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11/15 Arizona Cardinals news: Cooper waits; previewing Lions game

Your Saturday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFC West news.

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Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

While Jonathan Cooper waits for his chance to play, Arizona Cardinals guards Ted Larsen and Paul Fanaika have allowed a pressure once every 7.59 quarterback dropbacks this season -- good for third-highest in the NFL. Alright then.


Patrick Peterson Ready For Megatron
Notebook: Thomas set at No. 2 QB this week; Stinson will sit out; Cards add defensive end

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Lions, Stanton leads the way
Fitting, perhaps, that the first game of the defining portion of Drew Stanton’s career will be against the team he grew up watching and then playing for. Stanton moved to Michigan while in high school and later played at Michigan State, and then the Detroit Lions drafted him.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions scouting report
Kent Somers previews and predicts the outcome for Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals: Complete Week 11 Preview for Arizona | Bleacher Report
Shaun Church also previews the game and gives his prediction for the outcome.

Cardinals' weak ground game balanced by great rush defense
If it seems like it's been a lifetime since the Cardinals last allowed a 100-yard rusher, it's because it's true. Well, at least by NFL standards.

Arizona Cardinals' prime task: Defending Megatron
The Detroit Lions haven't really broken out offensively since a Week 1 win over the New York Giants, but that should come with an asterisk. Star receiver Calvin Johnson (aka Megatron) missed three of those games with an ankle injury, returning last week against the Miami Dolphins.

Jonathan Cooper continues to improve, wait for his opportunity
A lot of people saw the 24 yards Arizona's running backs gained on 19 carries Sunday against the St. Louis Rams and were left wondering where Jonathan Cooper, the team's first-round pick in 2013, was.

Rest of NFC West

49ers are off to New York for Giants game - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers departed for New Jersey Friday afternoon. They will arrive Friday night, and have Saturday and Sunday morning to get acclimated to the time change. Fortunately, this is the last significant bit of travel of the regular season.

Chris Borland named NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week - Niners Nation
The 49ers 2014 draft class is off to a strong start, and they brought home some Internet hardware. Linebacker Chris Borland was voted Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Saints. Can he get into the Rookie of the Year mix?

Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks' complete run game - Field Gulls
Who needs to be the second-half MVP to finish the year strong?

Seahawks vs. Chiefs: Players, coaches talk about upcoming matchup at Arrowhead - Field Gulls
Here's a roundup of Seahawks players and coaches interviews and press conferences from the last few days.

The 10-Step Approach To Fixing The Rams' Offensive Line - Turf Show Times
Addressing the offensive line will be right near the top of the Rams' priority list this coming off-season. How do they fix a unit that's ageing, injury-prone, and mired in mediocrity?

Rams-Broncos: Injury Report (UPDATED) - Turf Show Times
The Friday injury report is out with a couple names to stay tuned on...