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9-26-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Tim Hightower #34 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Kroy Biermann #71 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 19 2010 in Atlanta Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tim Hightower #34 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Kroy Biermann #71 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 19 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Its gameday, and yesterday had plenty of exciting college games for us to watch. UCLA upset Texas, ASU played well against Oregon (they actually outgained the ducks on offense), but they made too many critical mistakes, specifically two turnovers that were returned for touchdowns (Pick 6, and a Lateral that was dropped and returned for a TD) and turnovers in Oregon territory during what looked like a good drive. And U of A was down 3-9 late in the 4th against Cal, following a missed field goal by Cal, U of A marched down the field and got a game winning touchdown.

But now, its time to watch the big boys play, and hopefully we get a better performance out of the Cards than we got last week.

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The NFL’s schedule makers had no idea that the Cardinals would experience such offseason changes when they built the 2010-2011 regular-season calendar. But the ensuing product sure did the Cardinals a major favor.

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The Cardinals survived one sloppy outing this season and paid the price of embarrassment for another. Coach Ken Whisenhunt is convinced he has a better team than fans have watched the past two weeks but admitted it would be nice to have a little bit more evidence of that.

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I just don't even know what to think about the Cardinals anymore. Last Sunday's game against the Falcons was absolutely atrocious. I quit watching it before they even reached the fourth quarter. How is a defense with so many talented players going to let Jason Snelling, of all people, run up and down the field on them? After a loss like that, the Cardinals desperately need a self-esteem boost. Enter the Oakland Raiders. The silver & black have the privileged distinction of being the second worst team over the last seven years. Since 2003 they have compiled a record of 29-83, barely beating out the Detroit Lions (28-84). They have yet to win more than five games in a single season throughout that span. The Raiders take losing to a different level.

NFL Videos: Week 3: Raiders vs. Cardinals Preview
A preview of the Week 3 matchup between the Raiders and the Cardinals.

Home Remedy
Cardinals counting on better performance back at University of Phoenix Stadium

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Arizona Cardinals guard Alan Faneca has been added to the injury report for Week 3's game against the Oakland Raiders. He's listed as "questionable" with a sore back.

Cards/Raiders Preview And Analysis - SB Nation Arizona
So much for new beginnings.

ASU Sun Devils football falls to No. 5 Oregon Ducks
They're close. And frustrated. For the second consecutive week, the Arizona State Sun Devils stayed with a nationally ranked opponent, showcasing their potential, only to flat-line at key moments, an obvious habit of youth.

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Welcome to the SB Nation Arizona bi-annual Steve-a-thon. While sitting in the press box with Jose Romero during the Oregon/ASU game, we ran into an urgent, life-altering question: who is Phoenix's favorite Steve?

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Just when No. 14 Arizona seemed headed for an crushing loss, Nick Foles and Juron Criner finally brought the Wildcats' offense to life.

Week 3 NFL football preview, picks by Bob McManaman
The Republic's Bob McManaman offers a rundown of Sunday's NFL schedule:

Return of the Kordoza line |
Several years ago, we came up with a line of demarcation for determining the difference between "good" and "bad" quarterbacks, based on the career passer rating of Kordell Stewart.

Mailbag: Clamoring for Kevin Kolb - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Jason from Phoenix writes: Hey Sando, big fan of the blog. I was wondering what the chances are of the Cardinals possibly trading for Kevin Kolb might be? Obviously, Derek Anderson is not the answer and I don't think any of the the QBs coming out next year look like franchise QBs, so making a trade for a potential starting QB seems to make sense to me. I don't know if the Eagles would take a Charlie Whitehurst-type of package. I think it might take more to land Kolb.