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9/12 Arizona Cardinals news: Helping Levi, preparing for Lions

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The Arizona Cardinals were back at practice. Bruce Arians talked offensive line and several things about the opponent of the week and their weapons.


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"There were some shots that we didn’t take in the game, looking back," Arians said. "We didn’t throw a couple of balls that I would’ve liked to have called, mainly because of the pressure. Normally, I don’t do that."

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"Everybody that they have is capable of beating you," Arians said. "You can’t just look at one guy."

Cardinals Prepare To Defend Bush

Notebook: Palmer likes extra receivers; Fitzgerald limited in practice

Cardinals practice notes: TE Dray s expanded role, Arians likes Suh - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said he was pleased with backup tight end Jim Dray, who caught two passes for 21 yards Sunday in St. Louis with starter Rob Housler sidelined by an ankle injury.

Arizona Cardinals gearing up to stop multidimensional weapon in Detroit Lions' Reggie Bush

"He's a very dynamic player," said Bush. "He always has been a dynamic player. They do a lot with him in their offense. They spread him out, they get him the ball in different situations. He runs the ball between the tackles real well right now."

Arizona Cardinals preparing for Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh

Hide the women and children. Ndamukong Suh is coming to town.


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Mark Sanchez injury: Shoulder surgery may be necessary, per report -

The Mark Sanchez shoulder injury is no longer a day-to-day matter.

Breaking Madden: Peyton Manning and his offensive line of 160-pound twig-people -

For over a decade, Peyton Manning has been a Madden god. Let's destroy him.

NFL rookies guess their Madden 25 player ratings -

At the NFLPA's Rookie Premiere, SB Nation met with the NFL's biggest offensive rookies, like E.J. Manuel, Denard Robinson, and Giovani Bernard as they guessed how they should be rated in Madden 25.

NFL news roundup: Suh cleared from incident, RG3 says he is 100 percent -

The injury reports are filling up around the league with Week 2 just around the corner. We take a look at the latest headlines and injuries in the NFL.

Game of Throws: House Smith -

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49ers vs. Seahawks: Can San Francisco outmuscle Marshawn Lynch? -

The 49ers defense is a hostile matchup for most running backs. Seattle's Marshawn Lynch seems to be the exception.

Worst coaching decisions of Week 1: The tackle needs help -

NFL head coaches are smart, but even smart coaches make bad decisions. Alfie Crow recaps three of the worst NFL coaching decisions of Week 1.

NFL plays of the week: Adrian Peterson and Troy Polamalu shine in week 1 -

Adrian Peterson and Troy Polamalu turned back the clock to make two of the biggest plays this week.

NFL players of the week: Peyton Manning, Robert Quinn get honors -

The first week brought us plenty of great performances, including a few from usual suspects.

Aaron Hernandez trial: Pair of associates ordered to appear before grand jury -

One man had previously accused Hernandez in a civil suit of shooting him in the face after an argument.