Arizona Cardinals Recent History on Thursday Night Football

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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals in the huddle during the NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 23-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Looking back at the Arizona Cardinals’ recent history playing on Thursday Night Football.

Through six weeks of football, the Arizona Cardinals have gone through a lot. They’ve moved on from their opening day quarterback in favor of their first-round pick, struggled mightily on offense, lost five of six, and failed to live up to folks expectations. While most things have been bad, they now find themselves with a golden opportunity: Arizona will play in primetime in Week 7 on Thursday Night Football.

A strong performance in front of a national audience will right a lot of wrongs for Steve Wilks, Josh Rosen, and company. For the most part, they’ve been under the radar but with millions watching at home they could totally flip the narrative — or at least improve it. Thankfully, the Cardinals will be taking on the Denver Broncos in front of their hometown crowd.

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Having said all of that, the upcoming game got me thinking about how they’ve done recently on Thursday Night Football.

Since the turn of the decade, they’ve played six times, with 2010 and 2011 being the only two seasons where they didn’t appear on Thursday. All totaled up, they’ve split right down the middle with three wins and three losses.

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