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Arizona Cardinals news 10/16: Haunted Greenbriar, pressures and the matchup against Pittsburgh

Your Cardinals and NFL links to start the day.

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Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | The Greenbrier haunting Tony Jefferson
Tony Jefferson didn’t come to The Greenbrier expecting ghosts or a haunted room, but he insists he heard a voice — "a little girl voice" — whispering something that first night. "The lights haven’t been off since," the safety said (with teammate Patrick Peterson laughing in the background.)

Cardinals Unfazed By Lack Of Sacks

Defense more interested in consistent pressure, turnovers than gaudy sack totals

"Going Out And Showing" The Run Game

Notes: Cardinals led league in yards per rush; Iupati sits out practice; Halting no-huddle

Cardinals LB Kevin Minter appreciates adversity, Larry Foote

Minter grew up in his second NFL season, and his credit for doing so goes to former Cardinals linebacker and current inside linebackers assistant coach Larry Foote.

Huddle Up With Lawrence Okoye

Cardinals' practice squad DE talks about the Olympics and his many other accomplishments

Tyrann Mathieu ranks among best corners, even as a safety - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Although he plays safety in the Cardinals' base defense, Tyrann Mathieu has proven to be a force as a slot cornerback

Traveling in a pack eases Cardinals’ minds of haunted Greenbrier - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Staying in 'haunted' Greenbrier is giving Arizona Cardinals players a pack mentality.

Carson Palmer: Bruce Arians is "as good a head coach as there is in the game" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Between keeping his team together at a plush West Virginia resort for a week, and preparing for a very tough opponent in the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, quarterback Carson Palmer says his head coach, Bruce Arians, really doesn’t have a whole lot of time to focus on his return to his old stomping grounds.

Dwight Freeney's in "a great situation" with Cardinals - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Dwight Freeney was so unsure about his playing future in the NFL that he was this close to retiring.

Bruce Arians: Steelers game is "just another game on the schedule" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"I’ve been in the visiting side of that locker room about, oh gosh, eight times," Arians said. I’ve been in both sides of that locker room. So yeah, it’s just another game on the schedule."

Tony Jefferson, Cardinals secondary wary of Greenbrier ghost

Legend has it the ghost of Zona Heaster, who in 1897 was murdered in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, haunts the resort that opened in 1778.

Bruce Arians faces off with organization that 'refired' him

Two years ago, when Bruce Arians was preparing the Arizona Cardinals for a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, the coach compared playing against the team he led as the interim boss the previous season to playing your brother in the backyard.

Sando: Veldheer Cardinals' most important non-QB player

Should Veldheer get hurt and miss time, the options on the roster to replace him would be Earl Watford, who began the season as the team’s starting right tackle, veteran Bradley Sowell and rookie D.J. Humphries.

NFL.com ranks Arizona Cardinals offense 4th

But NFL.com’s Gil Brandt ranks the Arizona offense fourth in the NFL, all after writing 302 glowing words about every Cardinal offensive contributor. Brandt likes what he sees from Carson Palmer, Chris Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and coach Bruce Arians.

NFL:

Falcons vs. Saints 2015 final score: Atlanta no longer undefeated after 31-21 New Orleans win - SBNation.com

The Falcons fall to 5-1, while the Saints improve to 2-4 on the season.

What the hell were the Titans thinking on 3rd-and-23? - SBNation.com

The Titans almost had an underdog win against the Bills all sewn up, and they threw it all away in the fourth quarter with the dumbest play call of the season. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at some really bad football.

Joe Montana on the Patriots: 'If you ain't cheating you ain't trying.' - SBNation.com

The 49ers legend had some interesting thoughts on the Patriots cheating scandals.

PFT Commenter literally interviews presidential candidate Martin O'Malley - SBNation.com

Martin O'Malley was smart enough to sit down with PFT Commenter to discuss Joe Flacco.

Breaking Madden: Ryan Tannehill is banished to Tannehell - SBNation.com

Ryan Tannehill is trapped in a football nightmare, and a Madden glitch is his only way out.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Remember when Jim Caldwell was going to fix Matthew Stafford? - SBNation.com

Stephen, Danny and RVB take a closer look at the Bengals, wonder if the Lions will ever win another game and preview the rest of Week 6 in the NFL.

Buffalo Bills' Sammy Watkins wants the ball more - Buffalo Rumblings

Who can blame him? The receiver is electric and if he wants more chances, give them to him.

When will the NFL's 5 remaining undefeated teams finally lose? - SBNation.com

There were six undefeated teams heading into Week 6, but the Falcons were the first to fall, leaving five. So when will the streak end for the five remaining undefeated teams?

Seahawks suspend FB Derrick Coleman after hit and run arrest - SBNation.com

Coleman was arrested Thursday morning and is being held without bail.

Peyton Manning is struggling. No, the Broncos can't bench him. - SBNation.com

No, Peyton Manning is not going to be benched.

Saints fan attends game in perfect Rob Ryan costume - SBNation.com

Halloween has already started.