Here are the stories of the morning.
Cardinals Blogs | Dialing down the Wattage
The Texans come into University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday bringing along with them the No. 1-ranked defense in the NFL (although they have an incongruous 2-6 record, but that’s a discussion for another post.) That defense is led by Watt, the maniacal, sack-grabbing, pass-knockdown king.
Cardinals Blogs | The touchy subject with Ellington
Are 20 touches enough for Ellington? Well, thanks to some research by my new co-worker Kyle Odegard (you’ve seen his work here and here and here), if the Cards get Ellington 20 touches, that’s right around the mark many of the top backs get. Here are some interesting numbers:
Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Texans
"I don’t know how they are 2 and 6."
A glance at five top storylines for Sunday’s Cardinals-Texans game at University of Phoenix Stadium:
Notebook: 2004 Cards' draft class reunites; Sowell ready to play; Mendenhall to start
Fans attending the Cardinals-Texans game at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday should expect a higher volume of traffic due to a variety of other events taking place this weekend.
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was a popular guy this week.
ESPN.com Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss and Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discuss Sunday's matchup.
They're 4-4 midway through the season, the defense is carrying them and the offense is struggling. Is it 2012 all over again? Nope, not in the least.
Foster suffered a back injury in the first series against the Indianapolis Colts in last Sunday night's game.
Turf toe is a general term used for sprained or torn ligaments in a toe, but it’s painful, the running back said.
If the Cardinals truly entertain playoff hopes, a win over the 2-6 Texans is nearly a necessity.
Including playoff games, the Cards won 13 of 19 games at University of Phoenix Stadium, and turned the venue into a pretty intimidating place for an opponent to play football.
The Arizona Cardinals' left tackle was out with the flu, and he was well enough Friday to get back on the practice field in preparation for the Houston Texans and their top-rated defense.
We let Jim Schwartz off the hook for now and turn all our focus to Greg Schiano as he marches inexorably toward 0-16.
PFT Commenter is back with some strong takes about what's really plaguing the NFL: players whose motivation has nothing to do with winning and everything to do with themselves. Brace yourself for a hot serving of big boy opinions.
The Minnesota Vikings have a tough decision to make at quarterback after Christian Ponder dislocated his shoulder on Thursday night.
The Minnesota Vikings got a rare victory tonight, and some people are unhappy for some reason. Really, I don't know if I understand.
Leave it to the New York tabloids to give the Miami Dolphins hazing scandal proper context. And CNN.
The Washington Redskins suffered a bad loss, but it can't be attributed to the second-year quarterback.
Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown will have an increased role with the absence of Justin Blackmon, but it's a chance that is nearly two years in the making.