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12/1 Arizona Cardinals news: Gameday eve, December is here

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December is here and so is the final stretch of the 2012 season. The Arizona Cardinals play on Sunday, but before they do, catch your Saturday fix of the NFL with some of the stories below!

Cardinals stories:

Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets - scouting report, prediction
azcentral sports' Kent Somers previews Sunday's Arizona Cardinals at New York Jets game. staff blogs - Kent Somers - Can the Arizona Cardinals successfully use a no-huddle look against the Jets?
When the Cardinals last faced a defense designed by Rex Ryan, it was pivotal game in the franchise's history. Let's take a look at it.

Arizona Cardinals’ defense remains strong despite skid
Arizona ranks seventh in overall defense, the team’s highest rank since 1994. More impressively, the Cardinals have held opposing quarterbacks to a 74.3 passer rating, the second-best mark in the NFL behind Chicago (65.1).

Word From the Birds Blog | Friday before the Jets
"I don’t know if I am a generation too late," Dan Williams said. "That’s what they brought me in here to do, to stop the run. When teams go to the extra receivers, they bring the extra DB in."

Horton wants to take advantage of the Jets' ‘ills' -
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton talked about some of the issues the Jets are facing.

Kurt Warner sees frustration in Larry Fitzgerald -
The most successful years of Larry Fitzgerald's career came when Ken Whisenhunt was the head coach and Kurt Warner was throwing him the ball.

Jets' Ryan says Tebow could be inactive vs. Cards -
Jets' Ryan says Tebow could be inactive vs. Cards

NFL stories:

Reggie McKenzie to intensely evaluate coaches over final five weeks - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have had a rough season this year. No one knows that better than GM Reggie McKenzie. And with five games remaining his season, the coaching staff will be under his microscope.

Pro Football Hall of Fame announces semifinalists for 2013 -
Six first-year eligible players, including Larry Allen and Warren Sapp, are part of the 27 semifinalists announced to be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

NFL Picks, Week 13: Let's talk about Adderall -
We're back with picks and lines for every game in Week 13, including a closer look at Adderall, Colin Kaepernick, and RGIII, the reason to love the NFL in 2012.

Ben Roethlisberger injury: Steelers QB out Week 13 vs. Ravens -
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not be playing in Sunday's contest against the Baltimore Ravens.

Jay Cutler fined $10,000 for taunting -
The Bears quarterback tossed a ball at Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson after the conclusion of a play.

Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots TE ruled out for Week 13 -
The Patriots will be without their touchdown-machine tight end again when they face the Dolphins.

Being grumpy is work, or why David Whitley is incomparably lazy -
Sporting News columnist David Whitley wrote something horrible about Colin Kaepernick and his tattoes. This doesn't make him a curmudgeon -- he's not smart or brave enough.

NFL playoff picture: Now are the Falcons for real? -
Mike Smith and the Falcons think they can be both.

Tim Tebow injury: Jets QB out for Week 13, according to report -

Tim Tebow will be inactive in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals. The New York Jets backup quarterback is recovering from fractured ribs that he injured in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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