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Tuesday was the team's off day. That doesn't mean there isn't anything to read. We have plenty of Cardinals and NFL stories.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Film Room: Cory Redding Rumbles
Analyzing Kareem Martin's forced fumble which Redding returned for a TD

Birds Of A Feather Chat - Seahawks Week
It's that time of week. We will start the chat at 1 p.m. Tuesday. As always, leave a question in the spot above. The Cards are 13-2 and still have a chance at the No. 1 seed going into Sunday's finale against the Seahawks.

Around The NFC West - Week 17

The Rams knock off the Seahawks and the 49ers lose again

Cardinals Blogs | A lonely Patrick Peterson, and reasons why

Patrick Peterson has had some fun with the idea teams are throwing at him rarely this season. It’s popped up on the cornerback’s social media a few times, the most recent after he rendered Packers wideout Randall Cobb relatively useless last weekend.

Arizona Cardinals' Markus Golden may miss Sunday's game with knee injury

Cardinals starting outside linebacker Markus Golden reported a knee injury to coaches on Tuesday and might not play on Sunday, coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday evening in his weekly appearance on SiriusXm.

How scouts evaluated Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson

No honest NFL scout or assistant would tell you today that he predicted Cardinals running back David Johnson would gain 1,000 or so yards from scrimmage and score 13 touchdowns in his rookie season.

Bickley: Arizona Cardinals shouldn't risk loss of Palmer

Bruce Arians is one of the best head coaches in the NFL. But he's making a mistake by playing Carson Palmer.

Justin Bethel getting used to being picked on by quarterbacks - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Justin Bethel has been learning on the fly as he's been forced into duty at cornerback, but that's the only way to get better.

Did Carson Palmer take advantage of Cam Newton, Tom Brady losses? - Carolina Panthers Blog- ESPN

Carson Palmer's big game on Sunday may have moved him up in the MVP debate, but Cam Newton's overall body of work this year still has him at the top.

Bruce Arians and Cardinals have zero time to rest with Seahawks coming to town - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"We will approach this game as if it was Game 1 of the season and treat it like every game," the Cardinals head coach said. "We don’t want to set a pattern of different behavior."

Cardinals are the team to beat

The most important voice, the Vegas oddsmakers, say the Cardinals are the co-favorites to win the Super Bowl.

Cardinals' Palmer 2015 Arizona Sports Athlete of the Year

The staff of Arizona Sports has voted, and Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is the 2015 Athlete of the Year.

Best offense in the NFL? Cardinals can make the claim

The level the Cardinals have achieved to this point is the culmination of a process that began when Bruce Arians took over before the 2013 season.

NFL:

Eagles fire head coach Chip Kelly in midst of losing season - SBNation.com

The Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs after going 6-9 in Chip Kelly's third season.

Rams DE William Hayes dragged the Seahawks back to Earth - SBNation.com

Someone forgot to tell Williams Hayes and the Rams defense that their team had nothing left to play for this season. They ended up beating the hottest team in the NFL thanks to a Hoss-worthy performance from the veteran defensive end.

Jay Gruden has Washington thinking differently - SBNation.com

It's been a bumpy ride, but Jay Gruden's plan is paying dividends.

Ending the Panthers' undefeated season gave the Falcons a jump start on 2016 - SBNation.com

Just two short weeks after being humiliated by the Panthers, the Falcons handed Carolina their first loss of the season. What changed for Atlanta?

Two big reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles released Chip Kelly - Bleeding Green Nation

And now the truth comes out.

2015 NFL power rankings, Week 17: Cardinals on top, Chiefs climb; Patriots, Steelers and Seahawks drop - SBNation.com

The Cardinals take over the top spot in our rankings for the first time this season.

Chip Kelly was fired and Twitter knew before Eagles players did - SBNation.com

How can a team do that?

Despite what Bill Belichick thinks, it is definitely better to start overtime with the ball - SBNation.com

Bill Belichick is one of football's all-time geniuses. Did he actually make a glaring, obvious mistake that cost his team the game?

Browns head coach says ‘circumstances are different’ for latest Johnny Manziel party video - SBNation.com

However, Browns coach Mike Pettine said that the "circumstances are different" for this latest incident.

Drew Brees says he and Sean Payton plan on staying in New Orleans - SBNation.com

Brees has a $30 million cap hit next season. Payton's name has been in the rumor mill for months. But the quarterback insists they're both part of the plan for the team's future.

The ending of Broncos-Bengals overtime is living proof that BALL DON'T LIE - SBNation.com

Thanks, ball, for your continued honesty.