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Arizona Cardinals news 10/14: Freeney in the fold, running game and more

Cardinals and NFL stories to start the day.

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The Arizona Cardinals had their day off on Tuesday, but there was plenty of content to go around. Here is what you might have missed.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Film Room: Smoke Bomb
Analyzing the 49-yard pass from Carson Palmer to John Brown from the Cardinals' 1

Infographic: Record Breaking Run Game
The three headed backfield for Arizona keeps wreaking havoc on NFL defenses

Dwight Freeney: Cardinals "Finally Called Me"
Team signs veteran pass rusher with Okafor hurting, Demens out

Around The NFC West - Week 6

All three of the Cardinals' divisional foes lost on Sunday

Birds Of A Feather Chat - Steelers Week

Hello all. It's time to chat again. West Virginia logistics has changed up the time a bit for Tuesday -- we'll start at 2:30 p.m. Arizona time (5:30 EST). As we head into the Steelers game, feel free to leave questions above.

Cory Redding breaks down attempt to hurdle Matthew Stafford - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman takes some good-natured criticism from coaches and teammates for getting tackled by Matthew Stafford.

Arizona Cardinals need Dwight Freeney to follow past FA signings - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Arizona can't just hope Dwight Freeney produces at 35 years old. They need him to be effective.

Yes, the Arizona Cardinals have a good running game

Having finished 31st in the NFL with just 1,308 rushing yards and 32nd with an average of just 3.3 yards per carry, it was certainly an area that could stand to improve.

Redding: Goal is to play best football in January, February

Cardinals defensive lineman Cory Redding says he didn't want to lower his shoulder on Matthew Stafford. He also says the Cardinals are too talented for a wild card, and he expects even more from his team.

Four Downs with Calais Campbell - Arizona Sports

Every week we will catch up with one Arizona Cardinals player and give our listeners the opportunity to submit questions to be answered on video. Submitting a question is easy, head on over to @AZSports on Twitter and tweet as many questions as you can think of. The best ones will make the cut! This week features Arizona Cardinals defensive end, Calais Campbell (@Campbell93). This is Four Downs.

Cardinals' signing of Chris Johnson proving to be a big steal - Arizona Sports

Any team that was looking to add a veteran running back in the offseason certainly had a lot of options available both via trade and free agency. Any team that was looking to add a veteran running back in the offseason certainly had a lot of options available both via trade and free agency.

Behind Enemy Lines: Pittsburgh Steelers host Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Sports

All week, we’ll keep you updated on everything going on in the Steel City as Pittsburgh prepares to take on the Cardinals at Heinz Field.

NFL:

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 6: Packers, Patriots and Bengals are clearly the NFL's best - SBNation.com

Week 5 of the NFL season is in the books and the hierarchy at the top remains the same.

The Steelers gambled and beat the Chargers with a gutsy last-second play call - SBNation.com

Pittsburgh made a risky call that could've led to a loss. But Le'Veon Bell got to the goal line, punched the ball across, and the Steelers got a W.

Fletcher Cox saved the Eagles' season - SBNation.com

The Eagles' offense found its legs against the Saints last week, but it wouldn't have been able to do much without a little help from defensive lineman Fletcher Cox and his three sacks and two forced fumbles.

Aaron Rodgers is God's favorite quarterback - SBNation.com

Green Bay's quarterback has put up mind-numbing numbers while protecting the ball at a historic rate.

Jamaal Charles goes on injured reserve with season-ending ACL tear - SBNation.com

The Chiefs running back tore his ACL Sunday against the Bears.

Cowboys will start Matt Cassel over Brandon Weeden vs. Giants - SBNation.com

Cassel replaces Brandon Weeden, who struggled as Tony Romo's replacement

Luke Kuechly returns to practice before Panthers' Week 6 game vs. Seahawks - SBNation.com

Carolina's star linebacker was sidelined for three weeks with a brain injury.

Tyrod Taylor's injury could give EJ Manuel the start vs. Bengals - SBNation.com

The Bills' starting quarterback could miss time, which would force backup EJ Manuel into duty.

The Steelers' walk-off wildcat win was Ben Roethlisberger's idea - SBNation.com

It was way too important of a play to trust Todd Haley. Monday night fallout and more news and fantasy advice awaits you in Tuesday's Rise 'n Grind.

The Steelers nearly lost on 'Monday Night Football' because of another NFL officiating error - SBNation.com

An egregious clock error likely did not affect the Steelers' win over the Chargers ... but it very easily could have.