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11-7-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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GLENDALE AZ - OCTOBER 31:  Max Hall #6 of the Arizona Cardinals passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 31 2010 in Glendale Arizona.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GLENDALE AZ - OCTOBER 31: Max Hall #6 of the Arizona Cardinals passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 31 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Gameday. Hopefully the Cards can get a win after ASU pulled a Neil Rackers in a one point loss to USC, and U of A was blown out by Stanford.

Arizona Cardinals' best hope vs. Minnesota Vikings: Stop turnovers
No one has had to look hard to see the Cardinals' flaws this season, but on the road, they have been as obvious as the bandage on your prom date's forehead. Turnovers, poor throws, defensive breakdowns, missed blocks and other mistakes have doomed the Cardinals away from home, where they have gone 1-3 and been outscored 104-27.

Tackling The Turnover Problem
Cards know they have to cut giveaways to give themselves a chance - Quick Facts: Cardinals at Vikings
The Arizona Cardinals head on the road this week to take on the Minnesota Vikings at the hostile Metrodome in Minneapolis. The 2-5 Vikings are coming off what can only be described as one of the oddest and most tumultuous weeks in the NFL this season. They not only cut wide receiver Randy Moss just weeks after acquiring him but there are now rumors that head coach Brad Childress' job may be on the line Sunday. - Fitzgerald won't get Moss reunion in Minnesota
Larry Fitzgerald Jr. had been eagerly anticipating the second game of his career in the Metrodome, perhaps even more than the first one back in his home state of Minnesota.

Paul Calvisi goes 1-on-1 with Joey Porter

Wolf's Building The Game Plan - Week 9

Cardinals-Vikings Preview

Stephen Spach - Wired

Anderson gets the start

NFL Videos: Week 9: Cardinals vs. Vikings Preview
A preview of the Week 9 matchup between the Cardinals and the Vikings.

NFL Videos: Playbook: Cardinals vs. Vikings
Can the Cardinals defeat the Vikings by stepping up their run defense? Playbook previews the matchup.

Phoenix Coyotes' strong effort falls short in shootout to Pittsburgh Penguins
The effort was there. The drive was there. The goals were there. Wojtek Wolski was there, playing his best game of the season. That usually would be enough, but the Coyotes again came up short, losing 4- 3 in a shootout to Pittsburgh in front of 14,642 at Arena.

Arizona Wildcats' Rose Bowl hopes take hit after 42-17 loss at Stanford
Andrew Luck threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 10 Stanford to a 42-17 victory in its highly anticipated showdown with 13th-ranked Arizona on Saturday night.

ASU football falls painfully short in 34-33 loss against USC
The kick went wide left, and the Arizona State Sun Devils practically collapsed. Several dropped their heads. A few looked up into the dark Southern California night, not sure how to react to their latest misfortune. Trailing by 1 with 1:42 left, Thomas Weber missed a 42-yard field goal, allowing USC to escape with a 34-33 win Saturday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress feeling the heat, just like the old days
The boss is furious. The team is struggling. The fans want his head on a spear. Brad Childress has become the working symbol of sideline ineptitude in the NFL and could lose his job if the Vikings don't beat the Cardinals Sunday.

Sources: Percy Harvin, Brad Childress of Minnesota Vikings had to be separated during confrontation - ESPN
A confrontation between Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and receiver Percy Harvin grew so heated Friday afternoon that coaches and players were forced to separate them to prevent a physical exchange, according to team sources.

Some Minnesota Vikings think Brad Childress should be fired - ESPN
Vikings coach Brad Childress should have already coached his last game in the opinion of some Minnesota players.

Childress can't have many allies remaining - NFC North Blog - ESPN
As you might have seen, ESPN's Ed Werder added some interesting details Sunday morning to the previously reported practice confrontation between Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and receiver Percy Harvin. According to Werder: The confrontation began when Childress questioned Harvin's effort as he tested out his sprained ankle during a light Friday practice.

Mailbag: QB concerns, theories proliferate - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Edgar from Albuquerque, N.M., writes: I'm not delusional and I'm not holding my breath, but I was wondering, can Kurt Warner return to the NFL this late in the season? I guess my real question is, what is the cutoff date for retired players to return to a football team? It would be awesome and I know it won't happen, but I'm just curious. Thanks.

Bernard Pollard's hit on Anthony Gonzalez ruffles plenty of feathers |
Two years ago, a low hit on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ended the future Hall of Famer's season in Week One. Though legal at the time, the hit from Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard resulted in a narrowing of the quarterback strike zone. Five days ago, Pollard (now of the Texans) hit Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez out of bounds, tearing his PCL and ending his season.

Dallas Cowboys' Roy Williams: 'We can win nine in a row'
Say what you want about their record and their relevance, their overly visible owner and their transparent head coach. But when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, at least you know there's going to be some intrigue.

NFL fines Myron Pryor for 'legal hit' on Brett Favre - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
Pryor's fine is the one that seems to be sticking in the collective craw of everyone who watched the game. It's clear from the video that Pryor hits Favre underneath his right shoulder and that the contact to Favre's chin was an inevitable and incidental part of both players being in motion.

Mark Sanchez tries to turn around recent slide |
Over the course of a 16-game season, you are going to have some ups and downs. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is definitely in a slump right now.

Aikman says leadership, not talent, separates Patriots from Cowboys |
Troy Aikman, the Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback who's now a FOX analyst, says he's spent plenty of time watching this year's Cowboys, as well as this year's Patriots. And he says the difference between the two teams is a lot less than their 1-6 and 6-1 records would suggest.