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12/5 Arizona Cardinals news: 3rd Downs, running game still unfixed

Your daily news update of the Cardinals and NFL

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Cardinals, Chiefs Been On Same Path
Cards focusing on better football as they head for home stretch

Larry Fitzgerald Close to Playing - And Talking
Notebook: Veldheer returns but Foote sits out; Shaughnessy ready; Game sells out

Cardinals Blogs | Jaron Brown hit costs Falcons safety
Seems the NFL office agreed with Arians about the play

Cardinals Blogs | Taking a second to look at third downs
A weakness of 2013 has returned: 3rd down conversions

Cardinals Blogs | Arians: Ellington likely game-day decision
Committee of running backs most likely to play Sunday

Arizona Cardinals poised to get Larry Fitzgerald back this Sunday
Larry Fitzgerald returning may mean a pickup in offense efficiency

Arizona Cardinals need to run the football to get back in win column
A decent rushing offence is critical if the Cardinals want to continue winning

Arizona Cardinals enjoying big homefield advantage in Bruce Arians era
Since Bruce Arians started coaching the team has had only two home losses

Arizona Cardinals Jared Veldheer among top-10 offseason signings - ESPN
Jared Veldheer was signed to be a cornerstone of Arizona

Andy Reid saw head-coaching potential in 'brilliant' Todd Bowles - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Andy Reid thinks Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles would be a good head coach some day.

Where the Arizona Cardinals stand in playoff picture - ESPN
Here is the weekly look at the Cardinals current season standing


Cowboys vs. Bears 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from Dallas' 41-28 win -
The Cowboys got another monster game from DeMarco Murray and snuffed out a late Bears rally to improve to 9-4 on the season.

3 Kyle Orton jerseys are better than 1 -
Where can I get mine?!

Jay Cutler points at himself after throwing game-clinching interception -
While it was Chicago's porous defense that failed to stopped the Dallas Cowboys offense, Jay Cutler could only blame himself after throwing the interception that ended the game. He probably...

Watch Brandon Marshall make an insane one-handed, juggling catch -

'Toxic' environment dragging down the Jets, Rex Ryan -
There's tension between the Jets head coach and his offensive coordinator. Players are questioning the motivations and management decisions by the front office. It's a toxic culture behind the 2-10 record.

Washington's secondary is the team's biggest problem, not RG3 -
The RGIII and Colt McCoy quarterback drama is far more interesting for the media to dissect, and while it's not pretty under center in Washington, it's the secondary that has been the bigger disaster. Stephen White reviews its latest work.

Ranking the NFL's beautiful, boy band-worthy kickers, based solely on looks -
This week's absurd power rankings have something for NFL fans AND One Direction lovers.

Ravens' NT Haloti Ngata suspended for violating performance enhancing substances policy -
Ngata will miss the rest of the regular season after a violation of NFL policy.

Jay Gruden is done with RG3, according to report -
Jay Gruden is ready to part ways with Robert Griffin III this offseason, per reports.

Cordarrelle Patterson benched, Titans CEO threatens roster shakeup -
Expected to be a breakout star coming into 2014, the wideout has been demoted from his starting spot in Minnesota.

Jadeveon Clowney will have season-ending surgery -
Clowney will be placed on injured reserve, ending his injury-marred rookie season.

Rams DT Aaron Donald belongs in the Pro Bowl -
You might have missed the Rams rookie defensive tackle, but soon enough you'll know all about Aaron Donald. Retired NFL defensive lineman Stephen White makes the case for Donald to be a household name.

Jets' DL Sheldon Richardson says 'Darren Wilson is a pig' -
The New York Jets' defensive lineman, who grew up in St. Louis, expressed some strong feelings about the officer who shot Michael Brown and the tension between police and citizens in his hometown.

5 ridiculous NFL playoff scenarios -
ESPN's playoff scenario generator is back. Let's get crazy.

Chip Kelly gets sassy about the Florida coaching job -
World-class sass from the Eagles coach.

Ryan Leaf released from prison -
Ryan Leaf was released from prison on Wednesday after serving two years.

NFL Picks, Week 14: Cardinals' slide continues, Patriots should rebound -
Will the Patriots get back on track with a tough road trip to San Diego? Who wins the key AFC North showdown between the Bengals and Steelers? Our experts give their picks for those games and the rest of the Week 14 slate.

Jaguars' Sen'Derrick Marks is Hoss of the Week for wrecking Giants backfield -
The best players on the Jaguars don't get much attention because of the team's struggles, but one defensive lineman rolled through the Giants backfield in Week 13 and became a major part of a comeback that led to the team's second win of the season.