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2013 NFL schedule: Arizona Cardinals' opponents set

Arizona's last place status in the NFC West clarify the schedule for 2013

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Cardinals have clinched last place in the NFC West, having lost 10 of their last 11 games to stand currently at 5-10. With last place all locked up, and thanks to two other last place teams locking up their spot in their divisions' cellar, Arizona's 2013 opponents are set.

They will, as always, play their fellow NFC West teams at home and on the road. In 2013, they are scheduled to play the AFC South and the NFC South. Likewise, they will play the last place team in the NFC North and the NFC East. That means they will face the Detroit Lions for the second season in a row and the Philadelphia Eagles for the third consecutive season.

As such, here is how the home/road opponents stack up in 2013:

Home:

49ers, Seahawks, Rams, Colts, Texans, Panthers, Falcons, Lions

Road:

49ers, Seahawks, Rams, Titans, Jaguars, Saints, Buccaneers, Eagles

If the Cards can make the improvements they need to, their schedule is favorable. Their toughest opponents they play at home and their road schedule isn't too bad. Of course, at 5-10, they are in no place to start counting wins for next season when they can't even win this season.

The actual schedules will be released during the offseason.