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The offensive line still isn’t very good. The running game needs a lot of work. And the quarterback play is … unpredictable. But the Arizona Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time since before I was born.
Scott Allen, editor of the Raising Zona blog, says he’s surprised at how well the season started but adds that expectations have now risen.
“I can see them winning at least the next two games, although the Miami game should teach the Cards to take nothing for granted,” he says. “Once they hit Minnesota on October 21st, all bets are off.”
Allen joined Zoneblitz with his picks for week five. He’s got a tough act to follow. Last week’s picker, The Viking Age’s senior blogger Dan Zinski, hit 11 of 15 games to pull our celebrity blogger contingent into a tie with Tony for first place.
Andy and Tony tied at 10-5, leaving Andy two games behind Tony and the bloggers for the season.
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Cards Visit Rams for NFC West Bout
When the NFL schedule came out over the summer Thursday night's scheduled bout between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams at the Jones Dome (8:20 pm ET, NFL Network) didn't garner much attention. But suddenly this is a rather attractive matchup, pitting one of the last undefeated teams in the league against another...
TEMPE, Ariz. Patrick Peterson admits that he was pressing last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He was out of his comfort zone. The game was moving -- get this -- too fast!
I was trying to make too much happen against my hometown team, said Peterson, who is from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. That was huge for me. I just wanted to make a play happen so bad. I had all of my family here...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Through four games, the Cardinals have yet to unleash their vaunted return game. But special teams coach Kevin Spencer has no complaints with the performance of his punter and kicker.
Dave Zastudil ranks just 12th in the league in yards per punt (47.5), but he is seventh in net yards per punt (42.9), a far more important stat. Hes also fifth in punts downed inside...
TEMPE, Ariz. By his own admission, Cardinals quarterback John Skelton isnt all the way there as he recovers from what the team said is a low-ankle sprain suffered in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Not with all this tape on it, Skelton said in the locker room, Wednesday, as he peeled away layers of said tape. Its getting there. Im able to run now and do some stuff that I...
The Arizona Cardinals - check that, THE FOUR-AND-OH ARIZONA CARDINALS - have been the biggest surprise in the NFL season so far, and a major factor that sees the NFC West leading the league in wins at the quarter pole. But now they prepare to take on an improved Rams team that is undefeated in their home stadium so far.
If respectability starts at home - and the four...
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...
This is a story about the NFL. But its not really a story about football.
This is about a defensive lineman for the undefeated Arizona Cardinals and what that 6-foot-3, 305-pound lineman will be wearing on the field during Thursday nights game in St. Louis against the Rams.
But its not really a story about Nick Eason.
Make it all about Iris Wilcox, Eason instructed me, not Nick...
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...
I’m responding to an email inquiry, in advance of the Thursday game again this week. With bye weeks starting this week (yes, we had a ‘mini bye’ last week) owners are faced with some difficult add/drop decisions for the first time this season. In an attempt to solve some of the problems, we’ll take a [...]
By Brian Billick
Every Wednesday until the Super Bowl, Brian Billick will write a weekly column looking in-depth at different aspects of the modern NFL and will discuss experiences and insights he gained while coaching and broadcasting.
This we know: The NFL is a quarterback league, as much as it has ever been.
And also this: The large trends that define the game...
Dolphins fans should be excited.
In what was, without a doubt one of the weirdest games of the weekend, we got to see a rookie breakout, a veteran implode, but more importantly redeem himself.
So how did the Miami Dolphins v Arizona Cardinals turn three times and end up in a Cardinals victory over the upstart, but still 1-3 Dolphins? Let’s take a look.
1. Ryan Tannehill is for...
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.