Arizona Cardinals

About Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals were founded in 1898 as Morgan Athletic Club, making them the longest-running football team in the United States. The team became founding member of the National Football League in 1920.

Over the years, the Cardinals franchise has undergone several moves and name changes. In 1920, they became known as the Chicago Cardinals. In 1960, the team relocated to St. Louis, Missouri and adopted the name St. Louis Cardinals. In 1988, the Cardinals moved to the state of Arizona and were known as the Phoenix Cardinals for several years before taking on the current name in 1994. To date, the team has been unable to match the level of success it enjoyed whilst based in Chicago.

The 1925 season brought about the Cardinals' first NFL Championship victory, albeit in controversial circumstances. Despite the Pottsville Maroons winning the championship, they were prevented from receiving the title because the NFL suspended the team for violating the the Frankford Yellow Jackets' territorial rights. As a result, the Cardinals were awarded the title. In 1947, the Cardinals picked up a second League Championship after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the Championship Game. In total, the Cardinals have made eight playoff appearances and have won six Division Championships. The team won their first Conference Championship in 2008, leading them to Super Bowl XLIII, which they eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Some of the team's most notable former players include the likes of Jimmy Conzelman, Ollie Matson, Larry Wilson, Dick Lane and Aeneas Williams.

The Cardinals have played their home matches at the University of Phoenix Stadium, also known as Cardinals St...

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