Arizona Cardinals preview 2023: Over or under 4.5 wins? Chances to claim NFC West title?

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Arizona Cardinals' Colt McCoy takes a snap during an NFL football training camp, Monday, July 31, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

It’s NFL team preview time, and today we’re looking at the Arizona Cardinals. Each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 25 through Sept. 8, we will take an in-depth look at each team in the NFL with a 7- to 10-minute video going through impactful additions and departures, last year’s rankings and strength of schedule in 2023.

Home Field Sports analyst Jim Derry will then make a prediction on the team’s record this season and where they will finish in their respective division, along with the over/under win total, as posted at Caesars Sportsbook.

These stories are a brief summary of the accompanied preview videos – powered by the Dattitude Podcast (which will review each division every Friday until the season begins). The schedule for when each team will run is listed below with a link to each story and video that already has run.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Coach: Jonathan Gannon (1st season)

2022 record: 4-13, 4th in NFC West.

2023 bye week: 14

2023 Draft: 1 (6th overall) T Paris Johnson, Ohio State; 2 (41) LB BJ Ojulari, LSU; 3 (72) DB Garrett Williams, Syracuse; 3 (94) WR Michael Wilson, Stanford; 4 (122) G Jon Gaines, UCLA; 5 (139) QB Clayton Tune, Houston; 5 (168) LB Owen Pappoe, Auburn; 6 (180) CB Kei’Tei Clark, Louisville; 6 (213) DT Dante Stills, West Virginia.

Free-agent signings: LB Kyzir White (from Philadelphia), 2 years, $10M; C Hjalte Froholdt (from Cleveland), 2 years, $4.6M; WR Zach Pascal (from Philadelphia), 2 years, $4.5M; T Dennis Daley (from Tennessee), 2 years, $3.2M; DE Carlos Watkins (from Dallas), 1 year, $1.67M; CB Kris Boyd (from Minnesota), 1 year, $1.233M; G Elijah Wilkinson (from Atlanta), 1 year, $1.233M; CB Rashad Fenton (from Atlanta), 1 year, $1.233M; LB Josh Woods (from Detroit), 1 year, $1.233M; DE LJ Collier (from Seattle), 1 year, $1.233M; DT Kevin Strong (from Tennessee), 1 year, $1.156M; P Matt Haack (from Indianapolis), 1 year, $1.08M; QB Jeff Driskel (from Houston), 1 year, $1.08M; T Jackson Barton (from Las Vegas), 1 year, $1.08M; LB Krys Barnes (from Green Bay), 1 year, $1.04M; S Bobby Price (from Detroit), 1 year, $1.01M.

Key moments in video: New coach Jonathan Gannon is a no-win situation; G Paris Johnson is a great addition; offensive line not the problem for Cardinals (2:40); When will Kyler Murray come back, and if this team starts really bad, will they rush him back? (3:43); There are decent receivers, but no real No. 1 (4:20); This schedule is going to be a major problem for this team (5:15); Over/Under win totals, predictions and projected record and finish in division (7:22)

PREVIEW SCHEDULE / LINKS

AFC SOUTH

July 25: Houston Texans

July 26: Indianapolis Colts

July 27: Jacksonville Jaguars

July 28: Tennessee Titans

NFC WEST

Aug. 1: Arizona Cardinals

Aug. 2: Los Angeles Rams

Aug. 3: San Francisco 49ers

Aug. 4: Seattle Seahawks

AFC WEST

Aug. 8: Denver Broncos

Aug. 9: Kansas City Chiefs

Aug. 10: Las Vegas Raiders

Aug. 11: Los Angeles Chargers

NFC EAST

Aug. 15: Dallas Cowboys

Aug. 16: New York Giants

Aug. 17: Philadelphia Eagles

Aug. 18: Washington Commanders

AFC EAST

Aug. 22: Buffalo Bills

Aug. 23: Miami Dolphins

Aug. 24: New England Patriots

Aug. 25: New York Jets

NFC NORTH

Aug. 29: Chicago Bears

Aug. 29: Detroit Lions

Aug. 30: Green Bay Packers

Aug. 30: Minnesota Vikings

AFC NORTH

Aug. 31: Baltimore Ravens

Aug. 31: Cincinnati Bengals

Sept. 1: Cleveland Browns

Sept. 2: Pittsburgh Steelers

NFC SOUTH

Sept. 5: Atlanta Falcons

Sept. 6: Carolina Panthers

Sept. 7: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sept. 8: New Orleans Saints

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