- Super Bowl Championships: 0
- Last Super Bowl Appearance: Super Bowl 33
- Claim to Fame: The Cardinals are the only NFL team that has never lost a playoff game at home. They’re 5-0
- Claim to Shame: The Cardinals have gone 70 years without winning a championship
The Arizona Cardinals were founded in 1898 in Illinois as the Chicago Cardinals. The franchise has since then relocated to Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and finally, Arizona.
A rather awkward time in the history of the franchise came with the temporary 1944 merger of the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. After an underwhelming 0-10 season, the merger was dissolved shortly thereafter.
Despite having one of the longest existences in the NFL, the Cardinals have never won a Super Bowl in the Lombardi era.
In Super Bowl 33, The Cardinals looked to have their first Super Bowl title, until Ben Roethlisberger marched the Steelers down the field and found Santonio Holmes in the corner of the end zone with 35 second remaining.
Losing seasons are a dime a dozen for Cardinals fans, and if you bet on them last season, well… history repeated itself. The Cardinals were just 6-9-1 ATS in 2017.
It’s safe to say the Arizona Cardinals are in “rebuild” mode after quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians both announced their retirements, and superstar RB David Johnson went down with a serious wrist injury.
As Johnson is still only 24, the Cardinals intend to build around him. With the tenth pick in last year’s draft, they selected future franchise QB Josh Rosen out of UCLA.
They also replenished their WR stock with Texas A&M standout Christian Kirk. With Larry Fitzgerald on the brink of retirement, and lack of depth at WR, Kirk will be expected to contribute immediately.
Although recently overshadowed by their offensive struggles, the Arizona Cardinals are strong on the defensive end. If ‘Zona can couple a reinvigorated offense with a stout defense, the future may be a little brighter in the desert.