11/4 Arizona Cardinals news: Houston Texans showing improvement

Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals and NFL news from week nine.

Check in on Cardinals' linebackers Kevin Minter and the reason he's not on the field, Karlos Dansby. A new mid-season report card finds some things to love and some things to improve on. Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arians said he "might' watch the Houston/Indianapolis game -- did you? If so, you probably saw two tough, resurgent teams that aren't going to roll over when they come to play in the desert.

Cardinals:

Rookie Profile: Kevin Minter, Arizona Cardinals Linebacker
Rookie linebacker Kevin Minter has played in just five games this season for the Red Birds but coaches and management love his potential.

Arizona Cardinals Should Worry About Texans Pass Rush
While the Texans offense has been moving the ball pretty well tonight against the Indianapolis Colts, it is the defensive pressure they are getting that is causing eyes to open.

Midseason project report for the Arizona Cardinals
Offensively, the Cards couldn’t have been much worse in the first eight games. Defensively, they couldn’t have been much better.

Cardinals' Dansby defying age, fatigue to play big role
Karlos Dansby will turn 32 on Sunday. To celebrate, the NFL gave him two presents. The first was a drug test that Dansby joked he knew was coming.

NFL:

NFL, Week 9: Scores, highlights & more - SBNation.com
The second half of the 2013 NFL season is underway, and playoff races are heating up already. Catch up on all the action from Week 9 right here.

Gary Kubiak collapses on the field - SBNation.com
The Texans-Colts game took a turn at halftime after Houston head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the sideline.

Nick Foles ties NFL record with 7 touchdowns in a single game - SBNation.com
Foles joins George Blanda, Sid Luckman, Y.A. Tittle, Joe Kapp and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to throw seven touchdowns in a game, but here are a few more things about seven touchdowns you didn't know.

Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by Dolphins - SBNation.com
The curious case surrounding Jonathan Martin's absence from the Dolphins has taken another turn.

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