11/14 Arizona Cardinals news: John Abraham's 3rd sack, Justin Bethel's goals, RB criticism

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The morning roundup of Cards and NFL stories.

The first injury report came out. Bruce Arians defended Rashard Mendenhall. John Abraham got another sack. Just another day.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | RB criticism and ailing Abraham
Some notes after Wednesday availability (and as the Cardinals practice):

Cardinals Blogs | Red-hot Abraham gets an extra sack
He now gets credit for three vs. Houston.

Justin Bethel Becomes Special Player
Former sixth-round pick still hoping to break out as cornerback

Status quo at running back, Arians says

Despite Andre Ellington's increased productivity, he won't see an increased role in the offense.

Herm Edwards ranks Peterson 2nd-best CB - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

On Tuesday, former NFL coach and current ESPN NFL Insider Herm Edwards ranked his top 10 cornerbacks. It’s a common topic around the NFC West, which is home to Edwards’ top two. Depending on a fan’s regional residence, their opinion on the matter will swing to either No. 1 or No. 2.

Carson Palmer of Arizona Cardinals takes slight shot at Jacksonville Jaguars fans - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said he loves to play games on the road in packed stadiums in front of loud, hostile crowds. He's not expecting that when his team visits the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on Sunday.

Wild Card Wednesday: Week 11 - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals found themselves one loss away from sitting inside the playoff hunt looking out.

NFL Nation Buzz: Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

ESPN.com Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss discusses the status of wide receiver Michael Floyd.

John Lucas saw Tyrann Mathieu's potential - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

John Lucas knows when he's staring at himself.

Arizona Cardinals don't plan on overlooking the Jacksonville Jaguars ArizonaSports.com

"They have four good defensive linemen that can rush the passer and can play the run well," he said. "It's a defensive group that plays like they have a lead.

NFL:

The Notebook: Denver's first-strike capability, Dareus' dominance & more - SBNation.com

Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White imagines what it'd be like to stop the Broncos offense. Also in this week's Notebook, Gio Bernard's big brain fart, a breakout year from Marcell Dareus, Tavon Austin, the Terio dance and more.

Fumblr: Let's take away Clay Matthews' thumbs and make him play with hammer-hands - SBNation.com

In Week 11 of Fumblr: Making Clay Matthews the perfect weapon, why you're doomed to hate announcers, Terio, tip drills and more.

NFL picks, Week 11: Experts' picks for all 15 games - SBNation.com

It's a busy week in the NFL and SB Nation's experts made their picks for the entire slate of games.

Dwayne Bowe: The Sonic conspiracy - SBNation.com

The official story is that the Kansas City Chiefs receiver was holding and speeding en route to Sonic. But the full story is not yet known.

Explaining the Carolina Panthers' surge - SBNation.com

A middling franchise has quickly become one of the NFL's most dangerous and now a confident Panthers team is ready to take the next step.

Jim Irsay is long on partying, short on spelling - SBNation.com

BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO SPELL "CHAMPAGNE" CORRECTLY.

Week 10 NFL Players of the Week: Tavon Austin, Drew Brees honored - SBNation.com

Tavon Austin and Drew Brees were obvious picks for Week 10 honors. Shocking no one, a member of the Broncos' offense was also named among the NFL Players of the Week.

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