2001 Arizona Cardinals season
OwnerBill Bidwill
Head coachDave McGinnis
Home fieldSun Devil Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place4th NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR David Boston

The 2001 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise’s 82nd year with the National Football League and the 14th season in Arizona. It was their final season in the NFC East division before moving to their current division, the NFC West.

Due to being the only team in the league with a Week 1 bye, the Cardinals were the final team to play their season opener, which was pushed back even further in wake of the September 11 attacks. The 2001 Cardinals were also the most recent team in NFL history to have a Week 1 bye until the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins in 2017 due to Hurricane Irma.

The 2001 season was Pat Tillman’s final season as he left the NFL to join the U.S. Army following the season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 2001 NFL Draft

2001 Arizona Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Leonard Davis *  Offensive tackle Texas
2 34 Kyle Vanden Bosch *  Defensive end Nebraska
2 54 Michael Stone  Defensive back Memphis
3 64 Adrian Wilson *  Defensive back NC State
4 98 Bill Gramática  Placekicker South Florida
4 123 Marcus Bell  Defensive tackle Memphis
5 133 Mario Fatafehi  Defensive tackle Kansas State
6 166 Bobby Newcombe  Wide receiver Nebraska
7 202 Renaldo Hill  Defensive back Michigan State
7 246 Tevita Ofahengaue  Tight end BYU
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Undrafted free agents

2001 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Arnold Jackson Wide receiver Louisville
Marcel Shipp Running back Massachusetts
Fred Wakefield Defensive end Illinois
LeVar Woods Linebacker Iowa

Personnel

Staff

2001 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Hank Kuhlmann
  • Special Teams Assistant/Def. Quality Control – Stan Kwan

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki

Roster

2001 Arizona Cardinals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 Bye
2 September 23 Denver Broncos L 17–38 0–1 Sun Devil Stadium 50,913
3 September 30 Atlanta Falcons L 14–34 0–2 Sun Devil Stadium 28,878
4 October 7 at Philadelphia Eagles W 21–20 1–2 Veterans Stadium 66,360
5 October 14 at Chicago Bears L 13–20 1–3 Soldier Field 66,944
6 October 21 Kansas City Chiefs W 24–16 2–3 Sun Devil Stadium 35,916
7 October 28 at Dallas Cowboys L 3–17 2–4 Texas Stadium 63,114
8 November 4 Philadelphia Eagles L 7–21 2–5 Sun Devil Stadium 33,430
9 November 11 New York Giants L 10–17 2–6 Sun Devil Stadium 36,917
10 November 18 Detroit Lions W 45–38 3–6 Sun Devil Stadium 32,322
11 November 25 at San Diego Chargers W 20–17 4–6 Qualcomm Stadium 49,398
12 December 2 at Oakland Raiders W 34–31 5–6 Network Associates Coliseum 46,601
13 December 9 Washington Redskins L 10–20 5–7 Sun Devil Stadium 40,056
14 December 15 at New York Giants L 13–17 5–8 Giants Stadium 77,913
15 December 23 Dallas Cowboys W 17–10 6–8 Sun Devil Stadium 48,883
16 December 30 at Carolina Panthers W 30–7 7–8 Ericsson Stadium 72,025
17 January 6, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 17–20 7–9 FedExField 61,721

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 343 208 W2
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 256 303 W2
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 321 L2
Arizona Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 295 343 L1
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 246 338 L1

References

  1. ^ "2001 Arizona Cardinals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014.