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Sack Happy Defense not Enough in Arizona Cardinals’ Loss to Seattle
November 25th, 2014 at 5:23 AM
Seven sacks. Usually if your football team records seven sacks in a game, you walk away victorious. Tell that to the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Despite a season-high seven sacks and relentless pressure on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the Red Birds still left Century Link Field with a frustrating 19-3 loss to the...

Drew Stanton Leads Arizona Cardinals Past St. Louis Rams, 31-14; Carson Palmer Hurt
November 9th, 2014 at 6:37 PM
Backup quarterback Drew Stanton, filling in for the injured Carson Palmer, fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to rookie John Brown with 7:40 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Arizona Cardinals ahead for good in their 31-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams this afternoon at University of Phoenix...

Arizona Cardinals Look to Continue Winning Ways Against St. Louis Rams
November 8th, 2014 at 7:50 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have soared to the top of the perch in the NFL with a 7-1 record, the best in the league. ***PHOTO1*** So what will the second half of the 2014 campaign bring? The Red Birds begin their journey to a hopeful top seed in the NFC playoffs when they...

Taking a Look at the Arizona Cardinals’ Schedule the Rest of the Way
November 5th, 2014 at 5:36 AM
If the 2014 NFL season ended today, the Arizona Cardinals would be the top seed in the NFC with their stellar 7-1 record. ***PHOTO1*** However, as we all know, there are still eight games to go in the regular season and five of the eight contests are against NFC West opponents. It won't...

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson Returns to Practice; May Play Sunday VS. Dallas
October 31st, 2014 at 5:12 AM
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has returned to practice and is hopeful of being cleared to play in Sunday's showdown in Dallas against the 6-2 Cowboys. ***PHOTO1*** Peterson suffered a concussion in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona's 24-20 triumph last Sunday and needs to clear NFL...

Ed Stinson Boosting Arizona Cardinals’ Solid Defensive Unit
October 29th, 2014 at 1:11 PM
One of the reasons the Arizona Cardinals are 6-1 this season is the solid play of their blitz happy defense. While they've not been spectacular, they have been a steady presence. ***PHOTO1*** Rookie Ed Stinson has contributed to that steady pressure as a defensive end. The Homestead, FL native has recorded seven...

Arizona Cardinals Hope Calais Campbell Can Play Sunday Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:49 PM
The Arizona Cardinals have a huge game on Sunday in Glendale against the Philadelphia Eagles, and they'd like to have Calais Campbell back in their lineup. ***PHOTO1*** The defensive end is recovering from a strained right MCL that he suffered on Oct. 5 against the Denver Broncos. Campbell will need to participate...

Kareem Martin Aiding Arizona Cardinals’ Defensive Corps
October 23rd, 2014 at 5:26 AM
The Arizona Cardinals like what they see in rookie defensive end Kareem Martin so far. ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina product has a world of potential and should bolster Arizona's pass rush as the 2014 regular season moves along. The talent is apparent, but he needs some more seasoning, much like...

Time on the Playing Field Increasing for Arizona Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon
October 17th, 2014 at 6:35 AM
The Arizona Cardinals drafted Deone Bucannon as a safety in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** Although he's listed as a strong safety, the Washington State product has been playing more as an inside linebacker or "dollar" linebacker where he can blitz and also help with run support. Bucannon...

Arizona Cardinals’ Calais Campbell Feels Knee is Getting Better
October 10th, 2014 at 5:18 AM
The Arizona Cardinals will certainly miss defensive end Calais Campbell on Sunday when they host the Washington Redskins at University of Phoenix Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** Campbell suffered a strained right MCL injury when he was chop blocked by Denver's Julius Thomas in Arizona's 41-20 loss to the Broncos last Sunday. He is expected...

Kareem Martin Has Expanded Role Now with Arizona Cardinals
October 9th, 2014 at 5:07 AM
With Darnell Dockett lost for the season, rookie Kareem Martin has a more expanded role now with the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The 3-1 Red Birds drafted the defensive end in the third round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards helping their pass rush. Martin has five tackles and one...

Arizona Cardinals Make Important Roster Moves
October 8th, 2014 at 5:20 AM
The 3-1 Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy on the injured reserve-designated to return list due to a knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Wisconsin product is a starting linebacker and one of the keys to Arizona's excellent run defense. Shaughnessy must miss a minimum of six weeks of practice...

Takeaways from Arizona Cardinals’ Loss to Denver Broncos
October 7th, 2014 at 5:07 AM
The Arizona Cardinals dropped their first game of the 2014 NFL season Sunday, 41-20, to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look at some takeaways from that game: 1. M*A*S*H* unit: The injuries continue to pile up for the Red Birds. Quarterback Drew...

Arizona Cardinals Fall to Denver Broncos; Stanton, Campbell, Peterson Hurt
October 6th, 2014 at 4:51 AM
The Arizona Cardinals lost more than just a football game yesterday. ***PHOTO1*** Not only did the Red Birds drop a 41-20 decision to the Denver Broncos yesterday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, they also lost starting quarterback Drew Stanton, defensive end Calais Campbell, and cornerback Patrick Peterson...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Linebacker Desmond Bishop, WR Jalen Saunders
October 3rd, 2014 at 6:08 AM
As the Arizona Cardinals prepare for their battle with the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Red Birds signed a pair of players - linebacker Desmond Bishop and wide receiver Jalen Saunders. ***PHOTO1*** Bishop was cut by the Cards at the end of preseason and was ready to work out for the Miami...

2014 Arizona Cardinals Defensive Rookie Profile: Ed Stinson
September 30th, 2014 at 5:30 AM
Rookie Ed Stinson may have just one tackle so far this season for the Arizona Cardinals but he's still an important part of their future plans. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds drafted Stinson from the University of Alabama in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music...

Arizona Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon Has a Bright Future in the NFL
September 28th, 2014 at 6:25 AM
Safety Deone Bucannon has already had an impact in his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington State product has been a strong presence in the secondary for the 3-0 Red Birds this season. Bucannon also ranks fifth on the team with 13 tackles. He helps form one of the...

NFL Rookie Profile: Arizona Cardinals’ Kareem Martin
September 24th, 2014 at 4:59 AM
Kareem Martin seems to have a bright future in the desert. ***PHOTO1*** The 3-0 Arizona Cardinals drafted the defensive end in the third round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards helping their pass rush. The University of North Carolina product has a world of potential and should bolster Arizona's pass...

Arizona Cardinals’ John Abraham Going Through Concussion Protocol
September 18th, 2014 at 5:39 AM
Linebacker John Abraham is the NFL's active leader in sacks with 133.5. The Arizona Cardinals could certainly use him against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However Abraham is not quite there yet. ***PHOTO1*** The 36-year-old Abraham is ready to rejoin his team, but first he must pass concussion protocol. Arizona Cardinals head...

Arizona Cardinals Have a Good One in Strong Safety Deone Bucannon
September 16th, 2014 at 4:47 AM
Deone Bucannon has had a strong start to his NFL career. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals selected the strong safety with their first round draft pick (27th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Washington State product has 11 tackles in his first two NFL games to help lift the Red Birds to...