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Cardinals get back to work in temporary West Virginia home

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Arizona Cardinals rolled into West Virginia on the heels of yet another blowout victory, staying in the East to prepare for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. A week after losing to St. Louis in Arizona, the Cardinals took advantage of six turnovers to rout the Lions in Detroit 42-17. Coach Bruce Arians' team topped 40 points in a game for the third...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Jaguars, Jets, & Saints

Browns Browns QB Josh McCown is hopeful for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, despite his sprained ankle. (Adam Schefter) Cardinals Rand Getlin reports that Cardinals LB Alex Okafor is dealing with a strained calf and was initially expected to miss 2-4 weeks, but could now be out up to six weeks. Ian Rapoport mentions that Cardinals LB Kenny Demens is feared to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer's Week 5 Performance Shows He's Dominating the NFL

One might think that at 35 years old and having suffered two major knee injuries in the past 8 years, Carson Palmer has no business being this good. But Palmer
Via Stack
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Will “Look At” Possible Extension For RB Chris Johnson

Cardinals GM Steve Keim mentioned during an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7. that Chris Johnson‘s current deal is “something we will look at” in regards to a potential extension, via Urban writes that even though Johnson has been a solid addition to their offense, Keim and the Cardinals have been cautious with older veterans that have one-year deals...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Surprise Arizona Cardinals On Pace To Break NFL Scoring Record

The 4-1 Cardinals quietly lead the NFL in points scored (190), scoring per game (38.0 PPG) and point differential (+100), and are on pace to break the single-season scoring record of 606 points set by the 2013 Broncos.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals defense knew Lions play on 2nd quarter interception

The Detroit Lions are one of the worst teams in the NFL, and predicability has been one of the team’s many issues. Golden Tate recently said that opponents have called out Detroit’s plays on multiple occasions before the Lions ran them. According to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, it happened again on Sunday. In...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals send Okafor, two others back to Arizona for MRI exams

Starting outside linebacker Alex Okafor was among three players injury in the Arizona Cardinals' 42-17 rout of the Detroit Lions on Sunday.Okafor suffered a calf injury and was joined on the sidelines by backup linebacker Kenny Demens (knee) and safety Chris Clemons, who all flew back to Arizona to undergo MRI exams.  Arians on three injured guys' future: "I do not feel good."...
Via Fox Sports
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Key Points from Cardinals win over Lions

The Cardinals played with a sense of urgency on Sunday, and showed they could erase a road deficit. After the Cardinals started the game forcing two Detroit turnovers, the team couldn't do anything with it as Detroit kept getting to Carson Palmer. Then it looked like it was going to be a repeat of last week as the Lions went down the field and scored.That's when the team's urgency...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions: 2015 Week 5 NFL Pick

Arizona Cardinals (3-1) at Detroit Lions (0-4) The Lions are the league’s last remaining winless team at 0-4. Many think they should have won last week in Seattle because the refs missed a pivotal call at the end of the game, but, regardless of the outcome, they definitely got outplayed in Seattle last week, needing to rely on a +2 turnover margin and a return touchdown to even...
Via The Football Fan Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should start at running back for the Arizona Cardinals?

The NFL’s arguably best team is now the NFL’s healthiest team. That’s a pretty scary thought for the rest of the league, and for a team that entered the season with their ability to stay healthy listed as one of their keys to success this season, this is more than huge. But for Head Coach Bruce Arians, the good health of the team also calls for some tough decisions on who...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals spending week in West Virginia to ease travel concerns

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When the Arizona Cardinals leave for Detroit on Saturday, they won't be home for quite a while. They will be in the hills of West Virginia between Sunday's game against the Lions and coach Bruce Arians' return to Pittsburgh, where he was offensive coordinator for so long, the following week. Asked why the Cardinals are staying there rather than returning home, Arians...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three highlights of the Arizona Cardinals to get you pumped

You already know what the Cardinals must do to beat the Lions and football is back tonight as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Houston Texans. Since you’ll have to wait until Sunday to see the Cardinals in action here are some clips to get hold you over and get you pumped for Sunday.   Remember that time Carson Palmer connected with Darren Fells in week 1 against the Saints...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu: Lions may not know their own offense

The Arizona Cardinals are coming off a tough loss at home to the St. Louis Rams, but at least one member of their team is not all that concerned about his upcoming opponent. On Wednesday, Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu told reporters he is “very surprised” at how ineffective the Detroit Lions have been on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson: Lock For NFL Comeback Player Of The Year?

It’s not too often that an NFL team picks a 30-year-old running back up off the scrap heap in the preseason and goes all-in on that guy as their starting running back. Especially when that team has a roster that can contend for a championship. That’s exactly what the Arizona Cardinals are doing with veteran running back Chris Johnson. Once among the league’s elite rushers,...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' offense nears full strength with return of Ellington

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Coach Bruce Arians says running back Andre Ellington "should be ready to go" Sunday at Detroit. If so, the Arizona Cardinals will be close to the offense they envisioned before the season started. The only possible exception is tight end Darren Fells, who didn't practice on Wednesday with a hip injury. Jermaine Gresham has been getting significant playing time at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No Fun League strikes again: Bailey fined for nap celebration

Stedman Bailey celebrated a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals by taking a nap, but the NFL has fined the St. Louis Rams wide receiver for the power-snooze. According to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner, Bailey posted tweets—that have since been deleted—expressing his displeasure and wondering how to sign up for a GoFundMe account. Rules are rules. The NFL does not allow players...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Campbell's 11-tackle game termed 'lights out' by Cardinals' Arians

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell drew rave reviews for his performance in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams."I’m not sure I’ve seen a defensive tackle dominate a game like I saw Calais Campbell," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said per Arizona Sports. "I mean he had 11 tackles and completely controlled the line of scrimmage. To me, maybe his best game as...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss to Rams may benefit the Arizona Cardinals in the long run

Call it karma. Call it an omen. Call it whatever you’d like, but David Johnsons drop to start the game set the tone for a very painful 59 minutes of Cardinals football, and fans worldwide are reeling from the loss. From blown officiating calls and going 1-5 in the red zone, to an uncharacteristically bad day for Larry Fitzgerald, this game left us with a mild case of heartburn...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Culliver played through injury Sunday against Eagles

Chris Culliver did not practice Thursday and Friday so his status for this last Sunday was in question. He obviously played this Sunday against a deep receiving core of the Philadelphia Eagles. AROUND COVER32 Gut Reactions: Three takeaways from Week 4 of the NFL season Tweetcap: How did Week 3 of the NFL season play out on Twitter? Bold Predictions: Four outcomes that will shock...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Fantasy Worthy With Andre Ellington Coming Back?

For years we have been hearing about how good Chris Johnson is from the man himself. According to him his struggles were not his fault, but the fault of everyone else around him. Whatever the reason for his decline, the stats don't lie. He had gone from being one of the best in the game to someone that doesn't know when to quit in record timing.Then he got a second shot courtesy...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Claiming Lead Back Duties for Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 27: Running back Chris Johnson #23 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after a touchdown in the second quarter of the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Chris Johnson wasn’t even part of the Arizona Cardinals roster until...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The undefeated Cardinals are not as good as you think

The Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 and have won all of their games by double digits. These wins have showcased a high quality of play on both sides of the ball. Carson Palmer has posted quarterback ratings over 100 in every game, with an average of 117.8. A rejuvenated Chris Johnson, David Johnson, and Andre Ellington have rushed for 374 yards at an average over four yards per carry...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ex-LSU DB’s Tyrann Mathieu And Eric Reid Exchanged Jerseys After Their NFL Teams Played Today

Exchanging jerseys with a member of the opposing team has long been a common practice in soccer, but has caught on somewhat in football recently.  This afternoon, following their game, Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid exchanged uniform tops. The pair may have been on opposing squads today, but were teammates at LSU.  RESPECT...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians tells team ‘You ain’t s–t’ after 2-0 start

    The Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start with wins over the Saints and Bears. Although it’s still very early in the season, Arizona is perched atop the NFC West and people have taken notice. Others may be heaping praise on the Cardinals, but head coach Bruce Arians isn’t going to let the early success get into his players’ heads. He started Wednesday’s team meeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Johnson returns opening kickoff 108 yards for TD

David Johnson has made quite an amazing first impression in his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals. The rookie running back scored on a 55-yard pass in Week 1, and he followed that up with a phenomenal 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on Sunday. Check out the amazing video. The longest play in #AZCardinals history. And it happened on the opening kickoff! pic.twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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