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Arizona Cardinals news 9/23: The bye week begins

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Bruce Arians net with the media on Monday. The team might have signed a new running back. Here are the stories you might have missed.


Drew Stanton must remain Cardinals' QB over Carson Palmer -
Drew Stanton has filled in brilliantly for injured QB Carson Palmer. In fact, Adam Schein says this should become a permanent change for the Arizona Cardinals, who look like the NFC's second-best team.

Sneaky Cardinals sign Chargers RB Marion Grice |
Running back Marion Grice very well could've been added to the 53-man roster.

Todd Bowles Makes All The Right Adjustments
Defensive coordinator manages to tweak Cardinals' defense every week

Cardinals Film Room: Tony Jefferson Comes Free
Analyzing the safety's fourth quarter sack that stalled the 49ers

Cardinals Blogs | Keim: Happy, but still searching for an edge rusher
“We will look at trade options but why would teams want to trade guys who can rush the passer?” Keim asked rhetorically.

Cardinals Blogs | Cromartie OK as Cards head into bye

“Biggest thing is to get us fresh, get the minor injuries resolved so we can go full-speed (a week from today),” Arians siad.

Cardinals Blogs | “Apprehensive” Mathieu not there yet

This is all natural for a guy coming off major knee surgery to repair an ACL and LCL. Mathieu couldn’t argue with Arians’ assessment. On third downs (and one fourth down), Mathieu said, he was playing “a little lackadaisical” in his technique.

Arizona coach Bruce Arians feels hit on Drew Stanton was cheap shot - ESPN

“There’s no doubt he was sliding and that could have ended his career, that hit,” Arians said. “But he’s extremely tough.

Quick recap of Arizona Cardinals Bruce Arians' presser - ESPN

During his Monday news conference following Arizona's 23-14 win against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals will focus on young players this week before preparing for Denver on Oct. 5.

Fantasy Now: Larry Fitzgerald - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: After another disappointing week, is Larry Fitzgerald still ownable in fantasy?

Cardinals rewind: What we learned in win vs. 49ers

Kent Somers looks back at the Arizona Cardinals' 23-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Cardinals defense maintaining elite play against all odds | FOX Sports

Despite myriad personnel losses, the Cardinals defense still ranks among the NFL's best in scoring and overall defense.

Brawl breaks out in stands at Cardinals, 49ers game

Near section 409 in the upper level of University of Phoenix Stadium more than a dozen fans exchanged punches that eventually led to people being pushed down stairs.

All-Access with Bruce Arians: Following the win over San Francisco

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before.

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim continues to rave about rookie John Brown

Just three weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the legend of Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver John Brown continues to grow.


Monday Night Football, Bears vs. Jets: Bears knock off New York on the road -

Chicago started strong, the Jets rallied, but the Bears held on to win a tight game in New York. With the win, Chicago improves to 2-1 while New York drops to 1-2.

Ravens owner says everyone else is lying about Ray Rice -

The Baltimore Ravens refuted an "Outside the Lines" report on Monday that detailed the team's knowledge and handling of Ray Rice's domestic violence incident that was caught on surveillance video.

Chart Party: Florida's NFL teams are sad as all hell -

Let's hear it for the state of Florida, our nation's chief importer of losses and exporter of points.

MMBM Week 3: The best week in NFL history -

From Roger Goodell's widely panned press conference to the debut of Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, it's been a wild week in the NFL. Who better than the ultimate fan to break it all down?

Ravens attempt to disassemble ESPN report, point by point -

The Baltimore Ravens released statements from various employees refuting the "Outside the Lines" report from ESPN.

How every Broncos fan feels after another loss to the Seahawks -

The Broncos kept the Super Bowl rematch much closer. It only made the final result more painful.

The Post-Mortem, Week 3: Patriots, 49ers and Buccaneers have something in common -

Three teams have shown an acute phobia for scoring touchdowns in the second half. The SB Nation epidemiology department has a look under the hood at this and other epidemics plaguing teams.

Ryan Tannehill might not be the Dolphins' starter for long -

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin declined to name Ryan Tannehill the starter for next week's game against the Raiders.

What we learned Sunday in the NFL, Week 3: The wide open AFC -

Sunday left us wondering which teams are the AFC's best. In the NFC, the 3-0 Cards and Eagles are getting hard to overlook. The SB Nation NFL team tackles those teams and two rookie QB debuts.