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.
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson performs well under pressure and overcomes failure because he has moxie, grit, confidence and intelligence, says coach Bruce Arians
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.
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.
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.
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.
TEMPE — If it’s true the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, the Cardinals’ defense has done that.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
DENVER — It’s usually a good thing when a sixth-round draft pick starts four games and plays in six as an NFL rookie.
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.
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.
The Cardinals continued their search Tuesday for a new coach and general manager, but apparently not at the pace reported by several news outlets.
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.
TEMPE - The Cardinals will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, so 2012 has not been a year of growth for the franchise.
ATLANTA - Another Cardinals football season hurtled closer to the cliff on Sunday, despite the head coach pumping the brakes and turning the wheel.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS - To hear the Cardinals tell it, each failed offensive play is about the length of this paragraph away from working.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
TEMPE - In the face of heavy trade winds, the Cardinals held on to their draft board Thursday night and didn't budge.
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.
The highlights will show the Cardinals beat the Seahawks in
overtime Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
GLENDALE - The Cardinals continued their unpredictable climb to
respectability on Sunday through a method that's becoming a cliché:
beating the Cowboys in the final seconds or overtime at University
of Phoenix Stadium.
With no off-season work and a new quarterback, the Cardinals
expected it would take time for their offense to develop.
GLENDALE - Defensive improvement is the main reason the
Cardinals have won three of the past four games, but they faced
just one explosive offense during that time.
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was leaving his
postgame news conference Sunday when someone pointed out that his
red challenge flag was poking out of the bottom of a pants leg.
ST. LOUIS - Losses chip away at the goals and aspirations of a
football team. Endure enough of them and by Thanksgiving it's hard
to see what is left to provide motivation.
SAN FRANCISCO - Some football games produce enough meat for a
week's worth of slicing, dicing and digesting.
SAN FRANCISCO - Cardinals starting nose tackle Dan Williams
played 10 or so more snaps of NFL football last week than you or I,
and the extra rest might come in handy today.
Before each game, coaches meet separately with the referee to
discuss any possible issues that might arise. On Sunday, Ken
Whisenhunt likely will bring up the controversial shift the 49ers
have employed this season.
PHILADELPHIA - For the past 14 months or so, the Cardinals have
traveled about as well as a 14-month-old. They spit up 11
consecutive road losses in that time, often making such a mess of
things that it made onlookers gag.
PHILADELPHIA - Forgive Cardinals and Eagles fans if they can't
remember why they had Sunday circled on the calendar. The
importance of the game between their teams has diminished
considerably in the 3 1/2 months since the Sharpies were used.