Here Are Todays (9/26) NFL And Cardinals Links: Power Rankings and Protests

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A collection of the news from around the Web about our Cardinals and the NFL in general

Arizona Cardinals News:

NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Houston Texans claim No. 1 spot -
Third-and-9, 10:16 to go, Cardinals up 24-6, Eagles in field-goal range (at least). This was Michael Vick's shot to get his guys back in the game. Unfortunately, the dude never had a chance. Arizona's pressure was suffocating, with Sam Acho forcing an intentional grounding. Fourth-and-29 = game over. Ray Horton's defense is the reason this team has won 10 of its last 12 games.

Word From the Birds Blog | We have a Floyd sighting
From the outset, people have been waiting to see Michael Floyd make an impact. It was natural, given his status as a No. 1 draft pick. But it was also natural that Floyd’s impact wasn’t going to be dramatic.

Larry Fitzgerald: Replacement refs lack consistency -
"I think that the consistency that we're used to, what the standard has been over the years, I don't think we have that right now," Fitzgerald said

Word From the Birds Blog | Cards add fullback Hall
There has been no word on the status of fullback Anthony Sherman but apparently something happened, because the Cardinals Tuesday added fullback Korey Hall to the roster. Reserve guard Rich Ohrnberger played a snap at fullback at the end of Sunday’s win, so it makes sense something is up with Sherman.

Next Man Up
James Sanders was standing at his locker with his back to the closest TV. Around him, his teammates were watching the replay of Sanders’ 93-yard fumble return for a touchdown that sealed the Cardinals’ 27-6 win over the Eagles on Sunday. While their eyes were glued to the TV, the eight-year pro, in his first season with the Cardinals, didn’t pay the screen an ounce of attention.

NFL News:

Derek Hagan: Pittsburgh Steelers defense predictable -
Is the Dick Lebeau's Pittsburgh Steelers defense as predictable as Oakland Raiders WR Derek Hagan thinks, or does it just miss its injured players? Gregg Rosenthal investigates.

T.J. Lang: Green Bay Packers talked protest on flight -
T.J. Lang earned some true Internet fame thanks to his obscene tweets on Monday night, and he said his Packers teammates discussing a strike or kneel-downs if the ref lockout didn't end.

Packers won't be fined for criticizing NFL on Twitter -
The NFL will not fine players -- like Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton - - for critical remarks made on Twitter toward the NFL and replacement officials after the much talked-about end to Monday's game.

NFL supports decision to not overturn Seahawks' touchdown -
The NFL announced it is standing behind the referee's decision to uphold Golden Tate's last-second touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks in Monday night's win over the Green Bay Packers.

Bill Belichick to receive fine Wednesday for grabbing referee -
The NFL will announce a fine for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick later Wednesday for grabbing an official shortly after the Baltimore Ravens kicked a game-winning field goal Sunday.

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