12/27 Arizona Cardinals news: Defense proving itself, another down year for Fitz

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Your daily news update of the Cardinals and NFL

Cardinals:

Defense Reigns In NFC West
Cardinals make their bid to be the best unit in a division full of great defenses

Wins, TDs Bolster Larry Fitzgerald's Season
Notebook: Receiver sees year as "average"; Palmer chases 4,000; SF game sells out

Cardinals Blogs | Dansby, Bethel wait for Pro Bowl decision
I, for one, am against fan voting for the single fact it leaves players like these two from getting deserved recognition.

Cardinals Blogs | Safeties in numbers
I know many fans would be very happy if Tony Jefferson stays on through next season.

Fitz: 'I don't know if we've played our best game'
VIDEO -- Larry Fitzgerald addressed the media following Thursday's practice.

Arizona Cardinals kickers: Us getting hit is part of the game ArizonaSports.com
Seems there isn't one kicker or punter happy with the NFL's 'defenseless' ruling.

Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell: 'We're the best team in the NFC' ArizonaSports.com
A not so preposterous claim.

Cardinals' John Abraham to be a game-time decision - ESPN
The injury is serious enough to potentially keep the veteran off the field.

Cards' Dontay Moch didn't foresee Colin Kaepernick's career - ESPN
Moch's chances of facing his former QB increase with Abraham being a game time decision.

NFL:

The Notebook: How to stop Russell Wilson - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at how the Cardinals kept Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in check for an upset win last week. Also, the worst call of the week, the Saints' hasty benching of Charles Brown, and more.

NFL Rookie of the Year race, Week 16: Eddie Lacy making a late push - SBNation.com
The rookie of the year races are heating up with one week to go.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 17: Playoff picture comes into focus - SBNation.com
The final week of the season has some insane playoff implications, and nobody's sure what will really happen. We'll try to help here with the season finale of the Watchability Index.

Aaron Rodgers cleared to play, will start vs. Bears - SBNation.com
The Packers will get their franchise quarterback back in time for the crucial NFC North showdown with the Bears.

Nnamdi Asomugha to retire with Raiders, according to report - SBNation.com
Once regarded as the league's top cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha will retire with the team that drafted him.

Texans will interview Penn State's Bill O'Brien, per report - SBNation.com
Bill O'Brien has been linked to NFL jobs before and will reportedly interview with the Houston Texans.

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