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Arizona Cardinals news 12/28: Pro Bowl, snubs, previewing the 49ers game

You morning roundup of Cardinals and NFL stuff.


The NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced and there were Arizona Cardinals players named and snubbed. The team's regular season finale is coming Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Today's morning stories to catch up on deal mostly with those two topics. Enjoy!


Peterson, Abraham, Bethel Pro Bowl Trio
Fitzgerald, Dockett, Campbell, Washington alternates; Dansby snubbed

Defensive Lesson From San Francisco
Notebook: Cards' run D ready; Mendenhall's future; Floyd and 1,000

Friday Five - 49ers at Cardinals

A glance at five top storylines for Sunday’s Cardinals-49ers game at University of Phoenix Stadium:

Lining Up the 49ers

Get to know the San Francisco starters

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Niners (and Bucs-Saints)

"If we don’t win, that would really be a crying shame," Arians said.

Cardinals Blogs | Ellington has goals (but they are secret)

"It’s something (I keep to) myself," Ellington said. "I don’t share it with anybody. I’ve got it written down at my place. I’m doing pretty good. I’ll let you know that."

Cardinals Blogs | Peterson vs. Crabtree an interesting storyline

Patrick Peterson didn’t see Michael Crabtree the first time the Cardinals and 49ers played. Crabtree was rehabbing a torn Achilles he hurt during the offseason. But Peterson is very aware of Crabtree, whom Peterson once called one of the the top wide receivers he had faced.

Pro Bowl selections: Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Turns out no matter how hard Karlos Dansby campaigned to be chosen for his first Pro Bowl, it wasn’t enough.

All Arizona Cardinals ready to play vs. San Francisco 49ers - ESPN

"It looks like we’ll be full-go and ready to play," Arians said. "It’s a big game. It’s fun to have the last one count. That’s what we wanted all year, for this game to matter and it matters."

Arizona Cardinals scoring most points since '09 - ESPN

One byproduct of Arizona hiring Bruce Arians was an increase in points scored.

Palmer remembers winning feeling - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

"It matters to him," Fitzgerald said. "He wants to be great. He wants the pressure on his shoulders and he has that look in the huddle every Sunday -- that who’s with me look? Who’s going to ride with me today? And to have that kind of leadership at that position means a lot to us."

Double Coverage: 49ers at Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN's Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss and 49ers reporter Bill Williamson discussed Sunday's big game in Glendale.

FTP: Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald is having 'an average year' - ESPN

Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It’ll recap the top story line from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally.

Cardinals focused on 49ers, not playoff scenarios | FOX Sports on MSN

n order to qualify for the NFL playoffs, the Cardinals must beat the 49ers on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium while the Buccaneers win in New Orleans.

Notes from the Nest: Arizona Cardinals - Dec. 27

The Arizona Cardinals had what might be their final Friday practice of the season.

Arizona Cardinals understand reality that this could be it for their season

Obviously, the Arizona Cardinals do not want Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers to be their last of the season. However, that does not mean they are unaware of the possibility that they have held their last Friday practice of the season and could be in the mist of their season's final days.


Pro Bowl rosters 2014: 41 players selected from the NFC -

The Pro Bowl selections were announced on Friday, with Drew Brees, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman among the players picked from the NFC.

2014 Pro Bowl rosters: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady headline AFC selections -

Peyton Manning headlines the AFC Pro Bowl picks with his 13th career selection. Tom Brady and Jamaal Charles were among the players chosen.2014 Pro Bowl snubs: Nick Foles, Reggie Bush miss out -

The rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl have been announced, and several players were surprisingly absent.

NFL hot seat watch: Jason Garrett gets one more chance -

Out of all the coaches on our hot seat watch, Jason Garrett is the only one who is really fighting for something in Week 17. If the Cowboys make the playoffs, he could save his job.

Uffsides: 2014 NFL playoff possibilities -

Which playoff-bound teams have a realistic shot of winning the Super Bowl? Matt Ufford and the Uffsides crew look at the Seahawks, 49ers, and even a couple AFC teams that can win Super Bowl XLVIII.

'Back' To The Future: Same old song for Phony Romo -

Theres no "I" in "back." Look it up. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Tony Gonzalez honored Sunday with special helmet -

One of the greatest tight ends to play in the NFL will take the field for the last time this week.