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Besides Max Hall being named the Rookie of the Week, not much to talk about. Its the bye week, not a lot of news... - Cardinals Hall named Rookie of the Week
Well, that's one award Max Hall has earned in his short NFL career.

Breaking down NFC West quarterbacks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers keep losing despite putting up some impressive stats.

Thursday before the bye
There might only be one quieter day than this one in-season around here, and that will be tomorrow. But, as coach Ken Whisenhunt noted, there were a few players in to work out this morning. Included in the group was new quarterback Max Hall, who indeed was out in the early-morning sun throwing some passes.

BYU Football – BYU Basketball – BYU Recruiting – Deep Shades of Blue " Blog Archive " All Hail, Maximus!
Former BYU quarterback Max Hall is turning into one of the feel good stories in the NFL. Even the most ardent Hall fans didn’t seen this coming.

With his weight down, Arizona Cardinals' Deuce Lutui sees his stock rising
After summering in Ken Whisenhunt's doghouse, Lutui has found his juju, and has quickly re-established his place in the room. He's the best offensive lineman on the Cardinals, and should be next on the list of contract extensions. Guys like Lutui - characters obsessed with their own character - are hard to find in the NFL. - A deeper look into Breaston's injury
Not another knee injury! Is it the practice bubble? Is it all the turf field games they have played on? Is it poor conditioning? Or just plain bad luck?

Thoughts on Max Hall, rookie of the week - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall emerged from Week 5 as the rookie of the week in voting.

The Big Red Rage with Max Hall and Deuce Lutui
Cards QB and OG join the Big Red Rage to talk about the big win vs NO and the upcoming bye week.

Final Word: NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6:

NFC West Penalty Watch: Week 5 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The penalty charts produced here each week during the season generally single out players flagged the most. This time, I'd also like to acknowledge players who have cut down on penalties.

What to know when NFL helmets fly - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The hit Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall took from New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins and two teammates Sunday separated Hall from his helmet -- and from the football. The play was memorable for the violent collision and for tackle Levi Brown's recovery in the end zone for an Arizona touchdown. And, as NFL officiating director Carl Johnson explained on his weekly NFL Network show, the play also provided a good opportunity to more fully understand the rules.

NFL Victory Of The Week: Cardinals Ambush Super Bowl Champ Saints -
Prilosec presents the NFL Victory of the Week. In Week 5, the Arizona Cardinals defense did a number on the New Orleans Saints in a 30-20 win.

The Taiwanese Animation Version Of The Brett Favre Scandal We've All Been Waiting For
Brett Favre's ***** is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it? There's nothing quite like Taiwanese news outlets animating stories to let you know what you're covering is news.

Shaun Hill 'Happy' to be Out of S.F.
When the 49ers signed veteran free-agent quarterback David Carr in March, the club dealt Shaun Hill to the Detroit Lions. Hill is thankful to be employed by a team that has one victory in the first five weeks of the season.

Brett Favre (elbow) limited in return to Vikings practice - NFL -
Brett Favre returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, one day after sitting out to rest his sore right elbow.

Sean Payton's Saints are struggling; what to watch for in Week 6 - Peter King -
Sean Payton, his Super Bowl champs on the verge of a crisis of confidence this week, channeled his inner Parcells. I covered the Bill Parcells Giants for four years in the '80s, and I remember thinking how odd it was to be around the team after a big win and see Parcells growling and unhappy about all the little things they were doing wrong; or sometimes when the team was in a tailspin, he'd be Dale Carnegie, convincing them they were on the cusp of something great if they'd only clean up this or that.

Jets' Darrelle Revis ticketed for speeding before practice - NFL -
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis says he was ticketed for speeding Thursday morning while he was driving to the team's facility for a meeting before practice.

Steve McNair widow, kids get $500,000 each, judge rules - NFL -
The widow of Steve McNair has won a request to get $2.5 million from the late NFL quarterback's estate.

Report: Colt McCoy 'Definitely' Starting for Browns at Pittsburgh -- NFL FanHouse
According to's James Walker, a source said that McCoy will "definitely" start against the Steelers, barring "something unforeseen." If that's the case, recently signed Brett Ratliff would then likely back McCoy up.

Kevin Kolb gets Eagles starting nod; Michael Vick still recovering - NFL -
Kevin Kolb will make his second straight start in place of the injured Michael Vick when the Philadelphia Eagles host Atlanta on Sunday. news: Bench Favre? Vikings might have to, if he plays poorly
It's Week 6 and there are no undefeated teams left. There were five teams at 5-0 last year and the picture was a lot clearer as to which ones were playoff bound. At this point, everything is up for grabs and special teams, injuries, bad calls and coaches' decisions are more magnified than ever. There is no margin for error and a team can go from the penthouse to the outhouse in a weekend. Here are the 10 things I have my eye on this week: