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Arizona Cardinals news 10/2: Turnovers, Kevin Minter's turn, Fitz to continue resurgence

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Wow. After a Thursday of a lot of things going on about the Arizona Cardinals, there is a lot to read. There is more about Larry Fitzgerald. Kevin Minter is playing like everyone thought he could when he was drafted. And those turnovers the Cardinals are getting are turning into points. Catchup on all the stories you might have missed!


Cardinals Blogs | Cards really (really) making most of turnovers
The Cardinals lead the NFL in interceptions after three weeks. They have seven (Mathieu 2, Peterson, Powers, Rashad Johnson, Bethel, Jefferson). They have yet to recover a fumble. On the other side, Carson Palmer has thrown two interceptions, and the Cards have lost two fumbles. Their plus-3 in the turnover ratio is fine, but not overwhelming.

Larry Fitzgerald Primed To Continue Resurgence

Notes: Star wideout hasn't lost his skills; stingy second-half defense; black jerseys Sunday

Kevin Minter Earns His Turn

After rough first two years, former second-round pick blossoms as linebacker

Opposing View: Rams Prepare For Cardinals

Hear what the Rams think about the matchup with the Cardinals

Huddle Up With Jared Veldheer

The Cardinals' left tackle talks about his love of home brewing

Bickley: Larry Fitzgerald's rise fuels Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald is once again the big playmaker in Arizona

Arizona Cardinals offense to find a challenge from Rams

Arizona Cardinals offense to find a challenge from Rams

Cardinals TV ratings don't match on-field success

Cardinals are off-the-charts popular here in the greater Phoenix area. As the commercial says, "Everybody knows that."

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald touts his coach, QB

Larry Fitzgerald has tried to downplay his early-season success, preferring not to say much about his strong start

Move to right guard has Jonathan Cooper going unnoticed - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

After spending his entire career at left guard, the Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper has had to adjust to playing on the right side.

Michael Floyd’s role in Cardinals' offense slowly increasing after hand injury - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Since recovering from a hand injury in training camp, Michael Floyd has barely been a blip on the offense's radar.

Chandler Catanzaro had backup plan if kicking in NFL didn't pan out - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Knowing nothing is guaranteed in football, Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro had a Plan B just in case things didn't work out.

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's experience fits Arians' offense - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Carson Palmer's experience isn't just beneficial to the QB -- he's helping the backs, offensive linemen and receivers so the offense runs smoothly.

Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald had to go through the "process" to develop their relationship - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Fitzgerald has had to deal with various injuries over the past couple of seasons (hamstring, MCL), which slowed him down on the field and on the stat sheets. Now that he’s completely healthy, Palmer is seeing a Larry Fitzgerald that has yet to reach his full potential, which is a scary thing for defenses.

Carson Palmer: "We're confident because we're good and we know it" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Carson Palmer is the last one to think he’s all that or that his team is all that, so trust and believe what Palmer said on Wednesday about the Cardinals was far from a cocky statement.

Cardinals are virtually sackless, but offensive line still has "room to improve" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Right guard Jonathan Cooper says that’s all well and good to be leading the league in fewest sacks given up, but perfection is far from being achieved among that group.

Takeaways equal points for the Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Sports

The Cardinals have scored at least three points off all seven: five touchdowns and two field goals for a total of 41 points, tops in the NFL.

Arizona Cardinals feel fortunate Chris Johnson 'fell into our lap'

After all, he would just be another in a growing list of veterans picked up during training camp who went on to make an impact for the team.

Urban: A revitalized Larry Fitzgerald creates positive vibe around the Cardinals organization - Arizona Sports

Urban looks at the history between the Cards and Rams and previews the big division matchup, the emergence of young defenders like Minter and Gunter, and the reemergence of Larry Fitzgerald.

Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson enjoy playing the St. Louis Rams

Arizona has clearly had the Rams number in recent years and that has led to much individual success from players like Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson.


Ravens vs. Steelers 2015 final score: Baltimore wins, 23-20, in overtime -

The Baltimore Ravens kicked a field goal to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime on Thursday.

Antonio Brown’s 5/50 receiving streak ends at 35 games -

Antonio Brown went 35 games with at least five catches and at least 50 yards, but that streak ended on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Ben Roethlisberger experienced all the emotions guys do on Maury -

He went through every emotion seen on an episode of Maury.

Steve Smith places Mike Mitchell on his ‘lifetime hit list' for hit that injured him -


Andy Dalton knows what he's doing, finally -

There's something different about the Cincinnati Bengals and their quarterback this season.

The most underrated part of the Patriots' success -

Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber are here to get you ready for Week 4 in the NFL. From the Patriots to the Packers, we're not leaving anything to chance, even the AFC South!

Raiders owner Mark Davis seems like a mostly nice guy who is also a lunatic -

An insane person gained control over an NFL team and that's great.

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell explains how his abs became an Instagram phenomenon -

Good abs, man. Cool abs.

It took the Titans 3 weeks to make the worst play of the season -

The Titans were two points away from tying the Colts and closing in on a chance to grab the top spot in the AFC South. Then they called the worst play possible.

Breaking Madden: RGIII burns down Washington -

One of the most exciting quarterbacks of the decade is a third-string quarterback on America's worst sports franchise. They don't deserve to be happy. In this episode, Robert Griffin III plays defensive end for all 16 of Washington's opponents.

The Patriots are changing the game ... again -

The wildest offensive innovation in the NFL right now is coming from New England, of course. Also, hurricane troubles for Week 4, a trade and 'Thursday Night Football'.

The Eagles seem to be going out of their way to avoid using Washington's team name -

Is Philadelphia the first NFL team to stop using the controversial nickname?