The Arizona Cardinals' offseason has been filled with headlining stories. Quarterback Kyler Murray's contract situation is still being figured out and No. 1 wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was handed a six-game suspension. It all leaves the fan base wondering what kind of mindset the team is in.
Arizona made the NFL Playoffs last season for the first time since 2015, but was left with a bad taste in its mouth thanks to a beatdown by the Los Angeles Rams. Expectations are higher now that Murray has proven he can guide this team to the promised land and it is time to rise up in the NFC West.
Let's break down the Cardinals' playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
Cardinals Playoff Chances 2022
Arizona is available at -105 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 51.2% for the Cardinals to earn a playoff berth.
Arizona Cardinals Playoff Odds 2022
The Cardinals head into the 2022 season with the third-best odds to win the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams remain the favorite at +130 and the San Francisco 49ers are not far behind at +190. Arizona checks in with odds set at +320, which is firmly ahead of the Seattle Seahawks (+1300)
- Week 1: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- Week 2: @ Las Vegas Raiders
- Weeks 3: vs Los Angeles Rams
- Week 4: @ Carolina Panthers
- Week 5: vs Philadelphia Eagles
- Week 6: @ Seattle Seahawks
- Week 7: vs New Orleans Saints
- Week 8: @ Minnesota Vikings
- Week 9: vs. Seattle Seahawks
- Week 10: @ Los Angeles Rams
- Week 11: vs San Francisco 49ers
- Week 12: vs Los Angeles Chargers
- Week 13: BYE
- Week 14: vs New England Patriots
- Week 15: @ Denver Broncos
- Week 16: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 17: @ Atlanta Falcons
- Week 18: @ San Francisco 49ers
Cardinals Win Total Over/Under 2022
The Cardinals' win total has been set at 9.5 with +135 odds on the over and -160 odds on the under.
Cardinals Odds to Win AFC 2022
Arizona is being viewed by oddsmakers as a fringe contender to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 57. The Cardinals are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the sixth-best odds to win the NFC outright at +1400. That ranks ahead of both the New Orleans Saints (+1700) and Minnesota Vikings (+2000).
Cardinals Super Bowl Odds 2022
As for the Lombardi Trophy, head coach Kliff Kingsbury's team is available at +2800 to win it all. Those odds rank tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for 14th among all NFL franchises. The Cardinals' odds also notably rank ahead of last year's No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Tennessee Titans (+3000).
Cardinals 2022 Season Prediction
It's easy to look at the Cardinals roster and focus on the big names like J.J. Watt and Zach Ertz. However, it's important to remember that this team lost Chandler Jones, Christian Kirk and Chase Edmonds in the offseason. There's no telling whether or not they can be replaced efficiently.
Arizona also has the ninth-hardest schedule set in front of them, highlighted by 11 matchups with teams that finished over the .500 mark in 2021. Not only do the Cardinals have to face the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers twice, but they also host the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1.
The Cardinals' playoff hopes are going to come down to how they fare in those early season games. Securing wins without Hopkins on the field would be crucial to how the team ranks in the Wild Card standings. On the flip side, a poor start would be too much to overcome in a talented division.
Cardinals 2022 Record Prediction: 8-9
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