLarry Fitzgerald
Team ROYChristian Kirk
Uniform
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The 2018 season was the Arizona Cardinals' 99th in the National Football League, their 31st in Arizona, and their first and only under head coach Steve Wilks. During the off-season, State Farm purchased naming rights to the Cardinals home stadium and it was renamed from University of Phoenix Stadium to State Farm Stadium. Although former head coach Bruce Arians retired before the season began, he came out of retirement on January 8, 2019 to become the new coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With a Week 14 loss to the Detroit Lions, the Cardinals had their first double digit loss season since 2012 and were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season. One highlight of the Cardinals' 2018 season was their first ever victory against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field since 1949, which also resulted in the firing of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy after a 12 year tenure. They finished the season 3-13, their worst record since 2000. The Cardinals also went 1-7 at home. Head coach Steve Wilks was fired the day after the season ended.

With the Cardinals holding the league's worst record, they earned the first overall pick in the 2019 Draft, which they used to select Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

Draft

2018 Arizona Cardinals Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 10 Josh Rosen QB UCLA From Oakland
2 47 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
3 97 Mason Cole C Michigan Compensatory pick
4 134 Chase Edmonds RB Fordham Compensatory pick
6 182 Chris Campbell CB Penn State
7 254 Korey Cunningham G Cincinnati Compensatory pick

Draft trades

  • The Cardinals traded their fourth-round selection (115th overall), and their second-, fourth- and sixth-round selections in 2017 (45th, 119th and 197th overall) to Chicago in exchange for Chicago's second-round selection in 2017 (36th overall).
  • The Cardinals were awarded one third-, one fourth- and one fifth-round compensatory pick (97th, 134th and 254th overall).[1]
  • The Cardinals traded their sixth-round selection (189th overall) to New Orleans in exchange for running back Adrian Peterson.[2]
  • The Cardinals traded their seventh-round selection (233rd overall) to Kansas City in exchange for cornerback Marcus Cooper.[3]
  • The Cardinals traded center Tony Bergstrom to Baltimore in exchange for Baltimore's seventh-round selection (238th overall). However, the trade was voided as the result of Bergstrom not meeting playing time conditions with the Ravens.[4]

Undrafted free agents

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 11 Los Angeles Chargers W 24-17 1-0 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
2 August 17 at New Orleans Saints W 20-15 2-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 August 26 at Dallas Cowboys W 27-3 3-0 AT&T Stadium Recap
4 August 30 Denver Broncos L 10-21 3-1 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Washington Redskins L 6-24 0-1 State Farm Stadium Recap
2 September 16 at Los Angeles Rams L 0-34 0-2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
3 September 23 Chicago Bears L 14-16 0-3 State Farm Stadium Recap
4 September 30 Seattle Seahawks L 17-20 0-4 State Farm Stadium Recap
5 October 7 at San Francisco 49ers W 28-18 1-4 Levi's Stadium Recap
6 October 14 at Minnesota Vikings L 17-27 1-5 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
7 October 18 Denver Broncos L 10-45 1-6 State Farm Stadium Recap
8 October 28 San Francisco 49ers W 18-15 2-6 State Farm Stadium Recap
9 Bye
10 November 11 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14-26 2-7 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
11 November 18 Oakland Raiders L 21-23 2-8 State Farm Stadium Recap
12 November 25 at Los Angeles Chargers L 10-45 2-9 StubHub Center Recap
13 December 2 at Green Bay Packers W 20-17 3-9 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 9 Detroit Lions L 3-17 3-10 State Farm Stadium Recap
15 December 16 at Atlanta Falcons L 14-40 3-11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
16 December 23 Los Angeles Rams L 9-31 3-12 State Farm Stadium Recap
17 December 30 at Seattle Seahawks L 24-27 3-13 CenturyLink Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Washington Redskins

Week 2: at Los Angeles Rams

Week 3: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 4: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Rosen's first start was a loss as the Seahawks kicked a game-winning field goal. The Cardinals started 0-4 for the first time since 1986 when they were in St. Louis. Coupled with wins by the Raiders and Texans, the Cardinals became the only winless team in the NFL.

Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers

Week 6: at Minnesota Vikings

Week 7: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 8: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 10: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 11: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 12: at Los Angeles Chargers

Week 13: at Green Bay Packers

This was the first time the Cardinals defeated the Packers on the road since 1949 when the team was based in Chicago. It was also the first time they did so at Lambeau Field.

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 15: at Atlanta Falcons

Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams

With the loss, the Cardinals fell to 3-12 and finished 1-7 at home, their worst in franchise history

Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks

With the loss, the Cardinals ended their season at 3-13 and were swept by the Seahawks for the first time since 2014.

Standings

Division

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2)Los Angeles Rams 13 3 0 .813 6-0 9-3 527 384 W2
(5)Seattle Seahawks 10 6 0 .625 3-3 8-4 428 347 W2
San Francisco 49ers 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 342 435 L2
Arizona Cardinals 3 13 0 .188 2-4 3-9 225 425 L4

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 4-2 9-3 .482 .488 L1
2[a] Los Angeles Rams West 13 3 0 .813 6-0 9-3 .480 .428 W2
3 Chicago Bears North 12 4 0 .750 5-1 10-2 .430 .419 W4
4 Dallas Cowboys East 10 6 0 .625 5-1 9-3 .488 .444 W2
Wild cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 10 6 0 .625 3-3 8-4 .484 .400 W2
6 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 4-2 6-6 .518 .486 W3
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Minnesota Vikings North 8 7 1 .531 3-2-1 6-5-1 .504 .355 L1
8[b] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4-2 7-5 .482 .348 W3
9[b] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 2-4 6-6 .486 .371 L2
10[b] Carolina Panthers South 7 9 0 .438 2-4 5-7 .508 .518 W1
11 Green Bay Packers North 6 9 1 .406 1-4-1 3-8-1 .488 .417 L1
12 Detroit Lions North 6 10 0 .375 2-4 4-8 .504 .427 W1
13[c] New York Giants East 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 .527 .487 L3
14[c] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 2-4 4-8 .523 .506 L4
15 San Francisco 49ers West 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 .504 .406 L2
16 Arizona Cardinals West 3 13 0 .188 2-4 3-9 .527 .302 L4
Tiebreakers[d]
  1. ^ a b New Orleans finished ahead of LA Rams based on head-to-head victory.
  2. ^ a b c Atlanta finished ahead of Washington based on head-to-head victory. Atlanta finished ahead of Carolina based on head-to-head sweep. Washington finished ahead of Carolina based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b NY Giants finished ahead of Tampa Bay based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ 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.

References

  1. ^ "2018 NFL Draft trade tracker: Details of all the moves". NFL. April 24, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Orr, Conor (October 10, 2017). "Saints trade RB Adrian Peterson to Cardinals". NFL. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Sessler, Marc (September 2, 2016). "Cardinals acquire CB Marcus Cooper from Chiefs". NFL. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Root, Jess (March 2, 2018). "Cardinals don't get 7th-round draft pick in trade with Ravens for Tony Bergstrom". USA Today. Retrieved 2018.

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