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The first injury report was out for the Cardinals and the Texans. The Cards talked about how the Texans coaching change will affect their game planning. They also remember how changing quarterbacks doesn't necessarily mean fixing problems.


Cardinals Blogs | Get close, and third downs should be better
The Cardinals want to get better on third-down conversions. It would allow them to keep the ball longer, it would put them in position to score more points. This is all Football 101.

Changing Quarterbacks

As Cardinals have seen, in-season switch at signal-caller is no guarantee of shift

Phillips Takes Over For Texans

Notebook: Tight end Ballard joins Cards; Fitzgerald no longer on injury report

Cardinals, Texans adjusting without Gary Kubiak - ESPN

It's not just the Houston Texans who'll have to adjust to a new head coach and a new defensive coordinator on Sunday when they play the Arizona Cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald off injury report; Rashard Mendenhall not 100 percent - ESPN

"You can get treatment on a lot of things, but a lot of the time the best remedy is just rest," Palmer said. "For Larry to have a good 10-day period where he really didn't do much and just had a chance to let that thing heal up, that will be really good for us in the second half of the season."

Tyrann Mathieu added to Pro Bowl ballot - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

What was Tyrann Mathieu's reward for being named Arizona’s starting free safety on Tuesday when the Cardinals released their latest depth chart? Mathieu A spot on the NFL’s Pro Bowl Ballot.

TE Jake Ballard happy to be back on a field - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

It’s been a long wait for new Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard.

PFT on NBCSN: Larry Fitzgerald, Coaching hot seat, Power rankings | ProFootballTalk

The Cardinals return from their bye this week and we'll talk to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on Tuesday's Pro Football Talk on NBCSN about the state of the team as they embark on the second half of their schedule.

Cardinals notes: Texans' rankings belie problems

Houston's defense ranks first in the NFL; offense eighth. But better indicators show host of issues.

Arizona Cardinals look to slow Houston Texans' duo of J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith

You can't really miss J.J. Watt.

Cards' Palmer on bye week: 'I learned a lot'

"It just kind of gives you a chance to recharge," said Palmer, "and it gave me a really good chance to go back and look at what we were doing.


A position of strength -

There's nothing surprising about locker room bullying in football, or about Richie Incognito being a jerk. But that's, increasingly, not what the story of Incognito and Jonathan Martin is about.

Uffsides: Week 10 NFL previews, featuring Panthers-49ers and divisional battles -

The NFL season is more than halfway over, and the race for playoff positioning has already begun. This week's Uffsides previews some excellent matchups, highlighted by explosive offenses in...

Tony Dorsett, Leonard Marshall, Joe DeLamielleure diagnosed with CTE, per report -

Three NFL greats have been diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition CTE resulting from concussions.

The Notebook: Seeking balance -

If balancing the run and pass is such a basic premise, why are teams like the Saints and Steelers struggling with it? Retired Buccaneers defensive end Stephen White also tackles the Dallas defensive line and find an almost perfect comparison for Alex

The road to 0-16: Jaguars, Buccaneers chasing infamy -

Two travelers. One destination. Zero wins.

Breaking Madden: One team, 46 guys named Johnson -

In recent weeks, guys named Johnson have lit up the scoreboard. In this episode of Breaking Madden, we put every Johnson in the NFL on the same team, and we have the GIFs to prove it.

Are 7 touchdowns created equal? -

Nick Foles' achievement is viewed as less impressive because of who he is, but is it fair to believe his achievement is any less worthwhile than Peyton Manning's?

NFL teams have forgotten how to earn tough yards -

As the NFL continues to become more pass-friendly by the week, teams are forgetting how to get the crucial yards.

NFL predictions: Expert picks for Week 10 -

Could the Bucs get their first win? Could the Falcons upset the Seahawks? Some of SB Nation's NFL experts think so.

Dolphins players support Richie Incognito against Jonathan Martin allegations -

Several of Richie Incognito's teammates came out in support of the Dolphins guard amid allegations of bullying toward Jonathan Martin.