9/23 Arizona Cardinals news: Birdgang loses a father, tackling a week in Florida

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Recapping the NFL's week 3 games, including Arizona's loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Check out the aftermath of the Cardinals' loss to the Saints, including some potentially serious injuries sustained during the game and what the game means for the team in the broad scope of the season. Highlights, scores and more from around the league below.

Cardinals:

Dan Williams' dad dies in wreck before Cardinals game
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Dan Williams' father died in a car wreck en route to New Orleans, where he was going to watch his son play. Williams was excused from Sunday's game.

Arians Hints At Cards Facing Season-Ending Injuries
In his post-game press conference after a 31-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians mentioned the Cards may be facing multiple season-ending injuries.

Relive AZ/NO Highlights
A collection of the top plays from Cardinals vs Saints.

Locker Room Reaction - Cardinals vs Saints
Hear players react after the loss to the Saints.

Saints aftermath
In the end, it felt a little like the last time the Cardinals went to New Orleans, when Tim Hightower ripped off a 70-yard touchdown run on the opening possession and you were thinking, "OK, now, this will be interesting," and it really wasn’t.

Darnell Dockett Breaks Out
Darnell Dockett had said that he felt he had been playing well, and that this new Cardinals’ defensive scheme would help him.

Cards Can't Sustain Start In New Orleans
Early lead goes for naught as Saints move on to 31-7 victory.

Cards learn all about Saints’ pass rush
The cover of the New Orleans Saints’ game day magazine featured a photo of defensive end Cameron Jordan with the headline: "The sky’s the limit."

Takeaways from Arizona's Loss to New Orleans
Drew Brees led a scoring drive to put the Saints up 14-7 just before the half, and it was all Black and Gold from then on.

NFL:

NFL Week 3: Full coverage, scores, highlights and more - SBNation.com
Recapping the NFL's week 3 games.

Von Miller, collector attempted to subvert drug testing program, per report - SBNation.com
Von Miller's suspension increase reportedly stems from a failed attempt to switch urine samples from an NFL-sanctioned drug test.

Aldon Smith takes leave of absence from 49ers; will miss Week 4 - SBNation.com
Two days after his DUI arrest, the 49ers announce that linebacker Aldon Smith will take an indefinite leave of absence. He will miss a Week 4 game in St. Louis at a minimum, the team said.

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