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Seven unheralded NFL players set to make impacts Championship Sunday

While all the focus surrounding the four teams remaining in the playoffs seems to be on the quarterbacks and other top-end stars, little-known players will make huge impacts come this weekend.There's a reason these four teams are left standing. They do boast star power and great coaching staffs. That can't be denied.However, they are among the deepest teams in the NFL. When a starter...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top seven matchups in the NFL Conference Championships

Conference Championship Sunday is nearly upon us. It boasts another battle between two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks with yet another spot in the Super Bowl up for grabs.In the NFC, the up-and-coming Carolina Panthers take on an Arizona Cardinals squad that's been building for this moment over the past several years.While the focus will undoubtedly be on the quarterbacks this...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

10 unheralded NFL players set to make major impacts in Week 16

This week provides us with a ton of huge games around the NFL. With so many matchups slated to play important roles in the playoff race, there are a ton of unheralded players who could act the part of heroes for their respective teams.From a New York Jets safety who was burned big time by Rob Gronkowski earlier in the season to an up-and-coming Washington Redskins tackle prepared...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals-49ers Preview

The Arizona Cardinals tormented Colin Kaepernick in one of the most decisive victories in franchise history earlier this season but will have to pick on a different San Francisco 49ers quarterback Sunday. While that defense takes on Blaine Gabbert, Carson Palmer seeks a single-season franchise record for touchdown passes in the Cardinals' pursuit of a fifth consecutive win and...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former LSU Stars In NFL Lose Bet, Forced To Wear Alabama Gear

Just over one week ago, the college football world watched as the Alabama Crimson Tide put in work and dominated their SEC West foes, the LSU Tigers. It was a game that changed the landscape of the college football world, as the Tide reestablished themselves as maybe the best team in the game while the Tigers are reeling, suffering their second straight loss this past yesterday....
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals put up big stats, but how good are they?

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals are putting up impressive statistics.With big-play options galore, they lead the NFL in scoring and touchdowns.Their offense is ranked No. 3 in the league, their defense No. 4.Yet just how good coach Bruce Arians' team is remains to be seen. No team the Cardinals have beaten had a winning record heading into Arizona's bye week. And the schedule...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals put up big stats, but how good are they?

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals are putting up impressive statistics. With big-play options galore, they lead the NFL in scoring and touchdowns. Their offense is ranked No. 3 in the league, their defense No. 4. Yet just how good coach Bruce Arians' team is remains to be seen. No team the Cardinals have beaten had a winning record heading into Arizona's bye week. And the schedule...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Film Room: Mental mistakes plague Browns in second half versus Cardinals

The Cleveland Browns lost their sixth game of the season, losing 34-20 to the Arizona Cardinals. The Browns played a game of two halves, building a 20-10 lead in the first and being outscored 24-0 in the second. What went wrong that changed the Browns’ fortunes? A lot of the problems resulted from mental mistakes, while some came from the Browns simply being beaten one on one...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC West Division Notebook: Midseason Awards

The Arizona Cardinals are the leaders in the NFC West clubhouse at the midpoint of the regular season as they pursue their first division title since 2009.The Cardinals were in a similar position a year ago before they were derailed by injuries and overtaken by the Seattle Seahawks, who have overcome a wobbly start and are hoping to make another late-season charge. The St. Louis...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals emerged from dark first half vs. Browns

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians downplays the magnitude of his halftime "talk" to his players in Cleveland. "It wasn't even close to when I was young," he said. Whatever he said, it worked. In the second half, Arians said on Monday, the team "played as good as we've played all season." After falling trailing 20-10 at the half on Sunday, the Cardinals outscored...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rashad Johnson continuing to hone pickoff move for Cardinals

Rashad Johnson is not the most high-profile member of the Arizona Cardinals' secondary, but he continues to turn in some of the unit's more noteworthy plays.The seventh-year safety was in the right spot again in Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns, intercepting a pass in the end zone with the Cardinals clinging to a four-point lead. The pick came right after Arizona...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' secondary a tight, talented bunch

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If the Arizona Cardinals don't have the best secondary seven weeks into the NFL season, it's certainly the most opportunistic.This "No Fly Zone" leads the league with 12 interceptions, and the defense overall ranks fourth in the NFL.It's an aggressive bunch, with a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and there's an obvious chemistry to the unit,...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' secondary a tight, talented bunch

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If the Arizona Cardinals don't have the best secondary seven weeks into the NFL season, it's certainly the most opportunistic. This "No Fly Zone" leads the league with 12 interceptions, and the defense overall ranks fourth in the NFL. It's an aggressive bunch, with a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and there's an obvious chemistry to the unit...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Points: Cardinals at Browns

The Arizona Cardinals head back east on a short week to take on their third straight opponent from the AFC North this Sunday in Cleveland.The Cardinals (5-2) are coming off a 26-18 home win on Monday night over the Baltimore Ravens. The week prior they were in Pittsburgh, where they dropped a 25-13 decision to third-string quarterback Landry Jones and the Steelers.The Browns (2-5...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals 'SECondary' a tight, talented bunch

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) If the Arizona Cardinals don't have the best secondary seven weeks into the NFL season, it's certainly the most opportunistic. This ''No Fly Zone'' leads the league with 12 interceptions, and the defense overall ranks fourth in the NFL. It's an aggressive bunch, with a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and there's an obvious chemistry to the...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Cardinals vs. Steelers

 To understand what can be expected for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ home game against Arizona on Sunday, five questions were asked of someone very familiar with all things Cardinals:1. Chris Johnson is having a very strong year, but Andre Ellington is healthy again. It also seems like there’s a lot of hype for rookie David Johnson.  What are their roles in the offense?Alex: David...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals roll into W. Virginia to prepare for Steelers

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) 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...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos' Ware fined for hit on Alex Smith in Week 2

Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware and Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson each have been fined $17,363 by the NFL for infractions during last week's games. The league said Friday that Ware was fined for roughing the passer, hitting Kansas City's Alex Smith low on Sept. 17. Johnson was docked for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Arizona's victory last Sunday at Chicago. Johnson...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ware, Rashad Johnson hit with hefty NFL fines

Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware and Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson each have been fined $17,363 by the NFL for infractions during last week's games. The league said Friday that Ware was fined for roughing the passer, hitting Kansas City's Alex Smith low on Sept. 17. Johnson was docked for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Arizona's victory last Sunday at Chicago. Johnson...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

With or without Ellington, Cardinals look to run on Bears

It's been a long time since the Arizona Cardinals have had a consistent running game, and though feature back Andre Ellington may not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, coach Bruce Arians is confident his team can keep that momentum going. Arizona rushed for 120 yards in its season-opening 31-19 victory over New Orleans, averaging 4.8 yards in the process. While it's only a one...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Bears Preview

It's been a long time since the Arizona Cardinals have had a consistent running game, and though feature back Andre Ellington may not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, coach Bruce Arians is confident his team can keep that momentum going. Arizona rushed for 120 yards in its season-opening 31-19 victory over New Orleans, averaging 4.8 yards in the process. While it's only a one...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ellington has sprained knee; Arians won't rule out RB

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington has a sprained right knee, an injury that's less serious than initially feared. "He has a mild sprain PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)," coach Bruce Arians said. "There's no timetable. It could be a week, could be three weeks. He's a tough guy, we know that, played last year with a lot worse." Arians wouldn't rule Ellington...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New Cardinals' coordinator Bettcher faces tough opening test

TEMPE, Ariz. -- James Bettcher is no stranger to the NFL, now in his fourth season as an assistant coach. But Bettcher is new this season as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator, and his first test in that role comes Sunday when the Cardinals host Drew Brees and the prolific New Orleans Saints offense. Bettcher is tasked with guiding a defense that finished fifth in the NFL...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New Cardinals' coordinator Bettcher faces tough opening test

TEMPE, Ariz. -- James Bettcher is no stranger to the NFL, now in his fourth season as an assistant coach. But Bettcher is new this season as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator, and his first test in that role comes Sunday when the Cardinals host Drew Brees and the prolific New Orleans Saints offense. Bettcher is tasked with guiding a defense that finished fifth in the NFL...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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