Arizona Cardinals

1st NFC West (11-3-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium

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  • Mathieu plans to play vs. 'Hawks

    Tyrann Mathieu plans to return when the Arizona Cardinals face the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC West on the line. The safety missed the past two games with a broken thumb.
  • Fitzgerald: Cardinals not worried about 'cerebral' Lindley at QB

    Larry Fitzgerald believes that neophyte quarterback Ryan Lindley will be just fine under center. The Arizona Cardinals' receiver said the cerebral signal-caller can make all the throws and run the offense.
  • Cards going with Lindley at QB

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced Monday that Ryan Lindley will start over Logan Thomas as quarterback this week. Find out what happened the last time Lindley played against the Seahawks.
  • Cards clinch playoffs

    The Arizona Cardinals will be playing postseason football for the first time since 2009. Bruce Arians' outfit clinched a playoff berth after the Cowboys defeated the Eagles on Sunday night.
  • Warner considered ending retirement during Cardinals-Rams

    Kurt Warner once brought the Arizona Cardinals to a brink of an NFL championship. After seeing his former team lose their second quarterback, Warner considered ending his retirement and returning.
  • Stanton suffered Grade 2 MCL sprain, expected back for playoffs

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton has a Grade 2 MCL sprain is expected back for the playoffs, per Ian Rapoport. Stanton suffered the injury in the team's Thursday night matchup against the Rams.
  • Arians takes jab at Rams after win

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians watched his team all but wrap up a playoff spot with a gutsy 12-6 victory in St. Louis on Thursday night. And then he kept taking shots at the Rams, Arians style.
  • Cards lose Stanton but top Rams

    The Cardinals survived Drew Stanton's knee injury to knock off the Rams and hold onto the NFC's best record. Find out what else you need to know from Thursday's game.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 27 (27) Bucannon, Deone SS 
Rd 2, Pick 20 (52) Niklas, Troy TE 
Rd 3, Pick 20 (84) Martin, Kareem DE 
Rd 3, Pick 27 (91) Brown, John WR 
Rd 4, Pick 20 (120) Thomas, Logan QB 
Rd 5, Pick 20 (160) Stinson, Ed DE 
Rd 6, Pick 20 (196) Powell, Walt WR 
Scoreboard more
Edward Jones Dome - Wk 15 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 0 6 3 3 12
St. Louis Rams 3 0 0 3 6
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ Seattle 3-19   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 @ Atlanta 18-29   L
14 Sun, Dec 07 Kansas City 17-14   W
15 Thu, Dec 11 @ St. Louis 12-6   W
16 Sun, Dec 21 Seattle 8:30 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 28 @ San Francisco 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Drew Stanton (QB) D - Knee
Paul Fanaika (G) P - Ankle
Larry Fitzgerald (WR) P - Knee
Kerwynn Williams (RB) P - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Stanton 240 132 1711 7
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Andre Ellington 201 660 3.3 3
Kerwynn Williams 34 175 5.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Larry Fitzgerald 57 722 12.7 2
Michael Floyd 37 647 17.5 4
John Brown 41 591 14.4 5
Andre Ellington 46 395 8.6 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/16 Ed Stinson (DE) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
12/16 Brittan Golden (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/16 Brittan Golden (WR) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
12/16 Zach Bauman (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC West more
Team W L T Win %
Arizona 11 3 0 .786
Seattle 10 4 0 .714
San Francisco 7 7 0 .500
St. Louis 6 8 0 .429

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Bruce Arians

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The Arizona Cardinals announced the hiring of Bruce Arians as the team's head coach on Jan. 17, 2013. He has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth.

Arians spent the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts while also serving 12 games as interim head coach during Chuck Pagano's absence while being treated for leukemia.

Some of the highlights from Arians' 2012 season in Indy:

» Led the Colts to a 9-3 record in his 12 games and helped Indianapolis clinch a playoff berth while tying the NFL record for most wins ever by an interim coach.

» Was named both "Coach of the Year" and "Assistant Coach of the Year" by Pro Football Weekly & the Pro Football Writers of America.

» Arians and Pagano shared "Coach of the Year" honors from the Maxwell Club in Philadelphia and were named "AFC Coach of the Year" by NFL 101 in Kansas City.

» Indy's nine-win improvement from 2011 (2-14 to 11-5) matched the third-largest single-season turnaround in NFL history.

» Rookie QB Andrew Luck threw for the most passing yards (4,374 yards) by a rookie in NFL history.

Luck had an NFL rookie record six 300-yard passing games and led the Colts on seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or OT, the most by a rookie QB since the 1970 merger.

In all, Indy's rookies also combined for 3,108 yards rushing and receiving, the most of any team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger according to STATS LLC.

Arians joined the Colts after spending eight seasons (2004-2011) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the last five as offensive coordinator. While with the Steelers, Arians was instrumental in the development of QB Ben Roethlisberger, helping him become the second-youngest QB to win two Super Bowls (26 years, 336 days). As offensive coordinator, Arians was part of Steeler teams that won three AFC North Division titles, two AFC Championships and Super Bowl XLIII.

In 2009, the Steelers' offense became the first in team history to have a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season. That team also broke franchise records for passing first downs (210) and passes completed (351).

Arians has spent 20 years as an NFL assistant coach with five different teams (Indianapolis: 2012; 1998-2000, Pittsburgh: 2004-11, Cleveland: 2001-03, New Orleans: 1996, and Kansas City: 1989-92). During his first stint in Indianapolis (1998-2000), Arians served as the Colts' quarterbacks coach and tutored Peyton Manning. In 2000, Manning totaled 4,413 passing yards and 33 touchdowns to break his own single-season franchise record.

Arians began his coaching career in 1975 at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, before moving on to coach at Mississippi State (1978-80), Alabama (1981-82;1997), and Mississippi State (1993-95). He also served as the head coach at Temple for six seasons (1983-88). A native of Paterson, N.J., Arians played quarterback collegiately at Virginia Tech and was voted the team's MVP as a senior in 1974.

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