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Arizona Cardinals news 12/19: Floyd's attitude, Philly's speed, NFL news

Cardinals and NFL stories to start your Saturday.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

We have reached the weekend and are a day closer to the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. To start your Saturday, here are some stories from all over the Web about the Cards and the rest of the NFL.

Cardinals:

Pasch Factor: Assessing The NFC Race
A ranking of the Cardinals' postseason competition in the drive to a Super Bowl

John Brown Tracks For 1,000 Yards
Notes: Fitzgerald scorches Eagles; Rashad Johnson game-day decision; Barkley's help

Arizona Cardinals know they must fix short-yardage problems - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Before the bye, Arizona converted 9-of-12 short-yardage plays; since the bye, they've converted only 4-of-9.

Michael Floyd s attitude, size makes him deep-ball threat - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd is becoming Carson Palmer's favorite deep threat.

Super Bowl champion Red Bryant sees title traits in Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Though he has only been with the Cardinals three weeks, former Seahawk Red Bryant likes what he sees: 'I see a lot of continuity on this team.'

Harold Goodwin: "It's on everybody" to fix short-yardage and goal line issues - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
"If we want to be a team that’s going to play deep into the playoffs, we have got to address that right now," wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said.

Cardinals need to maintain their road "intensity" in Philadelphia this weekend - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

The Cardinals can go to Philadelphia this Sunday night and do what no other team’s done in franchise history: Win a seventh game on the road in a season.

Cardinals ready for whatever pace Eagles play

When the Eagles brought in Chip Kelly, the belief was he would install the same fast-paced, up-tempo offense his Oregon Ducks ran.

Against Philly, Fitz's numbers are silly

Fitzgerald has at least one TD reception in all seven career games against the Eagles and multiple TD receptions in three of those seven games.

NFL:

The Falcons are too stubborn to succeed - SBNation.com

After a 5-0 start to the season, the Falcons are at risk of being the first team in NFL history to finish with a losing record after such a hot start. Despite the results, head coach Dan Quinn isn't changing his approach.

'Concussion' will make your head hurt - SBNation.com

While it seems the rest of the world has "Star Wars" fever, Im dealing with a bad case of post-concusson syndrome- the condition that makes my head hurt from trying to sort out all the half-truths and revisionist medical propoganda coming out of this years feel-bad Hollywood downer- Concussion.

The experts are still not impressed with Blake Bortles and his 30 touchdowns - SBNation.com

Advanced stats experts aren't very impressed with Blake Bortles, despite the fact that he already broke the Jaguars franchise record with 30 touchdown passes.

Randy Moss reveals 'Bill Belichick is a teddy bear' - SBNation.com

The future Hall of Fame receiver opened up about the Patriots, DeflateGate and his various NFL loyalties.

Jerry Rice does Twitter Q&A about books, barely remembers any books - SBNation.com

He does remember "The Grapes of Wrath," though. That's a fine book.