22 Facts About Arizona Cardinals


Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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The Arizona Cardinals compete in the National Football League as a member of the National Football Conference West division, and play their home games at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, a suburb northwest of Phoenix.

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The Arizona Cardinals are the oldest continuously run professional football franchise in the United States, as well as one of two NFL charter member franchises still in operation since the league's founding, along with the Chicago Bears .

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The Arizona Cardinals moved their training camp to State Farm Stadium in 2013.

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Arizona Cardinals have won two NFL championships, both while the team was based in Chicago.

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In 2012, the Arizona Cardinals became the first NFL franchise to lose 700 games since its inception.

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The Arizona Cardinals were guilty of breaking NFL rules when they had scheduled two additional games, playing against the Hammond Pros and the Milwaukee Badgers, both of whom had already disbanded for the season.

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The Arizona Cardinals experienced some success on the playing field during their first 26 seasons in the league.

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In 2008, the Arizona Cardinals, led by quarterback Kurt Warner, won the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in their history.

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In 1994, the Arizona Cardinals participated in the NFL's 75th-anniversary throwback uniform program.

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The Arizona Cardinals stripped the logos from their helmets for two games: at Cleveland and home vs Pittsburgh.

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In 1996, the state flag of Arizona Cardinals was moved higher on the sleeve after the Cardinal head was eliminated as sleeves on football jerseys became shorter, and black was removed as an accent color, instead replaced with a blue to match the predominant color of the state flag.

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In 2002, the Arizona Cardinals began to wear all-red and all-white combinations, and continued to do so through 2004, prior to the team's makeover.

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Arizona Cardinals did not wear the red pants for the remainder of the season and won four of their last seven games.

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However, the following season, in 2007, the Arizona Cardinals again wore their red pants for their final 3 home games.

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However, this tradition did not continue when the Arizona Cardinals moved from Sun Devil Stadium to State Farm Stadium in 2006, as early-season games were played with the roof closed.

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From 1970 through 1983, and again in many seasons between 1989 and 2002, the Arizona Cardinals would wear white when hosting the Dallas Cowboys in order to force the Cowboys to don their "jinxed" blue jerseys.

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In 2017, the Arizona Cardinals debuted an all-black set for the NFL Color Rush program.

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The Arizona Cardinals' streak ended against the Rams the following season.

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Italics = played a portion of career with the Arizona Cardinals and enshrined representing another teamDierdorf, Smith, Wehrli and Wilson were members of the St Louis Football Ring of Fame in The Dome at America's Center when the Rams played there from 1995 to 2015.

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The Arizona Cardinals were the first NFL team to offer all 20 preseason and regular season games on Spanish-language radio, doing so in 2000.

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The Arizona Cardinals have the most extensive Mexican affiliate network in the NFL, with contracts with Grupo Larsa and Grupo Radiorama and stations in 20 cities, including Hermosillo, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

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