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Arizona Cardinals news 12/7: Getting ready for the Rams, perhaps without Carson Palmer

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It's the day before when the Arizona Cardinals play, which means that there are game previews galore. Here they are!


Cardinals Blogs | Wounded Palmer is a game-day decision
"He’ll be a game-time," Arians said. "I’m sure he’ll be ready to go."

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Rams

It’s hard to get away from what is the main storyline for Sunday: Is Carson Palmer going to be the quarterback?

Lining Up the Rams

Get familiar with the starters for St. Louis

Friday Five: Rams At Cardinals

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

Tyrann Mathieu Has Grown Since Rams Game

Notebook: QB Palmer is game-day decision to play with elbow problem

Carson Palmer of Arizona Cardinals expected to play despite elbow injury - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects quarterback Carson Palmer, who has been slowed by an injury to his throwing elbow, to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

Tyrann Mathieu's growth with Cardinals since Week 1 evident - ESPN

He was a mystery in the eyes of the NFL, a troubled college player whose professional skills were as unknown as the afternoon weather. But any questions about how the 5-foot-9 safety would handle the rigors of the NFL were answered on one play. Mathieu tracked down St. Louis tight end Jared Cook late in the first quarter, punching the ball out of his grasp and forcing a fumble.

Double Coverage: St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals - ESPN

Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss and Rams reporter Nick Wagoner sat down to discuss the upcoming matchup.

FTP: Ballard waiting for playing time - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Ballard has a better feeling for the playbook and the scheme, he said. He also feels like the coaching staff is starting to trust him more.

Arizona Cardinals feel urgency to -- finally -- win in NFC West - ESPN

The Cardinals didn’t need Arians to tell them something they already knew: It’s time for a win.

3TFO: Rams @ Cardinals, Week 14 |

With a lost last week, the Cardinals playoff run came under pressure and with the Rams coming to town what areas could decide this divisional match up?


The Seattle Seahawks front seven cannot be stopped -

Defensive tackles in coverage, linebackers darting around the field and pass rushers in unexpected places, the Seattle Seahawks' do-it-all front seven clamped down on Drew Brees and revealed what makes it the most feared unit in the NFL.

Gary Kubiak fired by Texans, Wade Phillips named interim head coach -

A disappointing season has resulted in the firing of the second coach in team history.

Kirk Cousin's wedding registry demonstrates better leadership than RGIII's -

Cousins has a registr-WE, Griffin had a registr-ME

The NFL is good, but it's filling -

Like a certain movie sequel, the NFL pervades every aspect of our existence. At what point is it just too much?

2014 NFL Draft order: Texans solidify grasp on No. 1 overall pick with loss to Jaguars -

With a 27-20 loss to the Jaguars, the Texans are on their way to securing the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The struggles of Matt Schaub and Case Keenum may have solidified their decision with the first overall pick.