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12/1 Arizona Cardinals news: Clash of playoff hopefuls

Both the Cardinals and the Eagles need a win to stay in the playoff hunt. Analyze the match-up with today's links.

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Cry "havoc," and let slip the birds of war! One NFL playoff hopeful will watch their dreams slip away today -- will the Cardinals' defense carry them to victory? Check in with some of the Arizona's emerging stars, including Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Speaking of stars, what did the Eagles have to say about cornerback Patrick Peterson?


Week 13 Preview: Cardinals vs. Eagles
The story lines are endless when it comes to Sunday's NFC showdown between the Cardinals and Eagles.

Coordinator Todd Bowles has defense leading the playoff charge
With a new scheme and six new starters, Bowles has crafted a defense that has carried the Cardinals (7-4) into playoff contention.

Eagles not afraid of Pro Bowl CB Patrick Peterson
Just because Peterson has quickly earned the coveted "shutdown corner" label doesn’t mean Nick Foles won’t be looking in DeSean Jackson’s direction.

Arizona Cardinals rush to prepare for Philadelphia Eagles' tempo
For Sunday’s game, how the Cardinals substitute may be the difference between a wild-card playoff spot and a spot on their couch come January.

Michael Floyd emerges with experience
All it took for Michael Floyd to emerge as the receiver the Cardinals thought he’d be was a shoulder so sore he struggles to throw an overhand pass.

Andre Ellington Making Quite an Impact for Cardinals
The University of Clemson product leads the NFL with a 6.0 yards per carry average and has scored three touchdowns this season. He has a combined 688 yards from scrimmage and will be missed if he can't suit up for today's huge contest. Both teams are battling to make the NFC playoffs.

Cardinals Need One For The Road
"We’ve got to be able to do it on the road, because probably in the playoffs we’ll be on the road, and we’ve got to learn to win on the road," coach Bruce Arians said.


Saturday NFL Draft watch notes: Rivalry week -
Ohio State/Michigan, Florida/Florida State and South Carolina/Clemson featured a bevy draft prospects in Week 14 of the college football season.

What we learned from Week 14 in college football -
Here are the things we learned from Week 14, or "Rivalry Week," of college football.

Charles Johnson of Carolina Panthers out; DeAngelo Williams iffy - ESPN
Defensive end Charles Johnson will miss his second straight start for the Carolina Panthers with a right knee sprain, but should be ready for next week's NFC South showdown against the New Orleans Saints.

Percy Harvin doubtful for Seattle Seahawks on Monday -
Percy Harvin is doubtful to play for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints. The wide receiver spent Saturday consulting with doctors about his healing hip.