Arizona Cardinals

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium | Coach: Bruce Arians
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense12th96.2 (23rd)250.1 (11th)
Defense5th84.4 (2nd)233.0 (14th)

Schedule

Sun Sep 8
L 27 - 24at STL
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Sun Sep 15
W 25 - 21DET
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Sun Sep 22
L 31 - 7at NO
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Sun Sep 29
W 13 - 10at TB
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Sun Oct 6
W 22 - 6CAR
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Sun Oct 13
L 32 - 20at SF
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Thu Oct 17
L 34 - 22SEA
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Sun Oct 27
W 27 - 13ATL
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Sun Nov 10
W 27 - 24HOU
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Sun Nov 17
W 27 - 14at JAC
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Sun Nov 24
W 40 - 11IND
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Sun Dec 1
L 24 - 21at PHI
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Sun Dec 8
W 30 - 10STL
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Sun Dec 15
W 37 - 34at TEN
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Sun Dec 22
W 17 - 10at SEA
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Sun Dec 29
L 23 - 20SF
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Standings

NFC
South
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Carolina9-3-012-4-0
New Orleans9-3-011-5-0
Atlanta3-9-04-12-0
Tampa Bay2-10-04-12-0
NFC
North
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Green Bay6-5-18-7-1
Chicago4-8-08-8-0
Detroit6-6-07-9-0
Minnesota4-7-15-10-1
NFC
West
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Seattle10-2-013-3-0
San Francisco9-3-012-4-0
Arizona6-6-010-6-0
St. Louis4-8-07-9-0
NFC
East
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Philadelphia9-3-010-6-0
Dallas7-5-08-8-0
New York6-6-07-9-0
Washington1-11-03-13-0
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Carson Palmer OK if Cardinals draft quarterback
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer would be OK if the team drafted a quarterback in the NFL Draft, reports the team's official website.

Palmer, 34, said if the team drafts a quarterback it would make sense.

"If you are in a position to draft the best player on your board, and that's the best position to be in as an organization, and (a quarterback) is the best player on the board, you are not only making your team better by creating competition but you are helping out the future," Palmer said. "I know I'm not going to play forever. It’s hard for us players to admit that. The older you get the harder it is to admit it. You don't see it happening. You still feel good, you still feel confident, you still feel healthy. But that's the reality. That's the business. It doesn't matter how you feel about it, whether it irks you or you don't care. That’s the game."

Palmer is coming off a solid season in 2013. He threw for a career-high 4,274 yards with 24 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

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Addition of Ted Ginn should help Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin believes that the addition of receiver Ted Ginn will only help the prospects for Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd to have big seasons in 2014

"[I]t's going to help the overall passing game a lot from a play-action standpoint and a drop-back standpoint," Goodwin said of Ginn's arrival per the Arizona Republic. "It's going to help Larry (Fitzgerald) and Michael (Floyd)."

The thinking is that Ginn will attract enough coverage to keep extra defenders from playing tight on Fitzgerald and Floyd. Without a third receiver boasting speed like Ginn, Fitzgerald had 954 yards and 10 touchdowns while Floyd posted 1,041 yards and five touchdowns. 

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Cards offensive coordinator excited about O-line
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The addition of Jared Veldheer and the return of left guard Jonathan Cooper should make life easier for the Cardinals when they game plan versus opponents this season. Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin admits that the right side of the line will involve a competition but overall he anticipates a huge jump in efficiency for the front five

" ... [T]he world knows we're looking to put the right side together. There is going to be great competition between Paul Fanaika and Ted Larsen and Earl (Watford)," Goodwin told the Arizona Republic. "Then you have Bobby (Massie), Bradley (Sowell) and along with Nate (Potter). The competition is going to be great and there is still the possibility of the draft, but who knows? It wasn't a great offensive line year last year, but the guys played consistently together and they got better as they went along."

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Earl Watford has chance at starting job
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

With the Cardinals' release of Daryn Colledge, second-year pro Earl Watford could start at right guard, according to the team's website. He did not play a snap as a rookie.

“From a physical aspect, he’s probably one of the better guys we’ve got, just as a total athlete from top to bottom,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “We’ve got these evaluation sheets for kids coming out now, and he is always going to read out pretty well. I don’t worry about the physical tools on him at all. In pass protection he’s solid. If he gets his hands on guys, he’s solid.

“It’s all mental for Earl," Goodwin added. "He’s coming along. He’s just got to pick it up some. He’s got to. It’s the NFL. It stands for Not For Long. For Earl, (this season) is big. To me, in my mind, it’s make-or-break from the standpoint of, you’ve got talent, but now it’s about trying to take the next step. And once again, if you can’t do it, we’ve got to go to the next guy.

“Talent is not the issue. It’s maintaining the information he’s learned. When he started here, there was some regurgitation. If we have to start all over again from ground zero, it’s not good.”

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Yeremiah Bell expected to retire
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Cardinals offered safety Yeremiah Bell a one-year contract, but the 36-year-old likely will retire, reports Fox Sports 910. Bell started every game last season, recording 76 tackles, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions and a sack.

Bell posted four seasons with at least 100 tackles in his 10-year career.

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