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Arizona Cardinals Commence Super Bowl 50 Quest Vs. Green Bay Packers
January 15th, 2016 at 2:24 PM
Is this their time? ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals commence their quest to advance to Super Bowl 50 by hosting the Green Bay Packers tomorrow in a NFC Divisional Round contest at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The Red Birds are listed as seven-point favorites. Arizona dominated Green Bay, 38-8 on Dec. 27. How...

Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu Named First-Team NFL All-Pros
January 11th, 2016 at 4:57 AM
It's been a remarkable season so far for the Arizona Cardinals and it's become even more remarkable for two iconic performers in Arizona's defensive secondary. ***PHOTO1*** Both players - Patrick Peterson at cornerback and Tyrann Mathieu at safety - have been named First-Team NFL All-Pros. It was the first selection for the...

Arizona Cardinals Looking for Late Game Magic This Season
October 22nd, 2015 at 5:08 AM
During the 2014 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals won four games after trailing in the fourth quarter. Of their 11 wins last year, seven came when they trailed in the second half. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds aren't exactly the comeback kids so far in 2015, that's for sure. In both of their losses...

Tyrann Mathieu Rated Top Cornerback – Even Though He’s a Safety
October 17th, 2015 at 7:31 AM
The Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu is rated as the top cornerback in the NFL even though he is listed as a safety. Huh? ***PHOTO1*** According to the Pro Football Focus rankings, the "Honey Badger" leads all corners with an overall ranking of 10.5. However, here’s the thing: Mathieu isn’t a cornerback. He’s listed...

Arizona Cardinals Report Card Vs. Detroit Lions in Week Five
October 13th, 2015 at 5:09 AM
The Arizona Cardinals had one of their finest performances of the season on Sunday as they soared past the Detroit Lions, 42-17 at Ford Field in Detroit. Needless to say, their report card is pretty sparkling. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look: OFFENSE: A Where do we start? How about quarterback Carson Palmer, who completed...

Arizona Cardinals Roll Past Detroit Lions, 42-17
October 12th, 2015 at 5:48 AM
Wow, what a performance. The Arizona Cardinals continue to play like one of the best teams in the NFL. ***PHOTO1*** In a non-competitive contest, Carson Palmer threw three touchdown passes and the Red Birds forced six Detroit turnovers as Arizona crushed the hapless Lions, 42-17 yesterday afternoon at quiet Ford Field. The victory lifted...

Tyrann Mathieu Showcasing Immense Talent for Arizona Cardinals
September 30th, 2015 at 5:06 AM
It didn't take long for Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu to make a huge impact in his team's 47-7 rout of the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** The LSU product picked off a Colin Kaepernick pass and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown to give the Red Birds an early...

Coaching May Be in Future for Arizona Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson
July 17th, 2015 at 4:39 AM
As a veteran free safety in the National Football League, Rashad Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals is like a coach on the gridiron. ***PHOTO1*** The University of Alabama product is not shy about making sure his teammates are positioned properly in the defensive backfield. He'll call out defensive signals. Johnson will be...

Defensive Coordinator James Bettcher Off to a Good Start with Arizona Cardinals
July 1st, 2015 at 5:23 AM
If all goes well, the Arizona Cardinals' defensive unit should not miss a beat in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** New defensive coordinator James Bettcher would be one of the main reasons why. Replacing Todd Bowles as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator is not an easy task indeed. However, Bettcher seems to be more than up...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Appears Healthy Heading into 2015 NFL Season
June 24th, 2015 at 4:59 AM
A healthy and happy Tyrann Mathieu should be a very productive player for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015. The Red Birds need him to be. ***PHOTO1*** The third-year safety has had enough of various injuries in his first two seasons in the NFL. Now it's time to stay healthy and hopefully lead the...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu Happy to Be Healthy Again
May 27th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu has had enough of various injuries in his first two seasons in the NFL. Now it's time to stay healthy and hopefully lead the Red Birds to the Super Bowl. ***PHOTO1*** The "Honey Badger" suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14 of his rookie year against...

So Far, So Good for New Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator
May 25th, 2015 at 5:56 AM
Replacing Todd Bowles as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator is not an easy task indeed. However, new Red Birds DC James Bettcher seems to be more than up to the task so far. ***PHOTO1*** Just ask third-year safety Tyrann Mathieu. "He’s very intelligent,” Mathieu enthused via espn.com. “I think the biggest thing is...

Arizona Cardinals Set Their Top 130 College Players as NFL Draft Nears
April 24th, 2015 at 5:00 AM
With the 2015 NFL Draft less than a week away, the Arizona Cardinals have their draft board set with their top 130 college football players. Let the draft begin. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds normally have 120 players on their board but added 10 more this year. They'll have eight picks overall, including...

Arizona Cardinals Getting Healthier as NFL Draft and OTA’s Approach
April 20th, 2015 at 5:09 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to get healthier as the 2015 NFL Draft and organized team activities (OTA's) quickly approach. ***PHOTO1*** The voluntary strength and conditioning program for the Red Birds commences today, and many of the players are expected to return for daily work. The on-field, Phase II portion of the...

Arizona Cardinals Have a Real Winner in Deone Bucannon
March 6th, 2015 at 4:49 AM
When all is said and done, one of the best selections the Arizona Cardinals have made in the NFL Draft recently could be Deone Bucannon. ***PHOTO1*** The talented strong safety was picked in the first round (27th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft and his outstanding performance in his rookie year helped...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Expected to Return Sunday Against Seattle Seahawks
December 17th, 2014 at 6:34 AM
After missing the last two games with a broken left thumb, Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is expected to return to the field on Sunday night when the Red Birds battle the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. ***PHOTO1*** The LSU product practiced on Monday with a cast sheltering...

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...

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...

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...