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Cardinals optimistic of Ellington's return vs. Lions

Although Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was inactive for a third straight game Sunday, coach Bruce Arians said it was a last-minute decision to hold him out. Ellington, who has been sidelined since the season opener due to a sprained knee, was "very close" to playing against the St. Louis Rams. "It was between him and a healthy player," Arians said. Cardinals general...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 hours 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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona teammates Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu lead LSU alumni defensive efforts in NFL Week 4

Week 4 was not particularly kind to LSU alumni, most of whom suffered defeats -- in some cases despite their own solid individual contributions. Arizona Cardinals teammates Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson provided two of the better defensive performances of that group, for instance, but couldn't help their team overcome the St. Louis Rams.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
12 hours ago

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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Ellington close to returning after missing three games

Although Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was inactive for a third straight game Sunday, coach Bruce Arians said it was a last-minute decision to hold him out.Ellington, who has been sidelined since the season opener due to a sprained knee, was "very close" to playing against the St. Louis Rams. "It was between him and a healthy player,” Arians said.Cardinals general...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals prepare to hit the road after tough loss to Rams

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Poor pass protection, red zone inefficiency, third-down woes, turnovers. The aspects of the game that had worked so much in favor of the Arizona Cardinals in three one-sided victories were problems they couldn't overcome in Sunday's 24-22 home loss to St. Louis. Still, it was the kind of game the Cardinals have escaped to win in the past and could have this time,...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals rookie David Johnson offsets TD with pair of key mistakes

Rookie running back David Johnson gave the Arizona Cardinals a bit of everything in his fourth game.The problem for Johnson was that the bad outweighed the good as the Cardinals were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 24-22 home loss to the St. Louis Rams. Although he scored on a 23-yard reception late in the the fourth quarter to keep his team's hopes alive, Johnson made...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Janoris Jenkins channels his inner David Tyree with this interception

In today’s upset win over the Cardinals, Janoris Jenkins made one of the best interceptions you’ll see this year. He went back on a Carson Palmer deep ball, reached back behind his helmet and pinned the ball to his helmet – much like Giants receiver David Tyree did in Super Bowl XVII against the Patriots. It's hard enough to pick off Carson Palmer But to pick him off using...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals: 2015 Week 4 NFL Pick

St. Louis Rams (1-2) at Arizona Cardinals (3-0) No other team has been as successful in the first 3 weeks of the season as the Arizona Cardinals. Not only do they rank 1st in rate of moving the chains differential, they also rank 2nd in rate of moving the chains and 1st in rate of moving the chains allowed. Of course, they’ve also had arguably the league’s easiest schedule, beating...
Via The Football Fan Spot
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign TE Brandon Bostick To Practice Squad, Place TE Joseph Fauria On PS Injured List

The Arizona Cardinals officially signed TE Brandon Bostick to their practice squad on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. The Cardinals also placed TE Joseph Fauria on the practice squad injured list to make room for Bostick. Bostick, 26, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent back in 2012. However, he was cut loose after he dropped an...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals happy Chris Johnson 'fell in our lap'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It was late in training camp. Andre Ellington was having his usual injury troubles. Rookie David Johnson was sidelined with a sore hamstring. The Arizona Cardinals needed to add a running back, and they found Chris Johnson, whose style fit coach Bruce Arians' system so well. On Aug. 17, Johnson signed a one-year contract with Arizona. "He just fell into our lap,"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Proving to be Super Bowl Worthy

 Victory has never smelt so good for Arizona football, and Cardinals’ fans are taking a big whiff of that enduring smell after a huge win over The San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals are now 3-0 and first in the NFC West leading by two games.  Now it may be too early to tell, but the Cardinals are having repeat solid performances that could make them the...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mathieu: Simple offense makes Kaepernick easy to intercept

    Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu had one of his best games as a pro on Sunday, as he intercepted two Colin Kaepernick passes and returned one for a touchdown in his team’s blowout win over the San Francisco 49ers. And it apparently wasn’t all that hard. After the game, Mathieu told reporters the Niners have become more predictable on offense since switching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Staff Predictions: San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals

The San Francisco 49ers (1-1) head to the desert for a showdown with division rival the Arizona Cardinals (2-0). This is the first match up of the season between these teams. Here are the staff predictions for the game: Jade Capristo Sep 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 biggest Arizona Cardinals keys heading into Week 3

As the Arizona Cardinals get set to take on the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 3 NFL action, they are looking to stay perfect and improve to 3-0. It is a big game for them, as they are currently sitting atop the conference and have a chance to stay that way with a big victory over a division rival. San Francisco is 1-1 on the year so far, but definitely have the talent to stick...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona Cardinals’ Cornerback Loses Bet To Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Has To Wear LSU Jersey

It’s been a fun week in the Arizona Cardinals’ locker room for former LSU defensive backs Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu.  The same cannot be said for former Auburn cornerback and current Cardinals’ DB Jerraud Powers.  Powers lost a bet on the Auburn-LSU game to teammates’ Peterson and Mathieu. Here’s the debt he had to pay.    Win some, you lose some….a...
Via College Spun
11 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: David Johnson’s role will steadily increase

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is a special talent, and head coach Bruce Arians knows it’s critical to keep the rookie actively involved. Per the team’s official site, Arians plans to give the Northern Iowa product more touches each week. Arians: [David Johnson] will have a bigger role each week. #AZvsCHI — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September...
Via Sportsnaut
15 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jen Welter and the beginning of female coaches in the NFL

When Sarah Thomas was officially appointed a permanent NFL referee earlier this year, she made headlines for being the first woman to hold the position. In such a male-dominated, testosterone-driven sport as American football, achieving this feat was monumental. It was regarded by many as the first step to introducing even more women into all professional sports leagues.    Along...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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