Arizona Cardinals

1st NFC West (6-1-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium

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  • John Brown's late TD gives Cardinals win vs. Eagles

    Rookie John Brown gathered in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer with 1:21 to play to give the Arizona Cardinals a 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Cards halt Eagles' late drive

    In a battle of prospective NFC division winners, the Arizona Cardinals stole a win from the Eagles in the final two minutes, scoring a TD and stopping Philadelphia late to preserve the victory.
  • Cards' Campbell: 'If the game was today, I feel like I could play'

    Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (knee) is questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Philadelphia Eagles, but told reporters Friday he believed he was ready to take the field.
  • Cardinals' Fitzgerald: Fewer targets are 'champagne problems'

    Larry Fitzgerald isn't complaining about his lower-than-usual numbers this season. "Not getting enough targets? Where I grew up, we called those 'champagne problems,'" the Cardinals wide receiver said.
  • Dockett: Raiders fans threw coins and ice at us

    Near the end of the Arizona Cardinals' win over the Raiders, injured defensive tackle Darnell Dockett scribbled a whiteboard message for Oakland's fans. See what he drew up -- and why.
  • Cards top 0-6 Raiders

    Carson Palmer made his return to Oakland a successful one. The quarterback threw two touchdowns in the Arizona Cardinals' victory over the Raiders.
  • Palmer: No hard feelings about abrupt Raiders exit

    Carson Palmer doesn't have any bad blood with the Oakland Raiders, who abruptly traded him after the 2012 season. The veteran quarterback is happy to have landed in Arizona -- with good reason.
  • Palmer starts under center for Cardinals vs. Redskins

    The Cardinals have used all of their signal-callers at this point in the season -- but all that shuffling is apparently at an end. Carson Palmer is active and will start against the Redskins.
  • Cardinals' Stanton (concussion) to start unless Palmer cleared

    Ian Rapoport reported Friday night that Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton will start Week 6 unless Carson Palmer is cleared. Arizona coach Bruce Arians said earlier Friday he had no idea who would start.
  • Fox disagrees with Arians' 'dirtiest play' opinion

    Broncos coach John Fox respectfully disagrees with Bruce Arians' opinion on the chop block that put one of the Cardinals' best defenders on the sideline. What did the blocker Julius Thomas have to say?
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
University of Phoenix Stadium - Wk 8 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia Eagles 7 0 10 3 20
Arizona Cardinals 0 7 7 10 24
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
6 Sun, Oct 12 Washington 30-20   W
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Oakland 24-13   W
8 Sun, Oct 26 Philadelphia 24-20   W
9 Sun, Nov 02 @ Dallas 1:00 PM ET
10 Sun, Nov 09 St. Louis 4:25 PM ET
11 Sun, Nov 16 Detroit 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
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Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Carson Palmer 154 94 1136 8
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Andre Ellington 128 464 3.6 2
Stepfan Taylor 18 63 3.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Larry Fitzgerald 30 443 14.8 2
Michael Floyd 19 353 18.6 2
John Brown 22 316 14.4 4
Andre Ellington 28 274 9.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/28 Zach Bauman (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/28 Anthony Gaitor (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
10/25 Solomon Patton (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/25 Jalen Saunders (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
NFC West more
Team W L T Win %
Arizona 6 1 0 .857
San Francisco 4 3 0 .571
Seattle 4 3 0 .571
St. Louis 2 5 0 .286

Head Coach more

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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