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Taking a Look Back at the 2013 Arizona Cardinals’ Statistical Leaders
February 15th, 2014 at 5:29 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana starts next week. Now is an excellent time to reflect back on a superb 2013 NFL campaign. It certainly was an interesting season for the Arizona Cardinals. The Red Birds finished at 10-6 in the NFC West, which was a five-game improvement from 2012. That...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Andre Ellington
February 12th, 2014 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***With the NFL Scouting Combine coming up next week, it's time to reflect back on the Arizona Cardinals' draft last year. Today: Andre Ellington. Simply said, Ellington may have been the steal of the 2013 NFL Draft. The University of Clemson product was selected in the sixth round of the draft by the Red...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Stepfan Taylor
February 11th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
***PHOTO1***With the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis just around the corner, it's time to look back at the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 NFL Draft. The 10-6 Red Birds selected running back Stepfan Taylor of Stanford in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft (140th overall pick). The University of Stanford product had 36 carries...

Six Arizona Cardinals Honored by Pro Football Focus
January 29th, 2014 at 5:23 AM
***PHOTO1***The awards keep on coming for the 10-6 Arizona Cardinals of 2013. Six Arizona Cardinals players have been named to the PFF All-NFC West team - Calais Campbell, Karlos Dansby, Patrick Peterson, Michael Floyd, Justin Bethel and rookie Andre Ellington. Larry Fitzgerald was not named. Interesting. Ellington had a superb rookie season, leading the...

NFC and AFC Championship Game Predictions
January 18th, 2014 at 7:11 AM
***PHOTO1***The four best teams in the NFL have made their way to their respective championship games on Sunday. It should be a great day of football as two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks battle in the AFC Championship in Denver while two of the most dynamic young signal-callers face off...

Arizona Cardinals Player Analysis: Andre Ellington
January 16th, 2014 at 5:15 AM
***PHOTO1***Andre Ellington may have been the steal of the 2013 NFL Draft. The University of Clemson product was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft  by the Arizona Cardinals and had an excellent rookie season. Ellington led the NFL with a 5.5 yards per carry average and added...

Arizona Cardinals Player Analysis: Stepfan Taylor
January 15th, 2014 at 4:59 AM
***PHOTO1***They still like his potential. The 10-6 Arizona Cardinals selected running back Stepfan Taylor of Stanford in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft (140th overall pick). The University of Stanford product had 36 carries for 115 yards and added eight receptions for 71 yards during his rookie season . Let's take an updated...

2013 Arizona Cardinals: Offense Report Card
January 8th, 2014 at 5:28 AM
***PHOTO1***It's time to review and reflect on the 10-6 season of the 2013 Arizona Cardinals. Let's take a look at the report card on the offensive side of the ball for the Red Birds: Grade: C + The Cardinals ranked right in the middle of the pack in the NFL, averaging 23.7 points...

Arizona Cardinals Edge Seattle Seahawks, 17-10; Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
December 22nd, 2013 at 6:08 PM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals have kept their playoff hopes alive in dramatic fashion. Carson Palmer fired a 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Floyd with 2:13 remaining in the fourth quarter to boost the Red Birds to a dramatic 17-10 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon before a stunned crowd at CenturyLink...

Arizona Cardinals’ Andre Ellington Turning Heads Around the NFL
December 20th, 2013 at 5:14 AM
***PHOTO1***It's been a special rookie season for Andre Ellington so far. The Arizona Cardinals' running back leads the NFL with a 5.9 yards per rush average on 94 carries. He's turning heads around the NFL with his speed, acceleration and big-play ability. Not bad for a sixth round pick. Let's take an...

Arizona Cardinals Injury Updates: Andre Ellington, Larry Fitzgerald
December 19th, 2013 at 5:05 AM
***PHOTO1***As the 9-5 Arizona Cardinals prepare for a huge NFC West divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle Sunday, here are a pair of important injury updates: Andre Ellington - The rookie halfback, who leads the league in rushing yards per attempt,  is currently dealing with a thigh bruise that...

Arizona Cardinals Beat Tennessee Titans, 37-34 in Overtime
December 15th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
***PHOTO1***The cardiac Cards were back at it again. Jay Feely booted a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Arizona Cardinals to a thrilling 37-34 victory over the Tennessee Titans this afternoon at chilly LP Field in Nashville. The Red Birds blew a 17-point fourth quarter lead but hung on...

Music City Matchup: Cardinals at Titans Preview
December 14th, 2013 at 5:04 AM
It's time for the Music City matchup. The Arizona Cardinals travel to LP Field in Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. This is a huge game for the Red Birds as they try and keep their playoff hopes alive. Let's take a look at their matchup: ***PHOTO1*** Tennessee (5-8) The Titans,...

Arizona Cardinals’ Andre Ellington Hoping to Play Vs. Rams
December 5th, 2013 at 6:39 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was sorely missed last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hopefully that won't be the case this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. The dynamic rookie halfback is recovering from a sore knee and is hopeful of playing in the key divisional clash against the Rams. At...

Arizona Cardinals React to Disappointing Loss to Philadelphia
December 3rd, 2013 at 6:38 AM
***PHOTO1***Time will tell how crucial yesterday's 24-21 loss to Philadelphia will be to the Arizona Cardinals moving forward. When you're in the NFC playoff chase, every loss is critical. Every big play is magnified. Every game is ultra-important. Sunday's loss dropped the Cards to 7-5. Sure, this was not a crippling loss...

Andre Ellington Making Quite an Impact for Arizona Cardinals
November 30th, 2013 at 11:42 PM
***PHOTO1***Despite the possibility that Andre Ellington of the Arizona Cardinals may not play in today's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a sore knee (he is questionable), the rookie halfback has had quite an initial campaign in the NFL. The University of Clemson product leads the NFL with a 6.0 yards...

Arizona Cardinals Predictions for Final Five Games of Season
November 27th, 2013 at 6:25 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals are 7-4 and battling for a NFC playoff berth. They're red hot and no team in the league wants to face the Red Birds right now. Here are some predictions for their remaining five contests of this wild 2013 campaign: Dec. 1 at Philadelphia - Karlos Dansby and...

Arizona Cardinals Report Card Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
November 18th, 2013 at 5:15 AM
***PHOTO1***The report card is in for the 6-4 Arizona Cardinals following their 27-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday. Let's take a look: Offense: B - Good and bad here. The good - Carson Palmer threw for 419 yards and two touchdowns. The 419 yards were a season-high and he also did...

Arizona Cardinals’ Offense Becoming More Balanced Lately
November 15th, 2013 at 5:05 AM
***PHOTO1***Balance in the NFL is a good thing. The Arizona Cardinals are winning football games lately because of their improved running game and defensive prowess. Quarterback Carson Palmer is throwing the ball less and less and the Red Birds have improved because of it. "When you have to throw it 45...

Arizona Cardinals Running Back Profile: Stepfan Taylor
November 13th, 2013 at 5:03 AM
***PHOTO1***The 5-4 Arizona Cardinals selected running back Stepfan Taylor of Stanford in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft (140th overall pick). Taylor has seen more playing time lately. In fact, he's had 16 of his 19 carries in the last two games. Although he's currently listed behind Rashard Mendenhall and...