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Arizona Cardinals news 9/11: Fauria has to learn fast, Brees tough test for Bettcher

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The Arizona Cardinals are getting ready for the New Orleans Saints. The New England Patriots beat the Piitsburgh Steelers. Here are the stories around the Web from Thursday.

Cardinals:

Larry Fitzgerald Working On His Legacy
Veteran wide receiver starts 12th season "good" with his role and his place in Arizona

Potent Saints Will Test James Bettcher
Notes: New DC has big challenge; RB workload undetermined; injury update

Cardinals Blogs | Goodwin analyzes his O-linemen
Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin met with the media for the first time since the offensive line was set, and over the course of the press conference addressed four of his five offensive line starters (all except Jared Veldheer, and it’s safe to say Goodwin is more than happy with his left tackle.) A quick Goody rundown:

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Bettcher set for debut

In transitioning from outside linebackers coach to Cardinals defensive coordinator, James Bettcher has been forced to make adjustments.

Arizona Cardinals' Joseph Fauria has small window to learn new role - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Joseph Fauria will need to take a crash course in the Cardinals' offense, but learning new playbooks is nothing new for him.

Cardinals, Saints have two of the oldest quarterback rooms in the NFL - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The Saints and Cardinals have the second and third most experienced quarterback rooms in the NFL, according to a list released by the league.

At 6-foot-5, linebacker Alani Fua gives Cardinals edge in matchups - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Alani Fua, an undrafted free agent linebacker, could be the Cardinals' answer to defending tall tight ends.

Patrick Peterson missed returning punts for Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced that cornerback and four-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson will be one of the team's options to return punts.

Sean Weatherspoon: Cardinals having LB depth is "a good problem" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

With everything that went on – or didn’t go on – with Sean Weatherspoon at training camp, he’s overjoyed to be where he is right now, which is getting ready to take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in their home and season opener.

Tyrann Mathieu, Calais Campbell appear on FXX's The League

Mathieu and Campbell both appeared on the show’s season premiere –which aired Wednesday night — in cameo roles.

ESPN's Jaworski: Cardinals a Super Bowl contender if healthy

Ron Jaworski previews the start to the 2015 NFL regular season including how he thinks the Cardinals will do and what he thinks will happen this year in the NFC West division.

NFL:

Steelers vs. Patriots 2015 final score: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski lead New England to 28-21 win - SBNation.com

The NFL season is officially underway, and the Patriots, with Tom Brady at the helm, have a win after beating the Steelers on Thursday.

Bill Belichick showed up to the post game press conference dressed to go sailing - SBNation.com

Who doesn't want to relax in comfortable clothes after a long day of work.

Steelers WR makes catch of the year - SBNation.com

WOW

Hating the Patriots isn't what it used to be - SBNation.com

ESPN's recent Spygate bombshell sparked debate and opened old wounds fresh. It was necessary and did no one any good.

Breaking Madden: 44 quarterbacks vs. 44 defensive ends - SBNation.com

Breaking Madden has returned for a third season. It missed you.

The three things every NFL locker room needs - SBNation.com

Increased media coverage is turning NFL locker rooms into a fish bowl. How a coach manages that goes a long way toward determining how a team plays every week.

Are the Steelers doomed without Le'Veon Bell? - SBNation.com

Even if it is only a two-game suspension, Pittsburgh has to find a way to replace the sheer volume Bell carries in their offense.

The new extra point rule will affect the outcomes of games, and that's not a good thing - SBNation.com

An important game may be decided because a kicker misses an extra-point. That's a lousy way to lose, and not a rewarding way to win.

Chip Kelly says the Eagles play super fast so everyone can go home earlier - SBNation.com

No football reasons though? Not really.

Marcell Dareus agrees to new $108 million deal with Bills - SBNation.com

The defensive tackle is a key part of one of the league's best pass-rushing teams.