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Jess Root

26 days till the Cardinals’ season opener: Stats for No. 26

We are in countdown mode to the start of the season. The Arizona Cardinals will kick off the 2023 regular season in 26 days on September 10 on the road against the Washington Commanders.

It will be the official beginning of the Jonathan Gannon era as head coach.

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In our countdown until the start of the season, we will give you notable stats in Cardinals history related to the number of the day.

Below are some notable stats with the No. 26.

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26 interceptions thrown

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Steve Beruerlein threw 26 interceptions in 1993-1994. Hugh McCullough threw 26 in 1940-1941.

26 career receptions

Tight end Max Boydston had 26 receptions for the Cardinals between 1955-1958.

26(.2) yards per kickoff return

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Terry Metcalf averaged 26.2 yards per kick return from 1973-1977. Macarthur Lane had the same average from 1968-1971.

26 made extra points

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From 1996-1997, kicker Kevin Butler made 26 (out of 29) extra points.

26 touchdowns

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Running back James Conner has scored 26 touchdowns in two seasons with the Cardinals. Ernie Nevers scored 26 in 1929-1931.

26 tackles for loss

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Defensive lineman Rodney Gunter logged 26 tackles for loss from 2015-2019.

26 touchdown passes in a season

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Quarterback Kyler Murray threw 26 touchdown passes in 2020. Carson Palmer also did it in 2016 and Kurt Warner in 2009.

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