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Arizona Cardinals news 10/31: John Brown game-time decision, Markus Golden impact

Saturday Cardinals and NFL links

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It's Saturday! Here's your last minute roundup of Cardinals and NFL news before gameday.

Cardinals:

Cardinals' red-zone offense vastly different in wins, losses

In their two losses, the Cardinals have but one red-zone TD, and opponents are using all-out blitzes to disrupt Arizona's offense inside the 20.

Cardinals WR John Brown to be game-time decision vs. Browns

Brown missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but worked on a limited basis on Friday and could possibly play in Cleveland.

Josh McCown to start vs. Cardinals

Browns quarterback Josh McCown, who suffered shoulder and rib injuries vs. St. Louis last week, will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.

Markus Golden's impact on Cardinals' defense coming six weeks early

Once rookie Markus Golden realized football is still football not matter whether you're playing in college or the pros, his development took off.

A.Q. Shipley gets to 'hit somebody' as Cardinals fullback

While A.Q. Shipley waits for his opportunity on the offensive line, he's getting playing time as the Cardinals' fill-in fullback.

John Brown Status Again Wait-And-See

Cardinals benefit from chunk plays; Powers questionable; Dansby reunion

Friday Five: Cardinals At Browns

A glance at the top storylines for the Cardinals-Browns game Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland

Cardinals Notecards: Cardinals at Browns

A look at the important stats to watch for heading into Sunday's bout with Cleveland

Chris Johnson: "I try to run hard every time I touch the ball"

Pro Football Focus took a deeper look into Johnson's numbers, and what they found is pretty astounding. Of his 567 rushing yards, Johnson got 349 of them after a defender - or defenders - contacted him. Only Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (367) has more yards after contact than Johnson according to PFF.

Patrick Peterson: Cardinals secondary has a "college feel" to it

"I think the biggest thing is they care about each other," defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. "I'm not talking just as players, but personally they care about each other. They know about each other's kids, (and) their families. Off the field, on the field, in the meeting room, those guys care a lot about each other, and they're really close."

NFL:

Redskins' Pierre Garcon sues FanDuel on behalf of NFL players

Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon is leading a class-action lawsuit for NFL players against daily fantasy site FanDuel, which said the suit is "without merit."

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Fortunate to be alive, 'same JPP'

Jason Pierre-Paul isn't sure when he will return to the field but says he will not have to wear any special equipment except a four-fingered glove on his surgically repaired right hand.

Police: Jeremiah Ratliff said he 'felt like killing everybody' at facility

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff said he "felt like killing everybody" at the team facility the day before he was released by the Bears, according to a police report.

A bug's life: NFL says Jets didn't request locker-room sweep in New England

The latest chapter in the Border War involves a locker room that was or wasn't checked for bugs -- you know, listening devices.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) won't play vs. Rams

Carlos Hyde, the NFL's ninth-leading rusher with 470 yards, had not practiced this week; he suffered the injury against the Giants on Oct. 11.

Week 8 Notebook: Peyton Manning, NFL's biggest question markMarcus Mariota out, Mettenberger to start vs. Texans

Marcus Mariota will miss his second straight game for the Tennessee Titans.

'Boys planning for Romo's return to practice next week

Officially allowed to return to practice next week, Romo has been throwing and "looks good," according to coach Jason Garrett on Friday.