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10/15 Arizona Cardinals news: Short week begins, Campbell hopeful to play

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The short week has begun. The Arizona Cardinals began a week of practice speed walkthroughs. Calais Campbell was back with the team and wants to be able to play on Thursday night when the Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks.

Here are the stories from Monday.


Calais Campbell Hopeful To Play Thursday
Notebook: Defensive end doing well after scary injury; Cards trying to battle tight ends

Cardinals Prepare On Short Week

With Seahawks arriving for Thursday game, practice takes on different meaning

Cardinals Blogs | Campbell back for meetings and Palmer’s place

Campbell said Monday he was hopeful he would be cleared to play Thursday.

Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell hopes to play despite bruised spine - ESPN

If Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell had his way, he'd be playing Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

Upon Further Review: Arizona Cardinals Week 6 - ESPN

A review of four hot issues from the Arizona Cardinals' 32-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Carson Palmer turns corner for Arizona Cardinals - ESPN

"I think he got a little bit more comfortable," Fitzgerald said. "He got settled. Guys started making some plays for him."

Carson Palmer not to blame for early struggles, Arians says | Insiders

So what do we make all of that?

Cardinals' defensive woes against tight ends a cause for concern

Sunday's culprit in the team's 32-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers was Pro Bowler Vernon Davis.

Powell: Ellington may be boost Cards' offense needs

So, don't be ashamed, Cardinals fans, to ask for more Andre Ellington. It might just be the kick in the pants the offense needs.

Short week forces changes to Cards' preparation

"It's all walkthrough. It's all mental. It's a mental week. We'll go out in shorts and make sure we're physically ready to play … it's up to the players to get mentally ready."

Arizona Cardinals' GM Steve Keim: Carson Palmer responds well to adversity

Some fans of the Big Red, as they're apt to do, are calling for head coach Bruce Arians to turn to backup quarterback Drew Stanton, who hasn't thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2010.


Colts vs. Chargers: San Diego defense dominates Indy on Monday Night Football -

The San Diego Chargers are back to .500, wiping out the Colts in dominating home performance on Monday Night Football.

Fumblr: Is fandom worth the stress? -

Featured in Week 6's exploration of NFL memes: surviving the stress of a close game; new highs in Manningface; and a Victorian gentleman's dalliance with the brutish profession of sport.

NFL Week 6 scores and results: Takeaways from Sunday's games -

The undefeated Chiefs and the completely defeated Buccaneers. A slightly healthier RGIII? Week six in the NFL had it all.

NFL Week 6: Backup quarterbacks shine in the spotlight (kinda) -

Is the NFL entering a Renaissance for backup quarterbacks? Nick Foles, Thad Lewis, and Chad Henne all stepped up for their teams in Week 6, but others pressed into service merely made a case for...

NFL Debrief: Tom Brady, Sean Payton, unicorns & Chip Kelly -

Tom Brady's fourth-quarter comeback and the Saints' mistakes were just two of the mythical creatures keeping things interesting in Week 6.

Randall Cobb injury: Packers WR could miss 6 to 8 weeks, James Jones questionable -

The Packers were hit hard by injuries Sunday in Baltimore, particularly on the outside where Randall Cobb will be out for potentially two months and James Jones is questionable going into Week 7.

Report: Demarcus Ware To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Quad Strain - Blogging The Boys

The hits just keep coming for the Cowboys defensive line.

2013 NFL standings, Week 6: Broncos, Chiefs remain undefeated -

Two AFC West rivals are looking like the class of the league right now, while the Saints saw their perfect season end on a last-minute drive.

Houston fans cheer Matt Schaub injury as Texans hit rock bottom in Week 6 -

This is what rock bottom looks like for Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans.

LB Desmond Bishop With Torn ACL, Out For Year - Daily Norseman

The bad news keeps getting worse.

Buffalo Bills sign Matt Flynn, place Jonathan Meeks on IR (return) - Buffalo Rumblings

The Bills' journey at quarterback continues its dark and twisty narrative.

Mike Goodson's Season Ends With Torn MCL and ACL - Gang Green Nation

The Jets have lost a third of their three-headed tandem at running back.

Robert Griffin III struggles with consistency during Week 6 loss -

As RGIII went, the Redskins went on Sunday night. They ended up losing to Dallas.