11/25 Arizona Cardinals news: Talking playoffs, earning respect, Larry Fitzgerald milestone

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL's week twelve is winding down and the playoff picture is becoming more clear.

The Arizona Cardinals put it all together on the field against the Indianapolis Colts. With their dominating win, the NFL is officially on notice and the Cards have placed themselves in the frame of the playoff picture. The team's veterans are focused, including WR Larry Fitzgerald, who set a momentous record during the game. Find out what they had to say after the win and more.

Cardinals:

Relive IND/AZ Highlights
All the top plays from the dominating win over the Colts.

Locker Room Reaction - Colts vs Cardinals
Hear from the players after the win.

Arizona Cardinals take center stage in wild-card race
A suddenly productive Carson Palmer is leading the Arizona Cardinals right into the thick of the playoff hunt after their 40-11 scattering of Indianapolis. As for the Colts, the search for a running game continues.

Dockett says there’s "no option" but to make the playoffs
As Arizona enters the stretch run to the postseason, one of the veteran defensive leaders has adopted a playoffs or bust mindset.

Message received: Arizona Cardinals are playoff contenders
In Sunday's 40-11 win over the Indianapolis Colts, the Arizona Cardinals became a playoff contender. That is, if they hadn't already been one.

Palmer's play has Cardinals thinking playoffs
With fourth straight strong game, Palmer giving Cards QB play they've wanted -- and shot at playoffs.

Offense helps Cardinals get statement win
"Normally, I’ll come in and talk about a statistic or two, but the only one that matters is a W," Arians said following the Cardinals’ 40-11 rout of the Indianapolis Colts. "From here on in, it doesn’t matter about third-down statistics, red-zone statistics, rushing statistics or anything like that."

Arizona Cardinals defense holds another elite QB in check
Add Andrew Luck to the list of elite quarterbacks who have looked anything but against the Arizona Cardinals in a 40-11 loss Sunday afternoon.

Larry Fitzgerald reaches another milestone
The records have been piling up for Larry Fitzgerald this season, though he says the only one that matters is the team's, which is now 7-4.

Fitzgerald makes history in Cardinals' blowout win
Fitzgerald becomes youngest player ever with 11,000 yards receiving, but he likes 7-4 record more.

NFL:

NFL, Week 12: Scores, highlights & more - SBNation.com
The Broncos and Patriots took center stage for Week 12 of the NFL season while the rest of the league scrambled for playoff position.

NFL playoff picture 2013: Cowboys retake lead in NFC East, AFC wild card race tightens up - SBNation.com
With six AFC teams at 5-6, there's a mashup for the second wild card. Meanwhile, the Cardinals and Panthers keep winning while the Lions fall again.

Brandon Weeden is back, and terrible as ever - SBNation.com
A three-play sequence on Sunday best sums up the Brandon Weeden era in Cleveland.

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