The Arizona Cardinals
are a professional American football team based in Phoenix
. They are members of the National Football League (NFL
) and compete in the NFC West division. The franchise was established in 1898 as the Chicago
Cardinals, and moved to St. Louis in 1960
before relocating to Arizona
. The Cardinals have been playing their home games at the University of Phoenix
Stadium since 2006
The Cardinals have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL
since their move to Arizona
, having won two NFC championships (2008
) and making it to the Super Bowl in 2009
. The franchise has also seen some of its greatest success in recent years, with the team making the playoffs in five of the last seven seasons.
The Cardinals have had several great players throughout their history, including Hall of Famers like quarterback Kurt Warner, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and safety Adrian Wilson. The team has also had its share of great coaches, such as Dennis Green, Ken Whisenhunt, and Bruce Arians.
The Cardinals have had some of their best seasons in recent years, with the team making the playoffs in five of the last seven seasons. The Cardinals have also had some of their best individual performances in recent years, with quarterback Carson Palmer setting franchise records for passing yards and touchdowns in 2015
. The Cardinals have also had some of their best defensive performances in recent years, with the team leading the league in sacks in both 2013