The Arizona Cardinals’ 2022 schedule will feature their regular division matchups as well as several other intriguing matchups. After falling short of winning the division last year and then losing on Wild Card Weekend, who do the Cardinals face in 2022? Let’s take a look at the Cardinals’ 2022 schedule and how their strength of schedule looks relative to the rest of the league.
Arizona Cardinals 2022 schedule and opponents
The schedule in the table below was released by the NFL on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET. You can sort by week, team, and more using the different filters. Be sure to keep refreshing as we load in the schedule for each team.
Arizona will have the following teams on their home schedule for the 2022 season: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots.
The Cardinals will travel to play the following away schedule for the 2022 season: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings.
The Cardinals’ strength of schedule is among the toughest in the league
The 2022 season will not be an easy one for the Cardinals. When calculating their strength of schedule based on projected win totals, the Cardinals’ schedule ranks as the ninth hardest.
The Cardinals have the hardest projected home schedule in the league. Those games include the Buccaneers, Chiefs, Chargers, Rams, and 49ers, who are all projected to win 10 or more games this year. Meanwhile, Arizona will face just one team at home (the Seahawks) who are projected to win fewer than eight contests.
At least having a tough home schedule means you have the advantage of being in your stadium for the most challenging games of the season. A slight detraction from that is that one of the toughest home games, against the 49ers, will be played at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico.
The flip side of having the hardest home schedule is that the Cardinals’ road schedule is significantly easier. Arizona has the 10th-easiest road schedule in the league. That is partly thanks to facing the Seahawks, Falcons, and Panthers, who are all projected to win just six or fewer games in 2022.
When does the 2022 NFL season begin?
The 2022 NFL season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 8. Continuing with the tradition, the Super Bowl Champions will host the opening game at SoFi Stadium. That will see the Cardinals’ division rivals, the Rams, playing on that Thursday night. The Cardinals will join the rest of the league as they all take to the field on either Sunday, Sept. 11, or Monday, Sept. 12.