You can’t lose as badly as the Cardinals did without having enough blame to go around. But given his stat line, the visibility of his position, and the questions throughout his career arc that this season was supposed to shake, this will be remembered as Carson Palmer’s personal meltdown.
The Seahawks could not have possibly had a worse start to their divisional-round loss to the Panthers last week, throwing two picks and allowing two defensive touchdowns and falling behind 21-0 in the first 15 minutes. And, at least to some extent, Pete Carroll blamed the grass.
Remember those Aaron Rodgers heroics from a few minutes ago, how he threw for a first down on fourth-and-20 and then found the end zone on the final play of regulation to force overtime? Yeah, he never touched the football again as Carson Palmer found Larry Fitzgerald a few times—the last on a goal-line shovel…
With a dodgy offensive line and an unreliable running game, the Packers haven’t been as strong as usual this year, but the Cardinals made them look like a fourth-place team on Sunday. Arizona pasted Green Bay in a 38-8 win that revealed why Bruce Arians’s team is so scary: Their depth chart is stacked.
This is what happens when you try, Eddie Lacy. Never try.
If you believe in moral victories, the young, upswinging Vikings hung tough with one of the NFL’s best teams, were thisclose to tying the game in the final seconds, and QB Teddy Bridgewater bounced back to have one of his sharper games as pro. If you believe in crushing losses, the Vikings were solidly in field goal…
Sunday’s Cardinals-49ers game was a disaster for the officials, one that stood out even against the backdrop of an especially woeful season for the zebras. How bad was it? The crew responsible has been demoted from primetime.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer ran for the game-winning score in Sunday’s game against the 49ers, which was his first rushing touchdown since 2012, so the old man tried one of those celebrations that all the cool players do. He put too much behind his spike, and fell over.
It’s a bit of a shame that a fun, close game between two of the league’s best teams came down to a crucial and obscure penalty, but there’s nothing to be done: it was almost certainly the correct call, and despite the Bengals’ protestations that it was “ridiculous,” they got caught.
While a new piece of Peyton Manning falls onto the field every week, another aging quarterback with an injury history is having his Kurt Warner period. Carson Palmer didn’t have the cleanest game Sunday against the Seahawks—with two of his three turnovers resulting in touchdowns—but he did come away with the win, and…
Tonight’s Sunday Night Football game on NBC came to a terrible halt tonight as Arizona’s three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mike Iupati left the field in an ambulance after taking a hit to the head during a routine blocking play.
Arizona wide receiver John Brown was questionable with a bum hamstring before he was declared active for yesterday’s game, a 34-20 win in Cleveland, but spent the game a-mouldering on the sideline. Who knows why he didn’t play? Bruce Arians spoke about discovering and developing his WR depth and displaying offensive…
After a few breaks went their way, the Ravens found themsleves eight points down with 76 yards to go and 1:53 left, with no timeouts. A tough task under the smoothest of circumstances—and even tougher when the Ravens’ sideline lost communication with the huddle.
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The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter as a “training camp/preseason intern coaching inside linebackers,” making her the first female coach in NFL history. Welter, who played 14 seasons of professional football and was on the staff of the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League before Cardinals head coach…
Cardinals safety Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu teamed up with PETA to make this video showing the effects on a healthy adult of sitting in a car on a hot day. It was 90 degrees outside, and within eight minutes it was 120 degrees inside. If Mathieu couldn’t make it just eight minutes without getting violently ill,…
Larry Fitzgerald's Cardinals career could come to an end if Arizona loses to Carolina this weekend, according to a report from Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona. Fitzgerald's large contract and his unwillingness to restructure could make him a cap casualty in the offseason.
This whole thing may be purely academic; the Cardinals are zeroing in on a road wild-card game, and Drew Stanton will probably be back by then. But, for the NFL completists out there: the third-stringer appears to have regained the inside track from the fourth-stringer for a likely-meaningless Week 17.