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Est. 1920

Arizona
Cardinals

Kurt Warner - QB - 30,290 Passing Yards

AP via Jeff Roberson

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The Cardinals franchise dates to 1898, making it the oldest professional American football club in the NFL.

Team History

  • The Cardinals franchise was established in Chicago as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898 and joined the NFL as a charter team in 1920. 
  • While based in Chicago, the Cardinals won their only two NFL Championships in 1925 and 1947.  
  • After 40 seasons in Chicago, the club moved to St. Louis in 1960. 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals were serious championship contenders in the 1970s, winning the NFC Eastern Division Championship in 1974 and 1975. 
  • In 1988, the Cardinals moved once again — this time to Phoenix. The club was known as the “Phoenix Cardinals” from 1988-93, when they became the Arizona Cardinals. 
  • In 2009, the Cardinals reached Super Bowl XLIII, but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes with :35 remaining.    

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 102 (1920-2021) 
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Bruce Arians (49-30-1) 
  • Super Bowl Titles: 0  
  • Record going into 2021 season: (W-L-T) 566-771-41
  • Playoff Record: 7-9 
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Ottis Anderson, 7,999 (1979-86) 
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Jim Hart, 34,639 (1966-83) 
  • Most Career Receptions: Larry Fitzgerald, 1,432 (2004-20) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Freddie Joe Nunn, 66.5 (1985-93) 
  • Most Career Interceptions: Larry Wilson, 52 (1960-72) 
  • Most Career Points: Jim Bakken, 1,380 (1962-78) 
  • Current Team Owner: Michael Bidwill     

 

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