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Arizona Cardinals news 9/30: Power rankings, history and the running game.

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Tuesday was a team day off. There was still lots to read, as the Cardinals are the toast of the league right now. Here are today's stories.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | For Cardinals, a running game takes root
"It’s just a start," veteran center Lyle Sendlein said. "You can’t just show up and expect you’ll get that kind of yardage every week.

Cardinals Film Room: Tyrann Mathieu's Pick-Six

A breakdown of the Cardinals' second interception return for a score against the 49ers

Infographic: Cardinals Historic Start

Breaking down the record shattering start for the Arizona Cardinals

NFL power rankings after Week 3: Tests coming for Cardinals

azcentral sports’ Bob McManaman ranks all 32 teams in the NFL after Week 3 of the season.

Arizona Cardinals happy with rush production so far

First, the asterisks:

Arizona Cardinals Q&A with Lawrence Okoye

OUTSIDE THE HUDDLE

Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer for MVP?

Two former NFL quarterbacks are trumpeting Carson Palmer as a potential Most Valuable Player candidate.

SVP, Jeff Ma take a closer look at Rams-Cards - ESPN Video

Scott Van Pelt talks to Jeff Ma about the line for the Rams-Cardinals game on Sunday.

Stats say Arizona Cardinals are Super Bowl 50 favorites - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, through three weeks of the NFL season the Cardinals are the current favorites to win Super Bowl 50.

Harold Goodwin: Change of pace in Cardinals backfield sets up passing game - Arizona Sports

Cards offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin joined Craig Grialou and Paul Calvisi to discuss everything going right with their offense.

Pro Football Focus: A Palmer-Fitz combo can carry the Cardinals this season - Arizona Sports

According to Pro Football Focus, the substantial uptick in Fitzgerald’s production has plenty to do with the presence of Palmer, as well as Fitzgerald’s apparent increased comfort operating out of the slot receiver position.

Research & Doug: Interesting football notes from Doug Franz and elsewhere - Arizona Sports

Here are the stats (or interesting tidbits) from Week 3 of the NFL and Week 4 of the college football season that I’m using on the show this week.

Behind Enemy Lines: St. Louis Rams head to the Valley to face red-hot Cardinals - Arizona Sports

The Arizona Cardinals will face an NFC West division foe for the second time in as many weeks when the St. Louis Rams visit University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Four Downs with Tony Jefferson - Arizona Sports

Every week we will catch up with one Arizona Cardinals player and give our listeners the opportunity to submit questions to be answered on video

NFL:

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 4: The Patriots and Cardinals look unstoppable - SBNation.com

Wrapping up Week 3 with a new set of power rankings.

The Raiders have figured out how to use Khalil Mack, and it’s terrifying - SBNation.com

The Oakland pass rusher earns Stephen White's coveted Hoss of the Week Award, and it probably won't be the last one he wins this season.

Tom Brady wants a record he will never have - SBNation.com

Tom Brady is happy he reached 400 career touchdowns, but the record he coveted was Brett Favre's record for consecutive starts.

Chart Party: The Bears got on a plane, punted 10 times and went home - SBNation.com

During Sunday's shutout loss to the Seahawks, the Bears had 10 possessions and they ended every single one with a punt. Let's chart it.

Aaron Rodgers is the master of the free play - SBNation.com

First Aaron Rodgers draws penalties. Then he destroys defenses.

Cleveland loves Johnny Manziel, but the Browns are sticking with Josh McCown - SBNation.com
Mike Pettine says Josh McCown was never in danger of being replaced by Johnny Manziel against the Raiders.

Browns part ways with suspended OL coach - SBNation.com
Moeller was involved with an altercation with his former fiancée, but he was never arrested or charged with assault.

Aaron Rodgers yelled what direction the Packers were running, which didn't work at all - SBNation.com
Bold strategy, Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers is the next Michael Jordan, according to Packers teammate - SBNation.com
Sorry LeBron, there's a new man being compared to the GOAT.

J.J. Watt pays surprise visit to boy in hospital after drive-by shooting - SBNation.com
Watt told him to "keep fighting."

Alex Smith's awful interception is the perfect ending to his awful night. It's the 3rd quarter. - SBNation.com
It's a metaphor for the Chiefs sad offense.

The Bears are in rebuilding mode 3 games into the season - SBNation.com
With Jared Allen and Jon Bostic out, could the Bears be having a fire sale?