5 Biggest Games On Arizona Cardinals' 2016 NFL Schedule

By Brad Berreman

The 2015 season will go down as a very good one for the Arizona Cardinals, with 13 regular season wins and a NFC Championship Game appearance. A bad loss to the Carolina Panthers in that game was an obvious ending on a bad note though, and expectations remain high looking toward next season. Here are the five biggest games on Arizona’s 2016 regular season schedule.

 

5 Biggest Games On Arizona Cardinals\' 2016 NFL Schedule
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5. Week 11 at Minnesota Vikings

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The Vikings fell short of beating the Cardinals late last season, and the 2016 rematch will come at Minnesota's new stadium. This could be an important game in the NFC playoff picture when we look back.

5. Week 11 at Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings fell short of beating the Cardinals late last season, and the 2016 rematch will come at Minnesota's new stadium. This could be an important game in the NFC playoff picture when we look back.

4. Week 7 vs. Seattle Seahawks

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The Cardinals took on the Seahawks on a Sunday night last year and won the game in Seattle. The venue will change for this Sunday night contest that takes place a bit earlier on the schedule, but the importance for both teams is clear.

4. Week 7 vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Cardinals took on the Seahawks on a Sunday night last year and won the game in Seattle. The venue will change for this Sunday night contest that takes place a bit earlier on the schedule, but the importance for both teams is clear.

3. Week 1 vs. New England Patriots

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The first Sunday night game of the regular season is a matchup of last year's conference championship game losers. If you're betting the over/under, take the over.

3. Week 1 vs. New England Patriots

The first Sunday night game of the regular season is a matchup of last year's conference championship game losers. If you're betting the over/under, take the over.

2. Week 16 at Seattle Seahawks

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As previously mentioned, Arizona went into Seattle on a Sunday night last season and set themselves on a division-winning course. A Week 16 contest in 2016 should have a lot at stake.

2. Week 16 at Seattle Seahawks

As previously mentioned, Arizona went into Seattle on a Sunday night last season and set themselves on a division-winning course. A Week 16 contest in 2016 should have a lot at stake.

1. Week 8 at Carolina Panthers

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On the day before Halloween, Carson Palmer will lead the Cardinals back to Charlotte looking to exercise the demons from his epically bad NFC title game performance.

1. Week 8 at Carolina Panthers

On the day before Halloween, Carson Palmer will lead the Cardinals back to Charlotte looking to exercise the demons from his epically bad NFC title game performance.

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