10/27 Arizona Cardinals news: Getting back to .500

Christian Petersen

Cardinals and NFL news to start the day.

The Cardinals had a little extra time to prepare for Sunday's game against the Falcons and with the way their offense has been playing lately, they needed it. Both teams need a win to keep their season afloat. Can Arizona get back to .500?

Cardinals:

Falcons hopeful return of RB Jackson will help against Cardinals
The disappointing Falcons (2-4) have lost both road games, but they are coming off a 31-13 victory at home over Tampa Bay that snapped a three-game losing streak. The injury-racked team could be bolstered by the return of running back Steven Jackson, missing since Week 2 with a hamstring injury.

Players have power on concussions
Pulling on his black velvet coat after last week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond had little soreness. He owed Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald for that.

An Important Date Against Atlanta
The midway point of the NFL season approaches and the Cardinals go into Sunday’s game against the Falcons with a chance to have a .500 record after eight games.

Week 8 Preview: Falcons at Cardinals
The Atlanta Falcons just ended a three-game losing streak, and the Arizona Cardinals are looking to avoid falling into one of their own.

Cardinals/Falcons Week 8 Preview NFL
If you had told me the Arizona Cardinals would head into their Bye week at 4-4, I would be extremely content considering how daunting their schedule appeared to be before season’s start. The Cards have a chance to accomplish that very feat going into their week of rest.

Arizona Cardinals Vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview
Let's take a look at this huge matchup for both teams. Neither can afford a loss at this point of the season.

NFL:

2013 NFL rookie watch, Week 7: D.J. Fluker, Matt Barkley struggle - SBNation.com
Maybe D.J. Fluker is just a right tackle after all.

Where Could Colt Lyerla End Up After the NFL Draft? - NFL Mocks
There is no question one of the great dilemmas of the 2014 NFL draft is what teams will do about talented but trouble tight end Colt Lyerla.

NFL Draft watch notes - SBNation.com
The major NFL Draft storyline to follow in Week 9 of the college football is players in need of big games to help their stock.

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