Arizona Cardinals Bring Awful Distinction Into 2023 NFL Season

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After a rough 2022 season that saw the Arizona Cardinals finish with the NFL’s 3rd worst record and lose their star QB to an ACL tear near the end of the season, hopes are not high for the organization heading into the 2023 season.

With Kyler Murray not expected back until the middle of the season and a roster that doesn’t have all that much talent, fans are bracing for another difficult season.

Yesterday, AZ Central’s Jeremy Cluff revealed just how difficult that season could be.

Early odds have been released for the upcoming NFL season and it turns out that the Cardinals are the underdogs in every single game they will play this season. They are the only team that isn’t favored at least once.

Not only are the Cardinals not expected to be very good next season, but they also face a tough schedule during the 2023 season.

They are stuck facing off with a strong NFC East and the consistently good AFC North. Their own division also features a potential Super Bowl contender and another team that made the playoffs last season.

With all of those matchups taking up 12 games of their schedule, that leaves 5 games that will likely be seen as potential wins.

Those 5 games are a pair against the Rams and matchups with the Texans, Falcons, and Bears.

Unfortunately for the Cardinals, only 2 of those games come at home, but 4 of them come in the second half of the season. They are expected to have Kyler Murray back by then.

The Arizona Cardinals not being favored in any games next season certainly doesn’t mean they won’t win any of them, but it really isn’t looking good for them to improve on their 4 wins in 2022.