clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

11-14-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 7: Quarterback Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 7 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 7: Quarterback Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 7 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Getty Images

Its gameday, and following another close loss by ASU to Stanford, and U of A being pounded by USC (even though U of A scored a late TD to make the game look closer than it really was) lets hope the Cardinals can give football fans in Arizona something to smile about.

Arizona Cardinals' veterans close in on career milestone
Nose tackle Bryan Robinson and guard Alan Faneca enjoy corner accommodations in the Cardinals' locker room, locations usually reserved for the most senior veterans. From there, the two can spread out a bit and watch the shenanigans of their younger teammates with amusement. When Robinson and Faneca were rookies, some of those teammates were in middle school. If they are smart, those youngsters will marvel over the next two weeks as Robinson and Faneca hit major milestones in their careers. Sunday's game against the Seahawks will be the 200th of Robinson's career. Faneca is due to hit that mark next week in Kansas City. - Arizona aims to break out of slump against Seattle
If the Arizona Cardinals are ever going to break out of their offensive slump, this weekend's matchup with a reeling Seattle Seahawks defense could be their best chance.

NFL Week 10: Seattle Seahawks At Arizona Cardinals, Sunday 2:15 P.M. AZT - SB Nation Arizona
With the NFL chugging into the second half of the season, the Seahawks come to visit Arizona in a (potential) division-defining game that kicks off the "marshmallow" portion of the Cardinals schedule.

Cardinals report (11.12): Added intensity for big divisional game
Although it’s only Week 10, Sunday’s matchup against Seattle can easily be considered a must-win game for the Cardinals. A loss would put Arizona two games back in the division race, and a season sweep would give the Seahawks a crucial tiebreaker advantage if things heat up down the stretch. If the Cardinals find a way to prevail Sunday, it would put them back in position to contend for a third consecutive NFC West title. Including this week, Arizona plays five of its final eight games at home -- and four of those are within the division.

Cards-Seahawks preview: NFC West up for grabs
Hate is a strong word when describing feelings for an opponent. "It ain’t that bad," cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. But if the intensity was ramped up a few decibels in practice this week, it’s understandable. The Seattle Seahawks have something the Cardinals believe is theirs -- something they have claimed at the conclusion of each of the past two seasons.

Arizona Cardinals Injury Report, Week 10: Beanie's Knee Still An Issue - SB Nation Arizona
Now past the halfway point of the NFL regular season, injuries are really starting to take their toll. The Cardinals are facing their own health issues, with the loss of Kenny Iwebema and Beanie Wells' knee swelling.

Video Gallery
Week 10: Seahawks vs. Cardinals Preview

Video Gallery
Calais Campbell - Wired

Video Gallery
Cards Nicknames

NFL Videos: Week 10: Seahawks vs. Cardinals Preview
A preview of the Week 10 matchup between the Seahawks and the Cardinals.

Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash getting a divorce
The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash and his wife, Alejandra Amarilla, released a statement that they are separating. "After five years, we are now in the process of dissolving our marriage. While we have lived separately for the past several months, we remain firmly committed to raising our children in the most positive, nurturing way possible," Nash said in a statement to Life & Style Magazine.

ASU football loses to No. 6 Stanford
By now, the close calls carry no weight with Arizona State fans. They've seen it too often from a team capable of competing with the nation's elite, only to see victory slip away time and time again. And so it played out again Saturday night, the Sun Devils playing well enough to earn respect, but little else in a 17-13 loss to No. 6 Stanford in front of a half-empty Sun Devil Stadium.

Arizona Wildcats football falls to USC Trojans
Marc Tyler barely practiced last week because of an injured ankle, then put on a workhorse performance befitting the great Southern California tailbacks of years gone by. Tyler, who said his workouts last week were limited to "a little bit on Thursday," ran for 160 yards on 31 carries, both career highs, and Southern California climbed into a tie with Arizona for third in the Pac-10 with a 24-21 victory over the 18th-ranked Wildcats on Saturday night.

Phoenix Coyotes beat St. Louis Blues for 3rd straight win
Whitney's three goals, the last an empty-netter with 24 seconds remaining, triggered a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night in front of 9,412 at Arena as the Coyotes won for the third time in a row.

Video - Fox Sports Arizona
Jake Plummer interview on Sun Devils 101

The Kurt Warner effect felt in AZ & STL | iFollo
Tuesday night, retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner was eliminated from this season’s edition of "Dancing with the Stars." Warner and dancing partner Anna Trebunskaya were sent home as the show trimmed its list of competitors to a final four. While this is considered big news in the reality TV world, within the sphere of pro football, it’s interesting to note the lack of news that emanates from a team after Warner moves on from their roster.

Fantasy Football Week 10 Predictions: Larry Fitzgerald Duels Mike Williams In A Game Of Slight Fantasy Importance - SB Nation Arizona
Predictions and analysis for the top fantasy football options in Sunday's divisional match up between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

NFC West leaning on young offenses - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFC West teams own three of the NFL's 10 youngest offensive rosters heading into Week 10.

Video: Sizing up NFC West left tackles - NFC West Blog - ESPN
All four starting left tackles in the division entered the NFL as high draft choices. None was selected lower than 33rd overall. NFC West teams should be getting high-level play from the position, in other words. Are they?

With Pats returning to Pittsburgh, Spygate rears its head | ProFootballTalk
In 2004, the Steelers slammed the brakes on an NFL-record 21-game winning streak, taking the Pats down during the regular season. But then came round two in the title game, and the Pats rolled. When the Patriots were caught red-handed more than two years later taping defensive coaching signals as part of an effort to crack the code when the teams met again in the future, the relevance of Spygate to that 2004 rematch for all the marbles became obvious. If the Patriots videotaped the Steelers’ defensive coaching signals during the regular-season game, the Pats would have all they needed to figure out the defensive alignments the Steelers were calling in the postseason rematch.

Sage Rosenfels denies saying that Brad Childress is "clueless" | ProFootballTalk
Just when my Saturday night at the Motel 6 in Midtown Manhattan was starting to get boring, the evening took a turn for the interesting. [Editor's note: The prior version of this article was based on a column by Jim Miller of that attributed certain statements to former Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels. As explained below, both Miller and Rosenfels have since denied that Rosenfels made the comments, and the column at has been revised.]

Vikings don’t activate Sidney Rice | ProFootballTalk
Vikings coach Brad Childress made it clear all week that Sidney Rice’s availability on Sunday would be up to Rice. It looks like the fourth-year wide receiver doesn’t feel ready.

Steelers continue their assault on illegal hits | ProFootballTalk
After the NFL began its crackdown against illegal hits on defenseless receivers, Steelers wideout Hines Ward pointed a finger at quarterbacks who lead players into big hits via the placement and timing of passes. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who gradually become the most outspoken player against the league’s stance on illegal hits, is now blaming the shift to wide-open offense.