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10/4 Arizona Cardinals news: heatlh, turnovers, and short week

A collection of news from around the Web about our Cardinals and the NFL in general.

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Arizona Cardinals News:

Word From the Birds Blog | Whiz talks short week, Skelton, health
It’s Wednesday, of course. The Cardinals will have to deal with it (every team gets a short week this season.) Whisenhunt said he’s talked to his players the whole way about the difference.

Word From the Birds Blog | Wednesday before the Rams
Maneuvering through a short week is difficult. The flip side, of course, will be Friday, and Saturday and Sunday and the extra days off. That could really benefit the Cards as banged up as they have been.

Past Success In St. Louis
The last time the Cardinals lost a game in St. Louis, Larry Fitzgerald and Darnell Dockett were rookies, Dennis Green was the coach and Emmitt Smith rushed for 87 yards on 16 carries.

Turnovers Help Cardinals' Cause
Ray Horton, wearing sunglasses befitting an outfielder, stood outside the Cardinals practice facility Wednesday as Ken Whisenhunt waited patiently nearby.

NFL News

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady playing buddy-buddy? - NFL.com
Peyton Manning had a long recovery from multiple neck surgeries last year, but he received a morale boost from an unlikely source: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

NFL players weigh in on Obama-Romney debate - NFL.com
Unlike a football game, no scoreboard marked a winner or loser in Wednesday's first 2012 presidential debate, but that didn't stop many in the NFL community from weighing in on Twitter.

Rashard Mendenhall expects to play for Steelers vs. Eagles - NFL.com
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall expects to make his season debut in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Matt Hasselbeck starting for Jake Locker in Titans-Vikings game - NFL.com
With Jake Locker sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Tennessee Titans are turning to Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.