11/1 Arizona Cardinals news: Mathieu getting recognition, Ellington's uncertain role

Christian Petersen

Your daily news update from the Cardinals and NFL

Hope everyone had a safe and happy halloween. It was a slow news day with the holiday and the fact that this is the Cardinals bye week.

Cardinals:

Tyrann Mathieu NFL's Defensive Rookie Of Month
Third-round safety making push to be NFL's top defensive draft pick this season

Cardinals Blogs | Ellington and his (potential) touches
There is an argument to be made for giving the rookie RB more touches and for keeping him with the amount he already has.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians off to a good start ArizonaSports.com
The team being .500 going into their bye has many players showing belief in the head coach and his staff.

2013 NFL Rookie of the Year watch, Week 8: Zac Stacy makes his mark against Seahawks - SBNation.com
While there is one Cards player on the list, seems crazy for another to be overlooked (that would be Ellington).

NFL:

Halfway home: How each AFC team can still make the Super Bowl - SBNation.com
Taking stock of the AFC at the halfway point of the season.

The Notebook: What's wrong with the Buccaneers? - SBNation.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a disappointing 0-7 and surrounded by controversy. Retired Buccaneers defensive end Stephen White puts his old team under the microscope to understand what's gone wrong.

True trick-or-treat adventures of the NFL - SBNation.com
Trick-or-treating is fun for everyone. Unless you ring the bell at Tom Coughlin's house.

Former safety Hamza Abdullah goes on Twitter rant against NFL - SBNation.com
In a scathing and wide-ranging social media tirade, former Broncos and Cardinals safety Hamza Abdullah criticized the league's concussion protocol and its treatment of former players.

Halfway home: How each NFC team can keep Super Bowl hopes alive - SBNation.com
What each team in the NFC can do to come out on top.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 9: Playoff races starting to heat up - SBNation.com
With eight weeks in the books, it's put up or shut up time as we head towards the second half of the season. See what games are worth watching in Week 9.

Time to fix the NFL's concussion issue - SBNation.com
For years, the NFL has ignored the easiest way to eliminate head injuries.

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