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Arizona Cardinals news 9/25: Improved running game, Fitz' slot, grounding Cards hype

Friday Cardinals and NFL links to get the day started.

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It is the Friday before gameday. Everyone is anxious to watch the game. Before we get to working our final day of work for the week, get your fill of Cardinals and NFL content.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Cardinals make run, at least 10 yards at a time
This season, the Cardinals already have nine such runs in just two games.

Opposing View: 49ers Know Cardinals Well

San Francisco players and coaches provide a preview of this Sunday's game

Cardinals Not Buying Into The Hype

Team more interested in winning on field than getting praise off it

Larry Fitzgerald Finds His Slot With Cardinals

Notes: Iupati on track to make debut against 49ers; Ellington remains sidelined

Arizona Cardinals simply denying existence of success

In recent years, the Cardinals never really have been a team that needed to worry about believing its own hype. The first seven seasons of the new millennium were losing ones, followed by an 8-8 campaign in 2007.

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald drawing raves for his blocking

There was a time in Larry Fitzgerald’s not-so-distant past that he was as eager to block as he was to cut his hair.

Arizona Cardinals' O-line may show some changes

If Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians has decided to make changes along his offensive line, he’s not saying.

Arizona Cardinals' Bobby Massie accepts 'short leash' if he starts - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

If Bobby Massie plays at right tackle Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals, he won't have much room to make a mistake.

Ex-Arizona Cardinals DB Adrian Wilson joining team's Ring of Honor - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Ex-Cardinals DB Adrian Wilson credits his hard work in the weight room for a career that will be recognized in the team's Ring of Honor.

John Brown's PI mentality is serving him well right now - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Brown says the wide receivers have been working all offseason with wide receivers coach Darryl Drake on getting better at drawing those PI calls. Clearly, all that work paid dividends in Chicago this past Sunday.

Bobby Massie: "I put myself in that situation" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"It feels good. It sucked when I was sitting out, but I put myself in that situation," Massie said. "Now that that’s over, I’m just ready to go play."

ESPN insider Ron Jaworski: Cards' O-line has to play better - Arizona Sports

Ron Jaworski says that the Cardinals offensive line has to improve for the team to be successful down the road.

Adrian Wilson on Cardinals Ring of Honor induction: 'I'm definitely going to cry' - Arizona Sports

Adrian Wilson is preparing to enter the Cardinals Ring of Honor. He equates the Ring of Honor to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wilson says he hasn't had time to fully reflect on his career as a player.

NFL:

Washington vs. Giants 2015 final score: Kirk Cousins throws 2 picks, New York wins, 32-21 - SBNation.com

The New York Giants beat Washington on Thursday, winning 32-21 on the back of a couple Kirk Cousins interceptions.

How long will we get to enjoy the terrible NFC East? - SBNation.com

The NFC East looks awful, but are its problems systemic or an inevitable ebb?

The Onside Kick Family Hour: The Dallas Cowboys are sunk - SBNation.com

What's been the most surprising thing through two weeks of the NFL season? The Cowboys are totally screwed. The Jets are really good. The Colts will (probably) be fine. Plus, we're previewing Week 3.

The Steelers are outsmarting the rest of the NFL by going for 2 - SBNation.com

The team is 3-for-3 on two-point attempts this season and doesn't plan on changing its strategy anytime soon.

The NFL is the first major American sports league allowed to fly drones | The Verge

The FAA has approved the NFL's request to use drones, making it the first major American sports league allowed to fly them. The league's interest in drones has to do with its feted video production...

The Giants are getting desperate - SBNation.com

Tom Coughlin's team has choked away two leads for two losses in two weeks. Can they turn it around on Thursday against Washington? Plus, all those QB injuries, fantasy advice and more!

No John Harbaugh, the Bengals are not the most talented team in the NFL - SBNation.com

Which team has the biggest claim to the title?

Alfred Morris, Matt Jones and Washington's unstoppable running game - SBNation.com

Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at why the league's best defenses are struggling against Washington's old school running game.