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Arizona Cardinals news 12/4: Confidence in David Johnson, Mathieu's savage season

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Tyrann Mathieu's Savage Season
Safety's drive for memorable 2015 has him in Defensive Player of the Year conversation

Opposing View: Rams Talks Division Rivalry
Hear from Coach Fisher and the St. Louis Rams on Sunday's big division match up

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald having a big year
Fitzgerald needs just 8 receiving yards to reach 1,000 and is also is just eight catches shy of 1,000 for his career.

Arizona Cardinals know how to work, but can they rest?
Arizona Cardinals know how to work. But can they rest?

Cardinals' Justin Bethel more comfortable at outside CB than nickel - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Bethel would prefer to stay outside as Jerraud Powers' replacement, but he's been preparing in case he has to play nickel at some point Sunday.

David Johnson brings different skills to Arizona Cardinals offense - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
With Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington sidelined, rookie David Johnson will be expected to do even more in Bruce Arians' offense.

Inside Brittan Golden beats the heart of a lion, and he's ready to roar on defense - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Golden may be only 5-11, 186, but he’s got the heart of a lion out on the football field. He’s one of the Cardinals’ gems on special teams at the gunner position. He’s never afraid to fly down the field and into someone. That’s just the way he’s wired.

Carson Palmer and Cardinals are confident that David Johnson will step his game up even more - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Johnson was thrust into his moment then, and he’s thrust back into the spotlight yet again with Chris Johnson suffering a knee injury which has him on the injured reserve/designated for return list.

It's all coming together for Patrick Peterson this season

With the health issues under control, Peterson has emerged in 2015 as a true lock-down corner, staking his claim as being the best in the game.


The refs missed some big calls late in Lions-Packers -

Lions fans definitely aren't happy.

Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary touchdown gives Packers last-second win over the Lions -


Chip Kelly, Jeff Fisher and the other NFL coaches who screwed up and should probably be fired -

The Onside Kick Family Hour is back and we're putting coaches on the hot seat ... where they belong!

What the heck is a catch in the NFL, anyway? An explainer -

The NFL can't ever seem to decide what a catch is and isn't. So how are we as fans supposed to know, anyway? Here's an explainer to help explain the rule book once and for all.

Cowboys lead list of potential landing spots for Johnny Manziel -

Philadelphia, St. Louis and San Francisco are being thrown around as potential landing spots, as well.

Nick Foles will start for Rams vs. Cardinals -

Foles will make the start as Keenum has yet to pass the league's concussion protocol.