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10/18 Arizona Cardinals News

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Arizona Cardinals News:

John Skelton Takes The Reins
The wait wasn’t easy for John Skelton, not after going through the whole offseason and preseason fighting to win the quarterback job and winning it, only to sprain an ankle three quarters into the season.

O'Brien Schofield Learns To Thrive
One name was curiously absent from the defensive stat sheet after the Cardinals upset the New England Patriots in the second week of the season. O’Brien Schofield played 66 snaps at linebacker, but he didn’t have a tackle, a sack or a quarterback hurry. In fact, according to the stats, he did nothing that game. While he didn’t log a recordable statistic, though, numbers don’t always tell the story.

Word From the Birds Blog | Left tackle logic
It’s not like Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was breaking any new ground when he said this morning on a conference call that teams need to have the left tackle position solidified in today’s NFL.

NFL News:

Ryan Fitzpatrick seeks consistency for Buffalo Bills -
Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't have terrible numbers, but he has had some terrible games. The Buffalo Bills need their quarterback to be more consistent if they hope to stay atop the AFC East.

Philip Rivers not buying conservative Chargers chatter -
Philip Rivers was a turnover machine Monday night, but that doesn't mean the San Diego Chargers quarterback agrees with his coach's contention that the team needs to rein in its offense.

Picking winners for Week 7's NFL games -
The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off humbling defeats. Which AFC North rival will emerge victorious when they meet Sunday? Here are picks for every Week 7 game.

Calvin Pace: Patriots' quick offense 'borderline illegal' -
The New England Patriots' up-tempo offense is difficult to defend. So difficult, New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace isn't sure it's legal. The Jets better be in a good place in their conditioning.