Arizona Cardinals 2013 NFL Season Primer: Full Predictions and Roster Analysis

Shaun Church@@NFLChurchContributor ISeptember 2, 2013

New head coach Bruce Arians led a tight offseason program. Can he lead the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2013?
New head coach Bruce Arians led a tight offseason program. Can he lead the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2013?Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Welcome to the 2013 NFL season. This piece is intended to give you complete coverage of the Arizona Cardinals as they try to improve upon a 2012 campaign in which everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.

Rock bottom was Week 15, the now infamous 58-0 drubbing at the hands of the division-rival Seattle Seahawks. It was the worst loss in franchise history and perhaps was the last straw team president Michael Bidwill had for former head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Roughly half the players on the 53-man roster are new over last year, not including the complete overhaul of the coaching staff and new general manager Steve Keim.

To get you ready for the new season, the following list of articles has been written by yours truly and fellow Bleacher Report FC Andrew Nordmeier.

The six articles linked below cover an array of topics.

We predicted the Cardinals’ record this season, along with which players will walk away with awards such as team MVP, team rookie of the year, etc. We also included statistics for many of the key players on the roster—we even took it as far as to grade every position on the depth chart (which has proven to be a controversial piece).

What questions do you think the team must address heading into Week 1? Is there a statistic that stuck out to you that a player, in your opinion, can or cannot reach? What about the record?

Do you agree with Andrew on the Cardinals missing the playoffs despite upgrading key positions this offseason?

Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game of the 2013 Season

Predicting Team Awards for the 2013 Season

Full Statistical Predictions for the 2013 Season

Burning Questions for the 2013 Season

What’s New for the 2013 Season?

Report Card Grades for Every Position