11/8 Arizona Cardinals news: Arians knows his enemy, understanding the Texans

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Your daily news update for the Cardinals and NFL.

The advantage for the Cardinals this second half is that Arians has had at least two chances to beat three of the AFC South teams already this year. Question will be if the Cardinals can play consistent enough offense to utilize that knowledge.

Cardinals:

Familiarity With AFC Foes
Coaches, players time in Indy provides knowledge for upcoming AFC South path

Opposing View: Inside Texans Prep
Get a look inside the turbulent week for Houston.

Rashard Mendenhall Counts On Improvement
Notebook: Mathieu, on Pro Bowl ballot, now a starter; Cards sell out Sunday

Cardinals Blogs | With Sowell ill, left tackle in limbo
Another setback for a beleaguered offensive line.

Cardinals Blogs | Eight games, the schedule and the postseason
A tough road awaits the team if they desire the playoffs starting with an potentially deadly Texans team.

Cardinals vs. Texans to feature pair of star receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson ArizonaSports.com
Both star wide receivers have been similar through their entire careers, including this year's struggles.

Pair of Cardinals crack ESPN's rookie rankings ArizonaSports.com
Andre Ellington and Tyrann Mathieu are making a name for themselves on a national stage.

Kubiak visits team, 4 days after mini-stroke ArizonaSports.com
Houston's head coach is recovering well, but won't be back in time for the Cardinals game.

Get your playoff teams right here ArizonaSports.com
Let the playoff guessing begin!

HALFWAY THERE 2013: Pick 6 of must-see NFL games ArizonaSports.com
Mark your calenders for Nov. 17 as Bruce Arians will be facing off against the team that led to his job with the Cards.

Nate Potter ready if Bradley Sowell can t play Sunday for Cardinals - ESPN
The LT position will be even thinner than usual if Sowell doesn't get healthy.

Wild-card watch: Week 10 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
If the offense continues to show up like it did against Atlanta, the playoffs will be in reach.

Arians finds small ways to combat stress - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The recent health problems with John Fox and Gary Kubiak hit home the problems that come with coaching.

NFL:

Redskins vs. Vikings 2013 final score: Minnesota mounts comeback for 34-27 win - SBNation.com
The Vikings came back from a 10-point deficit at halftime to beat Robert Griffin III and the Redskins on Thursday night.

Dolphins GM allegedly suggested Jonathan Martin confront Richie Incognito - SBNation.com
A call between Jonathan Martin's agent and Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is reportedly the next chapter in a series of unfortunate events in Miami.

Jonathan Martin claims he was physically attacked, sister threatened by teammate - SBNation.com
Jonathan Martin claims he was physically attacked by Miami Dolphins players in the latest claims from his legal team.

NFL picks, Week 10: Hazing your way to victory - SBNation.com
Hazing has no place in the NFL because everyone knows football is all about betting. This week's picks against the spread are here to help you remember that important perspective ... and maybe fatten the wallet.

QB Watch, Week 10: Can the Packers survive their biggest injury yet? - SBNation.com
Everybody knows that Aaron Rodgers will be the starter in Green Bay for the next decade as long as he's healthy, but how many weeks will the Packers be able to go on with his replacement?

Contingency plan: Ranking the 32 NFL teams' likely interim coaches - SBNation.com
The Broncos and the Texans have both had to install interim coaches this season when their head coaches fell ill. So how does every team's likely interim coach stack up? Robert Wheel investigates.

Jay Cutler injury: Bears QB cleared to play, expected to start vs. Lions - SBNation.com
Doctors cleared Jay Cutler to play, putting him in line to start Sunday's game.

NFC playoff picture 2013: Division races up for grabs - SBNation.com
It's anyone's guess who'll win the four divisions in a centrally clustered NFC this year.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 10: 49ers-Panthers headlines a solid week of games - SBNation.com
With the bye weeks starting to wind down, we're finally getting interesting games again! Welcome to Week 10 of the Watchability Index.

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