The Arizona Cardinals’ season prospects are looking grim following a 1-3 start.

Arizona Cardinals Season Hopes Appear Dim After 1-3 Start
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After a brief resurgence following their surprise victory over Dallas in Week 2, the Arizona Cardinals were unable to sustain their momentum and suffered a resounding 35-16 defeat at the hands of San Francisco. This loss has dealt a significant blow to the Cardinals’ playoff aspirations, which are beginning to dwindle as the season progresses.

After losing to the 49ers, it seems improbable that the Cardinals will reach the NFL postseason. BetMGM Arizona has given them +6600 odds of winning the NFC West, further cementing this belief. analyzed teams that began 1-3 since 2012 with Champs or Chumps, studying the outcomes of 82 teams in the last decade to determine their success for the rest of the NFL season.

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NFL teams with a 1-3 record are underperforming.

SituationNumber of Teams Percentage
Making The Playoffs11 of 8213.4%
Winning Wild Card Round2 of 1118.2%
Winning Divisional Round0 of 20.0%

The Cardinals’ chances of winning the Super Bowl have not changed, remaining at +75000 and keeping them in last place.

It is unlikely that starts 1-3 will lead to a playoff appearance.

Our research shows that an overwhelming 86.6% of teams starting the season with a 1-3 record over the last ten years failed to reach the playoffs. Of the 11 teams that did qualify for the postseason, only two managed to progress beyond the Wild Card round, with none reaching the Divisional round.

The Cardinals will aim to recover from their recent loss on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. when they face off against the 1-3 Cincinnati team at home. Arizona sportsbooks have the Cardinals listed as a 3.5-point underdog with an over/under of 43.5 points. Fans are optimistic that the team can continue their impressive performance from Week 3 against the Cowboys throughout the rest of the season.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent over seven years working in the sports and sports betting industry in Arizona, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at

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