8/25 Arizona Cardinals news: Cardinals lose much more than the game vs. Chargers

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Updates on the Cardinals’ injury-list post-Chargers in today’s links.

The Cardinals suffered a brutal loss at home against the Chargers Saturday, but the final score wasn’t the worst part. In addition to their poor play, the team suffered a rash of injuries to several key starters. Updates on the wounded, along with post-game thoughts, below.

Cardinals:

Cooper breaks leg, could be done for season
Jonathan Cooper was carted to the locker room during Saturday night's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers with what Cardinals coach Bruce Arians later revealed was a broken left leg.

Cardinals Lose Jonathan Cooper In Difficult Loss
First-round pick breaks leg in injury-filled 24-7 defeat at hands of Chargers.

'We're not gonna get 53 new guys and start over'
Arians comments on one of the "dumbest" halves of football he's seen.

Chargers vs. Cardinals Highlights
The San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews rushed for 57-yards and one touchdown in the team's 24-7 Week 3 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Chargers take an interesting path to the TD
This probably isn't the way the Chargers drew it up... but wouldn't it be great if it was?

Chargers aftermath
Ugly doesn’t even begin to describe what happened to the Cardinals Saturday night. If the Cards could have only left it at the stadium. If only a bad night for special teams or dropped passes or anything like that was the worst that happened.

Thoughts from the Chargers game
This was by far the most physical game the Cardinals have played in 2013, but unfortunately, they came out on the losing end.

Revisiting three pre-game topics from the Chargers match-up
Looking back on three things discussed here before the Arizona Cardinals' third exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 24-7 defeat at home against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night.

Palmer still won’t talk about Cincinnati exodus
Asked to explain why he wanted out of Cincinnati so badly two years ago after spending eight seasons with the Bengals Palmer may as well have pasted Super Glue across his lips. He still isn’t talking about it.

Revisiting Cardinals’ Super Bowl odds
Since May, the Cards’ Super Bowl and division title odds have both risen substantially.

Cooper showing progress in camp
A heartbreaking scouting snapshot to put on the backburner until next year…

NFL:

Bills lose Kolb to concussion-like symptoms
Buffalo quarterback Kevin Kolb was treated for concussion-like symptoms after getting kneed in the back of the helmet in the Bills' preseason game Saturday against the Washington Redskins.

Jets’ quarterbacks implode in spectacular fashion
The New York Jets played rookie quarterback Geno Smith into the fourth quarter of Saturday night's preseason game, hoping the second-round draft pick would take hold of the starting job. Instead, Smith might win it by default following Mark Sanchez's shoulder injury.

We have a quarterback controversy in Oakland
With a poor performance by Matt Flynn against the Bears and a breakout performance by Terrelle Pryor, the Raiders have a very real quarterback controversy brewing.

Vince Young front runner for Packers No. 2 QB spot
Vince Young looked solid in Friday's preseason game and is now considered the favorite to win the backup job in Green Bay.

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