Arizona Cardinals Christmas Day Game History (All-Time Record and Results)

Arizona Cardinals Christmas Day Game History (All-Time Record and Results)


Christmas and the NFL make a perfect pairing. The holiday has long been a featured part of the league's regular-season schedule, leading to some memorable moments.

One team that's no stranger to Christmas Day action is the Arizona Cardinals. Here's everything you need to know about the Cardinals' history on Christmas.

Cardinals Christmas Game History

The NFL first played games on Christmas Day in 1971, but this holiday didn't become a fixture of the regular season schedule until 1989.

Arizona made its Dec. 25th debut in 1995 at home. The Cardinals hosted the Dallas Cowboys, but couldn't overcome the eventual Super Bowl champions, losing 37-13.

Then 15 years later, the Cards returned to the Christmas Day schedule with a shot at revenge. In a rematch with the Cowboys, Arizona emerged victorious, winning a nail-biter 27-26. Jay Feely sent Dallas home with a 48-yard field goal with only 10 seconds remaining.

Arizona's most recent Christmas appearance came in 2022. The Cardinals played in front of their home crowd against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and went to overtime, but eventually fell 19-16. Matt Prater knocked in three field goals for Arizona in the losing effort.

Cardinals All-Time Christmas Day Record

The Cardinals are 1-3 all-time on Christmas Day. They defeated the Cowboys in 2010 for their sole win on Dec. 25. Meanwhile, the franchise lost to Dallas in 1995, Indianapolis in 2021 and Tampa Bay in 2022.

  • Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005: Cowboys 37, Cardinals 13
  • Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010: Cowboys 26, Cardinals 27
  • Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021: Colts 22, Cardinals 16
  • Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022: Buccaneers 19, Cardinals 16

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