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Week 5 is full of potential pitfalls.It is time to cut the strings to those players you are smitten with but aren't producing.It is time to cover those players on bye week. And it is time to get serious.Move quick and as always look at the matchups.QuarterbacksRyan FitzpatrickFor four games Fitzpatrick has 931 yards and 12 touchdowns. Yes, he is interception-prone. But this is one of those times where reality and fantasy are not the same. In reality there is some question whether Fitzpatrick is earning his contract. In fantasy Fitzpatrick is earning his fantasy worth. Week 5 Fitzpatrick meets the San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers' defense is formidable, they are much better against the run. Kevin KolbAfter John Skelton went down with an ankle injury, there was some trepidations about Kevin Kolb. Now the Arizona Cardinals are 4-0 and Kolb is a fantasy stud. He is getting better with each game. His total yards are increasing as are his touchdowns. And the matchups only ge...
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It wasn't pretty but the Arizona Cardinals are 4-0 following their 24-21 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins yesterday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Wow, it was not easy. Let's take a look at Arizona's Report Card for Week Four: Offense: C The offensive line was a disaster, allowing a season-high eight sacks. It was a lucky thing that Kevin Kolb...
John Skelton – remember him? It seems like a long time ago when he was the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback (week one actually). It does seem like a long time ago though. Anyway, Skelton, recovering from a low ankle sprain, may finally be healthy enough to be activated for Thursday's game against the St. Louis Rams. Skelton certainly won't start in place of Kevin...
The Arizona Cardinals are off to their best start in 38 years despite a ground game that isn't keeping pace.
Even though the Cardinals are one of three 4-0 teams in the NFL, their running game ranks 29th out of 32 teams at 68 yards per game. Only Dallas, Pittsburgh and Oakland are worse.
While the Cardinals say they're happy to be winning regardless of the statistics, quarterback...
Denver, CO. Week 4 of the regular season was a little bit more normal, after a wild week 3 where there were several upsets. Yours truly went 11-4, as I am now a decent 40-23 for the season. My colleague, “Headline”, also went 11-4 and is a paltry 34-29 for the season. The byes are now starting to really hit, so let’s get on to the week 5 NFL picks……
J Simp’s Picks...
The NFC West put on another solid showing in Week 4. The teams combined for a 3-1 record, with the one loss coming in a divisional game. With their hard-nosed style of play and defense first mentality, these four teams are starting to change the landscape of the game.As always, there is a lot to talk about between these four teams, so let’s get to it. Here is your NFC West Week...
When you casually reviewed the Thursday night schedule at the end of the preseason, I'm fairly certain that you whizzed right past this Week 5 matchup between the Rams and Cardinals. Sure, you were looking forward to tracking potential Larry Fitzgerald points.
You certainly weren't anticipating a matchup between an undefeated Arizona squad and a 2-2 Rams squad under Jeff...
Thirty-eight years ago, the last time the Arizona Cardinals were 4-0, their home was St. Louis and they were known affectionately as the Big Red.
Nearly a quarter century since departing for the desert, they're on top of their game again.
The surprising Cardinals don't have one of the best offenses in the NFL, far from it actually. Throw out the big plays on defense and...
The Texans, Falcons and Ravens hold their own atop this week's power rankings, but, there is plenty of movement in the middle ranks... including the Arizona Cardinals making their climb upwards.
NFL Arizona Cardinals (-2.5) @ St. Louis Rams – 8:25PM In this week’s edition of NFL Thursday Night Football, the overachieving Arizona Cardinals go on the road to meet Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams. The Cards are currently 2.5 point favorites, while the total has moved to 39.5. Arizona is coming off a [...]
ARIZONA CARDINALS @ ST. LOUIS RAMS (+2)
I’m taking the Rams tonight. This is solely a situtional play for me here. 60% of the public likes the Cardinals. The Rams are at home twice in a row where they start the season 2-0. They found a win over the Seahawks and beat the Redskins at home thus far this year. The Cardinals aren’t going 16-0 and they should have lost to the Dolphins...
The San Francisco 49ers on Sunday face another passing offense and another mobile quarterback, two elements that have given them problems this year. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 12 touchdowns this season, the most in the league through four weeks, and those 12 have come in just 72 completions. He is also a run threat and is somewhat similar in style to Minnesota...