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11/12 Arizona Cardinals news: Victory Monday, Mendenhall's best game

Your morning Cardinals and NFL news roundup.

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The Arizona Cardinals had a day off...well, the veterans did. The press didn't, and there were plenty of stories.


Bill Barnwell on Week 10 - Grantland
Andre Ellington and Patrick Peterson are featured.

Cardinals Blogs | A second-half push for the defense
The Texans gained just 41 net yards in the second half and had zero net yards in the third quarter.

Diversifying The Offense

Better running, multiple pass catchers should help Cardinals down the stretch

Victory Monday - Bruce Arians locker room speech

Go inside the locker room to celebrate with the team and hear Bruce Arians' address to the team.

Cards Daily - Arians recaps the win over Houston

Head Coach Bruce Arians spoke with the media after watching film of the 27-24 win over the Houston Texans.

Upon Further Review: Cardinals Week 10 - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

A review of four hot issues from the Arizona Cardinals' 27-24 win over the Houston Texans.

Quick hits from Bruce Arians - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

"We set a goal way back, once we hit five wins," Arians said. "Five wins and then we start having victory Monday.

Rewind: Cardinals winning games they're supposed to win

Cardinals strengthen playoff hopes by finding ways to beat lesser foes.

Playoffs for the still-flawed Cardinals? Why not?

Cardinals plenty flawed, but win over Texans has them in good position for run at wild-card berth.

Job saved? Carson Palmer playing better for Arizona Cardinals

"Carson did a great job for us today," receiver Larry Fitzgerald said after Sunday's 27-24 win over the Texans. "He made some great throws."

Cardinals GM Steve Keim: Nice to see offense use all three tight ends

Every stop along his long-winding road to Arizona, Bruce Arians has favored an offensive scheme that highlights the tight end position.

Random Redbird Thoughts

Palmer continues to make just enough throws to keep his job and as long as the Cardinals remain above .500 don't expect to see any changes at quarterback.

Notes from the Nest: Arizona Cardinals practice - Nov. 11

The Arizona Cardinals got to revel in their 27-24 win over the Houston Texans by having Monday off. It was "Victory Monday," meaning the team's veterans were not required to come in.

Andre Ellington leads surging Arizona Cardinals running game

Do the Arizona Cardinals have a running game?

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: Rashard Mendenhall 'probably had his best game as a Cardinal'

"He's been very solid in his pass protection, and he gives us a heck of a leader in that room of young players that you have to have. He's a quality player."

Justin Bethel makes big impact on special teams

Justin Bethel has not missed a game over his year and a half in the NFL.


NFL playoff picture 2013: Browns, Packers chasing wild-card spots -

The Seahawks look to be on their way to the top seed in the NFC, while the idle Chiefs have a huge game in Denver next weekend with serious playoff implications.

Dolphins vs. Buccaneers 2013, Week 10: Live coverage, score updates and more -

There are no more winless teams in the NFL! One day after the Jags finally broke through, the Bucs knocked off a spiraling Dolphins team on another ugly Monday night.

Biggest losers: The 36 worst NFL seasons of all-time and the coaches that led them -

What's the fate of a coach like Gus Bradley or Greg Schiano? History says that there's a good chance they won't coach again, but also that there's a slight chance they'll be Super Bowl bound. Very slight.

NFL Debrief: Nick Foles' mystery trip -

The Eagles have a quarterback of the moment, and it might be all they need to win the NFC East. This week's Debrief tries to understand the Eagles, celebrates the gadget player and wonders what might happen to the Falcons.

Rob Ryan, coach of the people and New Orleans folk hero -

Rob Ryan has transformed the worst defense in NFL history into one of the NFL's best units. Oh, and he hangs out in dive bars with Saints fans after home games. What other NFL coaches would you possibly want to get a beer with?

Donald Penn gets fat guy receiving touchdown -


In this Broncos vs. Chiefs hype video, the only loser is geography -

You're not in Kansas anymore, Kansas City Chiefs! Oh, you never were? Right on, then.

Richie Incognito: Jonathan Martin willingly gave money, took part in other pranks -

Richie Incognito elaborated on his relationship with Jonathan Martin while also defending his actions in an interview with Jay Glazer of Fox Sports

NFL takeaways: Panthers become legitimate, while Denver has a scare -

A win over the San Francisco 49ers has legitimized Carolina, now it's a question of whether they can keep it up. Takeaways looks back at that game and the rest of Sunday's action.