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As the playoff picture continues to paint itself, it looks more and more like the Pittsburgh Steelers may not be a part of it.
The Steelers have dropped consecutive games to bring their record to 6-5, tied with the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers now sit three games behind the division-leading Ravens and will face them in Baltimore this Sunday afternoon.
And they may have to do so once again without their star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
As the Indianapolis Colts continue to win, it seems likely that the Bengals and Steelers will battle for the AFC’s final wild card spot.
In the NFC, it’s still anyone’s ballgame.
Three NFC teams find them at 6-5, and three more sit at 5-6, all of which are very much in playoff contention. I predicted the Seahawks would emerge from the NFC, but with their loss last week to Miami, their fate is foggy indeed.
With the Redskins surging and the Saints lurking, this NFC playoff race will be fun to watch.
The story of the week may be ...
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Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.
Sendlein, a team captain who has played in 80 straight games, confirmed Monday that he tore his MCL early in Sunday's loss to the Rams, the Cards' seventh straight defeat. Sendlein played the remainder of the game despite the injury.
The Cardinals are expected to place...
TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals center Rich Ohrnberger is comfortable with quarterback Ryan Lindley's hands between his legs:
"Always have been, Ohrnberger said. I accept all comers when it comes to that."
With starter and offensive co-captain Lyle Sendlein out for the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament suffered Sunday against the Rams, Ohrnberger is expected to...
The Arizona Cardinals, reeling from a seven-game losing streak, have lost starting center Lyle Sendlein for the season with a torn left MCL.
Sendlein sustained the injury during Sunday's loss to St. Louis, limping off the field in first quarter but returning a short time later to finish the game. He has started 80 consecutive games since taking the job as an undrafted rookie...
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals are sticking with Ryan Lindley at quarterback, at least until Kevin Kolb is healthy enough to play.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt says that while Lindley had three bad throws that resulted in interceptions, two of them returned for touchdowns, in his first NFL start on Sunday, the rookie did have other times when he was...
GLENDALE, Ariz. When Cardinals training camp opened in Flagstaff in late July, coach Ken Whisenhunt did his best to diffuse the notion that he was on the hot seat after a pair of disappointing seasons.
By the time he addressed the media Sunday evening and Monday morning, he seemed resigned to this persistent storyline.
Thats part of the business, he said following the Cardinals...
More bad news for the Arizona Cardinals.
Lyle Sendlein, the team's ironman center, is out for the season with a torn left MCL, the latest in a series of injuries to significant players, problems that have figured greatly in the team's losing streak -now at seven games and counting.
The problems are especially acute on offense, where quarterback, running back and left tackle...
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb might not be ready to play this Sunday against the New York Jets, according to Bob McManaman of azcentral.com.
If Kolb can't go then Ryan Lindley will make his second career start in New York. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt talked about the quarterback situation on Monday:
“Until he’s healthy, I don’t know where we’re...
Arizona coach Ken Wisenhunt doesn't believe injured quarterback Kevin Kolb will be ready for Week 13's game against the Jets.Fantasy Spin:Kolb injured his ribs and sternum back in Week 6 and hasn't played since. Rookie Ryan Lindley got the start at QB last week against the Rams and threw four interceptions.
Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein is expected to miss the final five games of the season after suffering a left knee injury against the Rams last Sunday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic who cites an NFL source.
Sendlein suffered whats believed to be a torn MCL in the Cardinals first possession, a 91-yard touchdown drive. He was examined on the sideline and returned...
SPOKANE – Mike Leach said BUCK linebacker Travis Long is the only Cougar he expects to be selected in the 2013 NFL draft. But would he play linebacker or defensive end in the pros? Leach also touched on Jeff Tuel, recruiting, Marquess Wilson and more.
Mike Leach does not want to cuddle. He wants to coach a football team that wants to be there, wants to learn – and wants to win. Such sentiment is what Leach conveyed in his season wrap-up teleconference this afternoon on the heels of a 3-9 overall record in his first year on the Palouse.
Ken Whisenhunt said he isnt sure if Kevin Kolb will be healthy enough to return to the starting lineup for this Sundays game at the New York Jets but if he cant play, rookie Ryan Lindley will remain the Cardinals starting quarterback.
Until hes healthy, I dont know where were going to be until that point, the Cardinals head coach said Monday, a day after Arizonas...
The Jets will have their hands full with Darnell Dockett and the Cardinals front seven. (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
There are only three teams in professional football that look as bad as the Jets do right now (Chiefs, Jaguars, and Cardinals), two of which the Jets will be facing these upcoming two weeks. This week it is the Arizona Cardinals who are currently...
Hello Followers. Hope you're having a great week.
In case you missed it, Mike Leach conducted his final official press conference for hte 2012 season. And with that, the ribbon is officially tied on 2012 Cougar football.
For a few, post press conference thoughts on that and a bit more, read on.
First and foremost, in yesterday's press conference,...