Cardinals rank among the bottom NFL teams in December.

Cardinals Among Worst NFL Teams in December
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Arizona Cardinals fans have endured a difficult regular season with the team’s 2-9 record, putting them on the path to miss the postseason once more.

After quarterback Kyler Murray returned from an ACL tear, the Cardinals made some progress but ultimately lost a tight game to Atlanta (25-23) and fell on the road to Houston (21-16) last Sunday. Looking ahead, it seems like the offseason will present some tough challenges for the Arizona team.

Arizona sports betting fans can look forward to four remaining regular season games in December and early January. The team will play at home against San Francisco on December 17 and Seattle on January 7, and on the road against Pittsburgh on December 3 and Chicago on December 24.

This weekend, the Cardinals will host the L.A. Rams at 2:05 p.m. in Glendale. According to the oddsmakers from ESPN BET Arizona, the home team is listed as a .5-point underdog with a moneyline of -110 for both teams.

Leading up to the December stretch, yengols.com utilized StatMuse.com to analyze the December records of all NFL teams dating back to 2013. The rankings were based on win percentage, accounting for variations in the number of games played by each team.

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December Records Since 2013

Rank Team Record Win%
1 Green Bay Packers 32-9 .780
2 Kansas City Chiefs 34-10 .773
3 Dallas Cowboys 28-14 .667
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 29-15 .659
5 Baltimore Ravens 27-17 .614
6 Philadelphia Eagles 25-17 .595
7 Seattle Seahawks 26-18 .591
8 New England Patriots 25-18 .581
9 San Francisco 49ers 25-19 .568
10 New Orleans Saints 23-18 .561
11 Buffalo Bills 23-20 .535
12 Indianapolis Colts 22-20 .524
T-13 Los Angeles Rams 23-21 .523
T-13 Cincinnati Bengals 23-21 .523
T-13 Los Angeles Chargers 23-21 .523
16 Minnesota Vikings 23-22 .511
17 Miami Dolphins 22-22 .500
18 Carolina Panthers 20-21 .487
19 Atlanta Falcons 20-22 .476
20 Denver Broncos 21-24 .467
21 Arizona Cardinals 20-23 .465
22 Detroit Lions 18-24 .429
23 Tennessee Titans 18-25 .419
24 New York Jets 18-27 .400
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-26 .395
26 Chicago Bears 16-26 .381
27 New York Giants 16-27-1 .375
T-28 Las Vegas Raiders 16-27 .372
T-28 Houston Texans 16-27 .372
30 Jacksonville Jaguars 15-29 .341
31 Washington Commanders 13-28-1 .321
32 Cleveland Browns 11-31 .262

The Cardinals, Panthers, Bears, Patriots, and Giants are all tied for the worst Super Bowl odds in the NFL at +100000.

The Cardinals face challenges as the season comes to a close.

It’s no surprise to Cardinals fans that Arizona has difficulty in December, given their limited playoff success since 2000 (five appearances, one NFC championship, and zero titles). This reputation has earned the Cardinals a reputation as one of the NFL’s worst teams in the final month of the regular season.

The Cardinals have a record of 20-23 in December since 2013, with a win percentage of .465, ranking them 21st out of 32 teams. The top teams during this time period in December are Green Bay (.780), Kansas City (.773), and Dallas (.667).

The Chiefs have achieved the remarkable feat of turning their impressive December performances into two Super Bowl victories, making them the only team to do so. In contrast, the Packers have reached the NFC Championship Game four times but have been unsuccessful in clinching a victory. The Cowboys, on the other hand, have only secured three playoff wins in five appearances during this time period. Despite a recent loss to Philadelphia, Arizona betting apps still view the Chiefs as the frontrunners to win the Super Bowl. Currently, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco are all tied with the best odds to win the title at +450.

The Cardinals are looking to build on their momentum with Murray back in the lineup, hoping to bounce back and make a strong comeback in the 2024 season.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, with previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He now heads the writing team at yengols.com.

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