9/27 Arizona Cardinals news: Offense needs scoring, defense adjusts to injuries

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There were high hopes for the team coming into the season, but as games are played it's more apparent the team is far from a contender.

Cardinals:

For Starters, Offense Needs More
Cardinals liked their opening drive, but unit has to start scoring more points.

Todd Bowles Talks Scheme Shift
Notebook: Defensive coordinator adjusts to injuries; Cardinals need better tackling

Cardinals Blogs | Fitz visits Revis Island
It's been a long time since the WR and CB had to face off and the win may hinge on how each plays.

Cardinals Blogs | Rashad, #thefinger, and playing again
The Cardinals safety is still getting a ton of media attention. Too bad fans still don't know whether he'll play on Sunday.

GQ Magazine: Arizona Cardinals are the 19th-worst sports franchise ArizonaSports.com
The Cardinals haven't exactly great, but is an injury in 2001 really the most memorable time in the team's history?

Arizona Cardinals look to get offense back on track in Tampa ArizonaSports.com
The offense failed in week 3 and now it's time for them to step up and win in Tampa.

Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles: Because of injuries, we'll play in 3-4 and 4-3 base ArizonaSports.com
The injuries to the defense may force the hybrid scheme to be more traditional.

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald wants to change team's Tampa history ArizonaSports.com
Tampa Bay was where the Cards lost their only Super Bowl.

Behind Enemy Lines: Tampa Bay Buccaneers ArizonaSports.com
Know thy enemy.

Franz's 2013 Power Poll - Week 4 ArizonaSports.com
You mean another semi-meaningless poll? Yes, enjoy it while it lasts.

Arizona Cardinals sign LB Zack Nash to practice squad ArizonaSports.com
The team still is looking for more depth after some bad injuries.

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Darrelle Revis -- Round 2 - ESPN
It really will be an interesting matchup.

Cards' injuries at LB impact special teams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's not just defense that is hurting from Alexander and Acho's injuries.

Predicting Johnson's effectiveness difficult - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's been a rough year for Cardinals players, both physically and emotionally.

Double Coverage: Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - ESPN
Time for look at how the game may turn out.

Flush the Pocket: Tampa Bay Buccaneers had interest in Carson Palmer - ESPN
Hopefully he plays well enough to make Tampa Bay regret their decision.

NFL:

49ers vs. Rams 2013 final score: Colin Kaepernick and SF offense asserts will in 35-11 win - SBNation.com
The 49ers offense got back on track Thursday night, rolling over the Rams in a solid ensemble performance by Colin Kaepernick, Anquan Boldin and Frank Gore.

Are NFL ground games grounded? - SBNation.com
Rushing numbers are down through three weeks of the 2013 NFL season. Is there an overall trend or just circumstances?

Breaking Madden: Let's bring Brian Hoyer down a peg - SBNation.com
In this installment of Breaking Madden, we replace all of Brian Hoyer's receivers with kickers and his running backs with 7-foot-tall beanpoles who possess literally zero skills. Let's see what happens!

NFL picks, Week 4: Bet on the NFC East for a change - SBNation.com
Finally, a pair of NFC East teams have favorable matchups. The other two have friendly spreads to cover. Is it finally time to pay attention to the least important division of 2013? Those four games and the rest of the action from Week 4, picked for your pleasure.

NFL defenses adapt quickly to read-option offenses - SBNation.com
One year after it shocked the league, teams are already learning to cope with the read option.

Quarterback watch, Week 4: Josh Freeman falls out of the chair - SBNation.com
The first big change of the season came down on Wednesday when the Bucs made the switch to a rookie. Here's a list of others that could get the axe, including a certain New York QB that's actually not on the Jets.

2013 NFL power rankings consensus, Week 4: Colts, Jets surging - SBNation.com
It was all but certain that the NFC was going to continue to be the dominant conference in 2013. The rankings indicate that's no longer the case.

Terrelle Pryor progressing in concussion protocol, not back practicing full - Silver And Black Pride
After missing a day of practice while he recovers from a concussion he suffered in Monday's loss to the Broncos, Terrelle Pryor was back at practice on Thursday. He was not wearing a helmet and...

NFL Watchability Index, Week 4: Which games are worth your time this week? - SBNation.com
There are plenty of good games this week, but which ones should you make time for? Welcome to the Week 4 edition of the Watchability Index.

2013 NFL rookie watch: Ziggy Ansah, Jonathan Franklin have breakout games - SBNation.com
What happened to the raw defensive end from BYU that was considered a project?

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