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Cardinals forced into new game plan

Cardinals forced into new game plan

TEMPE — The Cardinals didn’t enter the season planning to start a youth movement in the sixth week of the season. They would prefer there not even be a youth moment today when they play Washington at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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No talk of 'window' closing as Cardinals season looms

No talk of 'window' closing as Cardinals season looms

GLENDALE — Looking back, the Arizona Cardinals could cite plenty of reasons for not making the playoffs the past four years.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cardinals offense stuggles in loss to Bengals

GLENDALE — The dressing part is about all the Cardinals starters got right on Sunday night in their last serious dress rehearsal of the preseason.

August 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Cardinals hope to avoid injuries, fine-tune offense

After defensive end Darnell Dockett tore his right ACL in practice Monday, no one would blame Cardinals coach Bruce Arians if he wanted to put bubble wrap around certain players and store them in a safe place until the regular season.

August 23, 2014 4:17 pm

Red-hot Cardinals could finish 11-5 ... and out of playoffs

GLENDALE — By beating the 49ers today, the Cardinals would tie a franchise record for victories in a regular season, 11, something they haven’t accomplished since 1975.

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Cards face daunting task in bid to keep playoff hopes alive

Cards face daunting task in bid to keep playoff hopes alive

SEATTLE — When referring to the 58-0 loss the Cardinals suffered in Seattle in 2012, coach Bruce Arians prefers not to use the pronouns “us” and “we.”

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

Cardinals win in overtime to remain in playoff contention

Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall shakes off Tennessee linebacker Moise Fokou. Mendenhall had 69 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

December 15, 2013 5:17 pm

Cardinals adv

After throwing 13 interceptions and eight TDs in his first seven games,

December 14, 2013 7:22 pm

Cardinals will miss Mathieu, but team fortunate to have options

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, knocking the ball away from Rams tight end Jared Cook, was injured Sunday, and his season has ended.

December 13, 2013 3:56 pm

Cards gamer

GLENDALE — The Cardinals entered Sunday’s game against the Colts with a three-game winning streak that had a mile-long string of “yeah, buts” attached.

November 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Cardinals adv

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson performs well under pressure and overcomes failure because he has moxie, grit, confidence and intelligence, says coach Bruce Arians

November 23, 2013 5:33 pm

NFL Cardinals: Arians enjoying reunion with Colts until it's time to kick off

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians knows what will happen around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when he sees his old friend and boss, Colts coach Chuck Pagano, and the players Arians coached last season in Indianapolis.

November 20, 2013 4:34 pm

Like pulling hair, but a win: Cards beat Jags to stay in playoff hunt

Despite a bad shoulder, Cardinals WR Michael Floyd caught six passes for 193 yards, including this 91-yard TD after running by Jags CB Will Blackmon.

November 17, 2013 6:22 pm

More ‘chunk plays’ could fatten stats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Throughout the off-season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians spoke of his love for the deep pass, the high-flying “chunk” plays that would lift an offense that had been grounded for the previous three seasons.

November 16, 2013 7:04 pm

Cardinals have filled roster by doing 'little things' right

TEMPE — In the process of becoming the Cardinals general manager earlier this year, Steve Keim had long conversations with team president Michael Bidwill, many of which covered obvious topics, such as hiring a coach and draft philosophy.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am

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TEMPE — If it’s true the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, the Cardinals’ defense has done that.

October 26, 2013 4:49 pm

Too many mistakes doom Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO – For the first time since 2011, the Cardinals were close to beating the 49ers. But progress in the NFL doesn’t mean coming close.

October 13, 2013 6:36 pm
Time for Cardinals offense to grow up, show up against Panthers

Time for Cardinals offense to grow up, show up against Panthers

TEMPE — From April through August, Cardinals offensive players were in an accelerated learning program. Formations, plays and concepts were introduced daily in the classroom, and there was a decent chance new information would be thrown at them on the practice field.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

Arizona Cardinals pick right time to rally

Patrick Peterson, center, celebrates one of his two interceptions in the final 3:23 that helped the Arizona Cardinals escape Tampa Bay with a victory.

September 29, 2013 4:56 pm

Cardinals step up in final two minutes to be Lions

GLENDALE — The offensive changes the Cardinals made in the offseason were understandable and overdue. But the ones on defense, a new coordinator and six new starters, suggested the Cardinals were trying to overhaul an engine that was running just fine. It’s too early to judge the wisdom of a…

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It's win-now for Cardinals coach Arians, who has 'no patience' for rebuilding

It's win-now for Cardinals coach Arians, who has 'no patience' for rebuilding

ST. LOUIS — In plotting a path back to the top of the NFC West, the Cardinals know they must go west, through San Francisco, and northwest, through Seattle.

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Arians, Palmer 'tied at the hip' as Cardinals' opener approaches

Carson Palmer followed Bruce Arians at the podium in the Cardinals press room on Wednesday, a difficult trick given that the two are conjoined, according to Arians.

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Rebuiding Cardinals on 2013 chances: 'Who knows?'

Rebuiding Cardinals on 2013 chances: 'Who knows?'

PHOENIX — The Cardinals know better than most how quickly fortunes can turn in the NFL. They’ve gone boom and bust over the past six seasons, discovering that success is difficult to attain and even harder to sustain.

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QB Lindley hoping to capture roster spot in Cardinals' preseason finale

DENVER — It’s usually a good thing when a sixth-round draft pick starts four games and plays in six as an NFL rookie.

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Arizona Cardinals: Cards dump Kolb, bring on ex-Wildcat Cason

Arizona Cardinals: Cards dump Kolb, bring on ex-Wildcat Cason

PHOENIX - Quarterback Kevin Kolb was either set up to fail, or just plain failed. It doesn't matter much now. He's no longer an Arizona Cardinal.

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Arizona Cardinals: Injuries, salary cap figure help end Kolb era in Glendale

Quarterback Kevin Kolb was either set up to fail, or just plain failed. It doesn’t matter much now. He’s no longer a Cardinal.

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Arizona Cardinals: Interviews continue despite Reid reports

The Cardinals continued their search Tuesday for a new coach and general manager, but apparently not at the pace reported by several news outlets.

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NFL: 49ers 27, Cardinals 13: Changes expected for Cards after another failed season

NFL: 49ers 27, Cardinals 13: Changes expected for Cards after another failed season

SAN FRANCISCO - The Cardinals stayed true to themselves on Sunday in the final game of the season, and that's not a good thing for a team that won just one game since September.

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Cardinals: Cards see growth in young players

TEMPE - The Cardinals will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, so 2012 has not been a year of growth for the franchise.

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NFL: Falcons 23, Cardinals 19: New QB, same punchless Cards

NFL: Falcons 23, Cardinals 19: New QB, same punchless Cards

ATLANTA - Another Cardinals football season hurtled closer to the cliff on Sunday, despite the head coach pumping the brakes and turning the wheel.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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NFL: Packers 31, Cardinals 17: Arizona reeks of mistakes again

GREEN BAY, Wis. The visitors' locker room at Lambeau Field was nearly empty when Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald sprayed cologne on himself and in the air before meeting with reporters.

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NFL: Vikings 21, Cardinals 14: Cards sputter in 3rd straight loss

NFL: Vikings 21, Cardinals 14: Cards sputter in 3rd straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS - To hear the Cardinals tell it, each failed offensive play is about the length of this paragraph away from working.

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Arizona Cardinals: Even with latest loss, 4-1 start pretty good

TEMPE - Focusing on the entire picture of a football season can be difficult once you notice the large smudge in the corner. Your eyes lock on that, ignoring the attractiveness of the larger portrait.

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Cardinals (4-0) at Rams (2-2): Quick recovery of body, mind may be key to short-week win

Cardinals (4-0) at Rams (2-2): Quick recovery of body, mind may be key to short-week win

ST. LOUIS - The soreness remains and the bruises haven't completely faded, so there is plenty for the Cardinals and Rams to whine about tonight as both play their second game in five days.

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Dolphins (1-2) at Cardinals (3-0): Not used to favorite role, Cards try to 'stay focused'

Dolphins (1-2) at Cardinals (3-0): Not used to favorite role, Cards try to 'stay focused'

Disrespect has been a close ally of the Arizona Cardinals so far this season, but the two will part ways for the next month or so.

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Defense ready to carry Cards

Defense ready to carry Cards

TEMPE - Given the way the Cardinals offense looked this preseason, their defensive players need to be doing some extra work on their shoulders in the weight room, because they are going to be carrying a heavy load.

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Ground game crucial to success

Through four preseason games, the Arizona Cardinals look bankrupt offensively. They are upside down in their investment at quarterback. The offensive line's bottom line is plummeting. And there is fear that their most valuable asset, receiver Larry Fitzgerald, won't get the ball enough to ke…

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Cardinals: Skelton or Kolb? QB job still up in the air

Cardinals: Skelton or Kolb? QB job still up in the air

FLAGSTAFF - On the surface, it appears the Arizona Cardinals departed Northern Arizona on Tuesday knowing little more about themselves than when they arrived on July 24.

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Left tackle Brown likely lost for season

TEMPE - The Cardinals are searching for a new starting left tackle to replace Levi Brown, who likely will miss the entire season after suffering a torn right triceps tendon during a preseason game Friday night against the Raiders.

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NFL preseason: Saints 17, Cardinals 10: Unlucky Kolb leaves with injury in loss

NFL preseason: Saints 17, Cardinals 10: Unlucky Kolb leaves with injury in loss

CANTON, Ohio - The Cardinals' appearance in the Hall of Fame game Sunday evening was their first here since 1986. And given the way things went, they might want to wait longer than 26 years to return.

August 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Cardinals bolster receiving corps

Cardinals bolster receiving corps

TEMPE - In the face of heavy trade winds, the Cardinals held on to their draft board Thursday night and didn't budge.

April 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Manning spends day visiting Cardinals

TEMPE - In five years in Arizona, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt hasn't played chauffeur to many free agents, but then the team never had a visit from someone who has won four MVP awards and has been chosen to 11 Pro Bowls.

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Cardinals 23, Seahawks 20, OT: Give game ball to Fitzgerald: Second-half snags save Cards

Cardinals 23, Seahawks 20, OT: Give game ball to Fitzgerald: Second-half snags save Cards

The highlights will show the Cardinals beat the Seahawks in overtime Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

January 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona a victory from .500 finish

About the only thing that separates the Cardinals from the Seahawks these days is that one of them practiced in sunny, 70-degree weather to prepare for today's season finale.

January 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

NFL notebook: Cards rookie named to Pro Bowl

If Cardinals cornerback and punt returner Patrick Peterson needs any help finding his way around the Pro Bowl festivities in January, he'll have at least two veteran tour guides.

December 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Cardinals 20, Browns 17, OT: The long road to victory (again)

Cardinals 20, Browns 17, OT: The long road to victory (again)

GLENDALE - The Cardinals took an odd route to their .500 record, arriving late and out of breath. But when they were a broken-down 1-6, when all they had going for them was a dynamic punt returner and prayers, did anyone believe they would get there?

December 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Cards, Skelton want faster start

GLENDALE - Ken Whisenhunt joked this week that he was considering a unique method to prepare John Skelton in case the backup quarterback had to start today against the Cleveland Browns.

December 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Cardinals 21, 49ers 19: Skid against San Francisco ends

Cardinals 21, 49ers 19: Skid against San Francisco ends

GLENDALE - Turns out, all it took for the Cardinals to break a five-game losing streak to the 49ers were three long pass plays, a "fake field goal, red-flag challenge," a superlative defensive performance and a backup quarterback.

December 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Cards out to stop slump vs. 49ers

It's not just that the 49ers have beaten the Cardinals five consecutive times, although that is galling enough for the Cardinals. It's that the 49ers have turned the rivalry into a romp.

December 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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