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Arizona Cardinals news 12/22: Gameday links and previews

Get ready for gameday with your Cardinals and NFL roundup.

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It is gameday and the Arizona Cardinals will be playing the Seattle Seahawks later today. There will also be a myriad of other football games.

Start your day with some football reading!

Cardinals Sort Through Playoff Hopes
Game in Seattle crucial piece to team's postseason considerations

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s concussion symbolizes the biggest struggle in football: Old school vs. the new reality

Larry Fitzgerald wants to prove his toughness against the Seahawks. And that could be the worst thing possible.

Warner: Cardinals' chances at Seattle hinge on big plays

"This offense is built around chunk plays, and when you get away with a few of those a game, it changes the complexion dramatically," Warner told Arizona Sports 620's Bickley and Marotta Friday.

Week 16 preview: Cardinals at Seahawks

The game, indeed, could be the biggest, most consternating challenge to date for Arians.

ESPN's Brock Huard says Seattle Seahawks' vulnerabilities are running game, penalties

"If you're going to nitpick something over the last month of the (Seahawks') season, it's been the run game," Huard said. "Marshawn (Lynch) has averaged 3.2 yards a carry over the last four weeks. High-water mark is 72 yards. He's come nowhere close to even the productivity he had down in the desert against Arizona. And Arizona's front seven has never played better."

Onside kick danger questioned after Larry Fitzgerald's concussion - ESPN

In the current state of football, where player safety is at the forefront of every play, the first question raised after Fitzgerald's hit was: Are onside kicks too dangerous?

History Lesson: Arizona Cardinals return to scene of blowout - ESPN

The memory of a 58-0 loss doesn’t fade fast but the Arizona Cardinals insist this is a different team with a different mindset. Even coach Bruce Arians said last year was last year, this year is this year. But he used a four-letter word for a little more emphasis.

Arizona Cardinals' tackles are strangers in Seattle - ESPN

The two most important pieces on Arizona’s offensive line have only heard about how loud CenturyLink Field in Seattle can get.Arizona Cardinals' tackles are strangers in Seattle - ESPN

The two most important pieces on Arizona’s offensive line have only heard about how loud CenturyLink Field in Seattle can get.

A look at the enemy chatter at Field Gulls:

Week 16 Twelve's Company with Jess Root from Revenge of the Birds - Field Gulls

This week's show will kick off with a look back at the GIANT bite the Seahawks took out of the Big Apple last week. We'll follow that up with a visit from Jesse Root, the editor of SB Nation's Arizona Cardinals blog "Revenge of the Birds" to talk ab

Explosive Opponent Preview: The Arizona Cardinals - Field Gulls

Whoopass comes from a can, it was put there by a man, in a factory downtown.

Seahawks vs Cardinals: A scrupulous look - Field Gulls

The most detailed predictions you’ll read all week.


NFL roundup: Terence Garvin draws hefty fine, Carl Nicks out for season and more -
Terence Garvin was among those fined, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Carl Nicks is likely done for the season, plus more you might have missed from Friday.

2013 NFL rookie of the year race, Week 15: Robert Woods hitting his stride -
Robert Woods is healthy and making plays for the Bills again.

A man, a plan, the Cuttlefish of Cthulu and the Super Bowl -
Jeff Cantrell wanted one thing a lot: to have the alien warlords of GWAR play at the Super Bowl in 2015. It was never going to come true, but he gave it his best, and it was beautiful.

Saturday NFL Draft watch notes -
Here's what to watch for in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Buffalo's Khalil Mack is the star of the day, but not the only pro prospect.