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ARIZONA CARDINALS - 2018 SCHEDULEDate Opponent Loca on AZ Time/ResultSep. 9 WASHINGTON State Farm Stadium L, 6-24 Sep. 16 @ L.A. Rams LA Memorial Coliseum L, 0-34Sep. 23 CHICAGO State Farm Stadium L, 14-16Sep. 30 SEATTLE State Farm Stadium L, 17-20Oct. 7 @ San Francisco Levi's Stadium W, 28-18Oct. 14 @ Minnesota U.S. Bank Stadium L, 17-27Oct. 18 DENVER# State Farm Stadium L, 10-45Oct. 28 SAN FRANCISCO State Farm Stadium W, 18-15 - BYE -Nov. 11 @ Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium L, 14-26Nov. 18 OAKLAND State Farm Stadium L, 21-23Nov. 25 @ L.A. Chargers StubHub Center 2:05 PMDec. 2 @ Green Bay Lambeau Field 11:00 AMDec. 9 DETROIT* State Farm Stadium 2:25 PMDec. 16 @ Atlanta* Mercedes-Benz Stadium 11:00 AMDec. 23 L.A. RAMS* State Farm Stadium 2:05 PMDec. 30 @ Sea le* CenturyLink Field 2:25 PM # FOX/NFL Network Thursday Night Football * Subject to fl exible scheduling decisions
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS StubHub Center | November 25, 2018 | 2:05 PM
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The Cardinals travel back to Los Angeles this week where they will face the Chargers in their fi rst-ever appearance at StubHub Center. Arizona played in Los Angeles (vs. the Rams at the Coliseum) in Week 2 earlier this season.Both the Cardinals (23-21 vs. Oak) and Chargers (23-22 vs. Den) are coming off narrow losses in which the game was decided on a fi eld goal as me expired.This week, the Cardinals and Chargers meet for his the 14th me in a series that dates back to 1971. Sunday's matchup marks the Cardinals fi rst regular season matchup with the Chargers since the team returned to Los Angeles in 2017. Arizona is playing its fi rst road game against the Chargers since 2010 and is looking for its fi rst road victory in the series since 2001. WR Larry Fitzgerald will be playing at StubHub Center for the fi rst me, and with a catch the venue would become the 41st diff erent stadium in which he has at least one recep on in. Fitzgerald also enters Sunday's game needing just six recep ons to pass Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice (1,281 with San Fran-cisco) for the most recep ons in NFL history with a single team. This week's game will feature two of the most prolifi c TD scorers in NFL his-tory in Fitzgerald (7th all- me with 114 TD catches) and Chargers TE Antonio Gates (6th all- me with 116 TD catches). Two franchise stalwarts, Fitzgerald and Gates have combined for 31 NFL seasons and 458 total games for the Cardinals and Chargers, respec vely. One Arizona player who has played at StubHub Center is rookie QB Josh Rosen, who in 2013 led St. John Bosco High School to a victory over state powerhouse De La Salle in the Open Division championship game in the fi nal game of his junior season. The Cardinals are coming off a 23-21 loss to the Raiders last week in a game that was decided on a last second FG. Trailing by six points (20-14) entering the fourth quarter, Arizona scored a go-ahead TD with fi ve minutes remaining on Larry Fitzgerald's second TD of the game. However, a series of penal es wiped out a poten al game-sealing TD drive on the Cardinals next possession and the Raiders were able to get into posi on for the game-winning 35-yard FG. The Chargers (7-3) are coming off their fi rst loss since Week 3, falling 23-22 to the Broncos last week. Denver kicked a game-winning 34-yard FG with no me le on the clock for the win. Next week the Cardinals head to Wisconsin for a Week 13 showdown against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Arizona will travel to Green Bay looking for its fi rst road win against the Packers since 1949. THE HIGHLIGHTS
--This Sunday's matchup against the Chargers marks the Cardinals second game in Los Angeles in 2018 (at Rams in Week 2) and third game in the state of California (at 49ers in Week 5). Prior to this season, the last me Arizona played three road games in a single state was in 2006 in California (at SD; at SF; at Oak). --Three franchise stalwarts, WR Larry Fitzgerald (15th season with AZ), QB Philip Rivers (15th season with LAC) and TE Antonio Gates (16th season with LAC) have combined for 664 games with the Cardinals and Chargers.--Fitzgerald (3rd overall) and Rivers (4th overall) were taken on consecu ve selec ons in the fi rst round of the 2004 NFL Dra . --Rookie QB Josh Rosen hails from Manha an Beach, CA which is located ap-proximately 10 miles from StubHub Center. --RB David Johnson has averaged 145.7 scrimmage yards per contest in the three games since Byron Le wich was promoted to off ensive coordinator. He averaged less than half that total (71.6 ypg) over the fi rst seven games. --DE Chandler Jones has 10.5 sacks in 2018 and became the fi rst player in franchise history with 10+ sacks in three consecu ve seasons. Jones enters Week 12 ranked third in the NFL in sacks this season.
BROADCAST INFORMATIONTelevision: FOX / Play-By-Play: Chris Myers Analyst: Daryl Johnston Sideline: Laura OkminNa onal Radio: Compass Media / Play-By-Play: Doug Go lieb / Analyst: Brian Baldinger
Cardinals Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM / Play-By-Play: Dave Pasch Analyst: Ron Wolfl ey Sideline: Paul CalvisiCardinals Spanish Radio: Univision KHOV 105.1 FM / Play-By-Play: Gabriel Trujillo Analyst: Rolando Cantu
Page Contents2-3 Cardinals-Chargers Series Info / AZ plays 1st game at StubHub Center4 Larry Fitzgerald Moving Up All-Time Lists / Approaching Milestones5 The Last Game - Cardinals vs. Raiders6 Chandler Jones with the Cardinals7 David Johnson Highlights8 Season Highlights / Rookies Producing / Le wich as OC9 By The Numbers / Poten al Milestones / Schedules10 Cardinals Players in the Community11 Leadership / Michael Bidwill / Steve Keim12 Steve Wilks Highlights / Coordinators (Rodgers and Holcomb)13-16 Larry Fitzgerald Career Highlights / Off ensive Player Highlights17-19 Defensive Highlights / Peterson / Bethea / Baker / Boston20 Special Teams Highlights / Phil Dawson / Andy Lee21-24 Individual Player Notes / Transac ons25-42 Rosters / Depth Chart / How They Were Built / 2018 Stats / Standings 43 NFL Standings
G A M E R E L E A S E I N D E X
FITZGERALD JUST 6 RECEPTIONS SHY OF RICEWR Larry Fitzgerald (1,276) enters this week's game against the Chargers needing six catches to pass Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice (1,281 with 49ers) for the most recep ons in NFL history with one team. It will be Fitzgerald's fi rst-ever game at StubHub Center, which will be the 41st venue he has played at during his NFL career. He has at least one recep on in all 40 stadiums he has played in.
-- See page 3 for more info on Fitzgerald's move up the all- me receiving lists --
C A R D S - C H A R G E R S C O N N E C T I O N S
Chargers Connec onsCardinals S Tre Boston played for the Chargers in 2017, leading the team with a career-high fi ve INTs.Cardinals TE John Phillips played 47 games in three seasons (2013-15) for the Chargers.Cardinals OL Zack Golditch signed with the Chargers as an undra ed rookie free agent out of Colorado State in May.Cardinals Asst. O-Line coach Steve Heiden played for the Chargers from 1999-2001.Cardinals Senior Assistant/D-Line coach Don Johnson held the same posi- on with the Chargers from 2009-15.
Cardinals TEs coach Jason Michael served in the same role for the Chargers from 2011-13.Cardinals Asst. Strength and Condi oning coach Vernon Stephens held the same tle for the Chargers from 2007-12.
Cardinals Connec onsChargers O-Line coach Pat Meyer signed with the Cardinals as an undra ed free agent in 1995.Chargers DBs coach Ron Milus held the same posi on with Arizona in 2003.Chargers Director of Player Personnel JoJo Wooden was with the Cardinals during training camp in 1993.Chargers Strength and Speed Development Coach John Lo was the Cardi-nals Strength and Speed Development Coordinator from 2007-14.Charges LB Tre'Von Johnson signed with Arizona as a rookie free agent and spent the off season with the team in 2017.Chargers C/G Cole Toner was selected by the Cardinals in the fi h round of the 2016 NFL Dra and appeared in two games for the team that season.
Los Angeles/California Connec onsCardinals QB Josh Rosen, a Manha an Beach na ve, was a three-year start-er at UCLA, comple ng 712-of-1,170 pass a empts (60.9%) for 9,340 yards and 59 TDs in 30 career games.Cardinals FB Derrick Coleman is a Fullerton, CA na ve and Rushed for 1,840 yards and 19 TDs on 341 carries during his four-year (2008-11) UCLA career.Cardinals LB Zeke Turner spent his freshman season at Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles.Cardinals CB Ben Benwikere (Fontana), LS Aaron Brewer (Fullerton), $LB Deone Bucannon (Fairfi eld), QB Charles Kanoff (Pacifi c Palisades), DE Ben-son Mayowa (Inglewood), OL Daniel Munyer (Harbor City) and LB Joe Walk-er (Palos Verdes) are from southern California.Cardinals OL Mike Iupa was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa but a ended Western High School in Anaheim, CA.Cardinals Senior Assistant/D-Line coach Don John