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Arizona Cardinals Turn to Ryan Lindley as Their Starting Quarterback
December 16th, 2014 at 6:36 AM
In the season of "next man up", the Arizona Cardinals now turn to Ryan Lindley as their starting quarterback with the biggest game of the season looming. ***PHOTO1*** With Drew Stanton (knee) expected to be out for up to four weeks, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has named Lindley as his...

NFL Game Preview: Arizona Cardinals (10-3) at St. Louis Rams (6-7)
December 10th, 2014 at 5:37 AM
The Arizona Cardinals will look to build on their much-needed victory over the Kansas City Chiefs when they travel to their old home town to face the St. Louis Rams on Thursday Night Football. ***PHOTO1*** It's another important game for the 10-3 Red Birds as they try and not only secure a...

Arizona Cardinals Cornerback Antonio Cromartie Hoping to Play Thursday
December 9th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game in St. Louis but is hoping to still be able to suit up and face the Rams in a key NFC West battle. ***PHOTO1*** The three-time Pro Bowler is day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Sunday's win over...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu to Have Thumb Surgery Today
December 3rd, 2014 at 5:10 AM
Another day and some more bad news for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Safety Tyrann Mathieu will undergo surgery on his thumb fracture today and is expected to miss three weeks. He'll have a pin inserted into the injured thumb. The LSU product is expected to play with a cast on his hand when...

Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Expected to Practice Wednesday
December 2nd, 2014 at 6:41 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to look like a M*A*S*H* unit. ***PHOTO1*** The 9-3 Red Birds have lost two straight games and there are injuries galore. First, some good news: wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who has missed the last two games with a left knee sprain, is expected to practice Wednesday and...

Observations from the Arizona Cardinals’ 29-18 Loss to the Atlanta Falcons
December 1st, 2014 at 5:21 AM
There is no other way to slice it - the Arizona Cardinals are in trouble. ***PHOTO1*** Sure, the Red Birds are still 9-3 following their 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons (5-7) yesterday at the Georgia Dome, but their ship has hit the iceberg and is starting to sink. Rapidly. Here are some observations: 1....

Arizona Cardinals Have Found Success Against Atlanta’s Matt Ryan
November 30th, 2014 at 7:08 AM
Don't be surprised if Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a sleepless night last night while preparing to play the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals this afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** The numbers don't lie - in his last two starts against the Red Birds, "Matty Ice" has tossed NINE interceptions. Yes, you read that correctly. So why...

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...