Posted September 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer New Arizona coach Bruce Arians says he is disappointed but not discouraged by his team's near-miss season-opening loss at St. Louis. Arians says improvements are needed in pass protection and the pass rush in the aftermath of the 27-24 defeat. The Cardinals led 24-13 in the fourth quarter but stalled on offense and faltered on defense as Sam Bradford led the Rams to the come-from-behind victory. Left tackle Levi Brown gave up three sacks to Robert Quinn and was called for a holding penalty. Arians blamed it on ''poor technique'' and Brown says he knows he needs to do better. Arians also says better technique is needed to improve Arizona's ineffective pass rush off the edge. While the Cardinals' Carson Palmer was sacked four times, Bradford was not sacked once.

Cardinals rewind: Despite loss, not everything's lost

TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reiterated a common postgame theme at his Monday press conference at the teams practice facility. You never accept losing, but there are some very, very good things and some very correctable things, he said of Sundays 27-24 loss to the Rams in St. Louis. Disappointed? Yes. Discouraged? Not at all. We wanted that win desperately. Its a big...

NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

There were some unusual and unexpected heroes in Week 1 of the 2013 NFL regular season.  There always are.  Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters. Photo Credit: Quarterbacks Carson Palmer (Arizona Cardinals): Palmer passed for 327 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Cardinals’ hard-fought 27-24 loss to St...

Progress can't change familiar result for Cardinals

We told you before the Cardinals season began that progress might not be visible in the winloss columns. Sundays 27-24 loss in St. Louis was a perfect example. There were multiple signs that a new era had begun at the Edward Jones Dome.Carson Palmer threw for 327 yards and two touchdowns and posted a 96.6 passer rating, reminding us what strong quarterback play looks like after three...

Honey Badger has arrived, and he still doesn’t care

Arizona Cardinals rookie and former LSU standout at safety Tyrann Mathieu (affectionately known as the “Honey Badger”) made his NFL debut on Sunday and it didn’t take him very long to record his first impressive highlight. Mathieu stopped a long Rams touchdown with an incredible diving tackle that forced a fumble from tight end Jared Cook just a handful of yards from the endzone...

Caption The Photo: Maxwell And “Wingman” Kerry Rhodes

We’ve all heard the gay rumors about NFL free agent Kerry Rhodes and I’ve also rumblings regarding Maxwell’s sexual preference. I’m not sure what’s more pause worthy the photo or Maxwell’s caption. Either way, I’m going to keep this very PC and let you guys caption this one. H/T: Bossip kerryrhodes and @~me #wingman for those #prettywings ...

Tyrann Mathieu saves touchdown by forcing fumble before goal line

Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu showed that he can still make miraculous plays at the NFL level.  St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook looked like he had a touchdown when Mathieu came from behind and forced a fumble.  The ball was recovered by the Cardinals in the end zone for a touchback and saved the Cardinals a crucial six points.  

Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Betting Odds, spread, over/under and tv info

getty The Arizona Cardinals will play against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. Coverage of this game will air on FOX beginning  at 4:25 pm ET. Entering the game the St. Louis Rams are a 4.5 point favorite against the Arizona Cardinals. The over/under or total points for this match-up is 41. Bruce Arians is hoping to install winning in the Cardinals...

Offensive line woes again doom Cardinals

It was a new season with the same old problem for the Arizona Cardinals: a quarterback under siege. Carson Palmer was solid in his debut for the Cardinals on Sunday, but he was sacked four times and pressured often in a 27-24 loss to the St. Louis Rams. The biggest culprit was left tackle Levi Brown, who surrendered three sacks to Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, including one...

Larry Fitzgerald Torches Rams

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald torched the Rams for 80 yards and two scores Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome.Fantasy Spin:Finally a quarterback that knows how to get Fitz the football. This Carson Palmer/Fitzgerald pairing could be huge for fantasy owners this season.

Larry Fitzgerald Catches Fade Over Janoris Jenkins (Video)

Larry Fitzgerald finally has some semblance of a quarterback in Arizona. Carson Palmer might not be the player he once was, but he’s two times better than what Fitzgerald has had throwing him passes since Kurt Warner retired. Fitzgerald and Palmer hooked up early with this beautiful fade route over a really good corner in Janoris Jenkins. We’re glad to see Fitz back.

Cardinals notes: 'Now we know we can be really good'

PHOENIX -- The positive to take from the loss to St. Louis last week was that it did not have to be one, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday."What I told the team last week, I didn't think they knew how good they were. That was my biggest fear for this team," Arians said. "Now they know. They know how good they can be. They have to go out this Sunday and...

FOX Sports Arizona debuts 'Cardinals OT' this Sunday

New one-hour post-game show to follow every Arizona Cardinals home contest FOX Sports Arizona is adding a first-of-its-kind show to its programming lineup during the 2013 NFL season in order to provide viewers with even more coverage of the Arizona Cardinals. The network and team announced today they will partner on a new post-game show called Cardinals OT, and it debuts this Sunday...
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