Found November 26, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Bruce Arians knew from the get go that his team could beat anyone, so long as the Cardinals stopped hurting themselves. After a rocky start to his first season as Arizona’s top coach, that idealism is quickly turning into reality. Since losing to the Seattle Seahawks over a month ago, the Cardinals have ripped off four consecutive victories, albeit, against mostly sub-par competition. The one exception to that statement, Arizona’s most recent win over the Indianapolis Colts, was convincing enough for the national media, and yours truly, to take a closer look at the Cardinals’ success of late. The most important piece to any offense in the NFL is, quite simply, the quarterback. I may overvalue the position at times, if that’s even possible, but in Bruce Arians’ offense, the trigger man really has to be on top of his game. It’s that offense that took the Colts from being the worst team in the league to a playoff contender just a season ago, and although quarterback Carson Palm...

Carson Palmer breathes new life into Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are a perfect example of how quickly you can fall from the top of the mountain in the NFL. In 2008, they rode Kurt Warner all the way to Super Bowl XLIII in a losing effort. Since then, they haven’t made the playoffs since Warner retired and a new veteran quarterback has breathed life into a Cardinals team fighting for a playoff spot in 2013. In the off-season...

What a weekend it was for football in Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has no ties to Arizona's universities, but he did sit up and take notice when Arizona and Arizona State both posted big victories on Saturday. "I was rooting like heck for both teams," he said Monday. "I watched the Arizona game and Rich Rod did a heck of a job with that one, and then at our meetings, we had the Arizona...

Arians reminisces on stressful Philly years

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Bruce Arians was the head coach at Temple University in Philadelphia from 1983-88 and grew up in York, Pa., about 100 miles west of the city. Arians turned on the humor when asked what it would be like to return to Philadelphia this weekend for the Cardinals' game against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. "They finished all the roads. It...

Patrick Peterson fires agent ahead of contract negotiation

Patrick Peterson fired his agent ahead of a big contract extension negotiation, and the agent is fuming because he believes his former client was improperly poached. Peterson, who was the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL draft in 2011 by the Arizona Cardinals, will likely begin talks with the team in a few months […]

Cardinals GM Steve Kiem says one year deals proving their value: 'His level of urgency sometimes is higher'

When a player signs a one year contract, it's put up or shut up time and general managers and coaches love that situation. It's become the best way for players to bounce back from a bad year and prove there is more tread on the tires. Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Kiem in his first year took the route of building one step at a time, and not spending on future years. The results...

Larry Fitzgerald: Youngest Ever To 11,000 Receiving Yards

Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 40-11 win over Indianapolis.

Bruce Arians Calls The Eagles Read-Option “A Great College Offense”

We’ll see if Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arian feels this way after dealing with Chip Kelly on Sunday. Arians has done a marvelous job in his first season as the Cardinals head coach, and has his team sitting at 7-4 with a good shot at making the playoffs. The Cardinals will take on the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, who have one of the great innovators of the read-option as...

Cardinals Tame the Colts

     The Arizona Cardinals have won four straight games.  Last year, the same feat happened in the …

Battle Of The Birds: Red-Hot Cardinals Or High-Flying Eagles?

On Sunday, about the time we will be recovering from our turkey-induced comas, we'll get to see two of the most explosive and talked about offenses face off in what is sure to be a great game.The two teams playing each other has become oddly familiar for fans of both teams as they've played each other three of the last four years (including NFC Championship).Unfortunately...

Cardinals-Eagles Preview

Spearheaded by outstanding play from their quarterbacks, the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals are rolling into a key NFC matchup with playoff implications. Philadelphia's Nick Foles and Arizona's Carson Palmer, however, figure to be challenged by defenses that have been playing at a high level. The Eagles will try to stay atop the NFC East with their fourth straight...

Arians beats old team as Cards rout Colts 40-11

Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to Larry Fitzgerald, Karlos Dansby returned an interception 22 yards for a score and the Arizona Cardinals won their fourth in a row with a 40-11 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians beat the team that propelled him to coaching prominence last season, when he took over as Colts interim coach while Chuck...

Cardinals WR Floyd having breakthrough season

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Michael Floyd is a quiet guy who would much prefer to shy away from attention once the game is over. The way he's playing, there's no ducking the spotlight. It's been a breakout season for the big, young Arizona Cardinals wide receiver. In each of the last two games, the second-year pro...

Offense finds footing for streaking Cardinals

Arizona's defense has been strong all season. Now the offense has joined the party. The result is a four-game winning streak that has the Cardinals in the thick of the NFC wild card race. After its surprisingly one-sided 40-11 thrashing of Indianapolis on Sunday, Arizona (7-4) at least temporarily held the second wild card spot behind Carolina (8-3). San Francisco (6-4) played...
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