The Arizona Cardinals had a disappointing end to the season, losing 34-11 to eventual Super Bowl LVI champion Los Angeles Rams in their Super Wild Card Weekend encounter.
They started the season 7-0 and lost the NFC West to the Rams by ending with an 11-6 record.
Next year, they are hoping to emulate what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Rams were able to do.
Kliff Kingsbury‘s troops hope to win next season’s Super Bowl at home.
The last two teams that hosted the Super Bowl ended up winning it all.
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Will home teams playing in the Super Bowl become an ongoing trend?
After 54 editions of the annual spectacle, the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.
A year later, the Rams claimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy at SoFi Stadium
If the trend continues, the Cardinals should win at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, right?
Indeed, nothing is impossible in the NFL, especially with what the Cincinnati Bengals achieved in 2021.
However, the Cardinals hope that their key players will remain healthy throughout another campaign.
Injuries And Issues In Arizona
The Cardinals missed DeAndre Hopkins‘ services throughout the homestretch of the regular season, causing them to lose six of their last ten games.
Arizona will come into the 2022 season with solid units on both sides of the ball.
However, they won’t go anywhere unless they have Kyler Murray back and they must iron out that situation before it gets worse.
Otherwise, the Cardinals won’t even survive the NFC West which has the Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks.
If the Cardinals want to play and win the Super Bowl at home, they must get their act together.
If not, they can still come to Super Bowl LVII, but as spectators.