Arizona Cardinals

1st NFC West (5-1-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium

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  • 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?
  • Arians blasts Broncos for 'dirtiest play'

    An illegal chop block sent Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell to the sideline with a knee injury. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was rather upset after the game and called out the Broncos.
  • Peyton Manning joins 500 club, Broncos handle Cardinals

    Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre in the NFL's most exclusive of clubs with his 500th touchdown pass Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Arizona Cardinals their first loss, 41-20.
  • Cardinals' Palmer suffers setback, sees specialist

    On Wednesday, Carson Palmer was supposed to be evaluated for Week 5. But the Arizona Cardinals quarterback saw a specialist for the nerve issue in his shoulder. Will the veteran return this season?
  • Mathieu admits he's still fighting confidence troubles with knee

    The Arizona Cardinals are off to a 3-0 start with little help from Tyrann Mathieu. The safety admits he's lacked confidence coming off an ACL injury. Could he help make the team even better down the road?
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 Coliseum - Wk 7 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 7 7 7 3 24
Oakland Raiders 0 10 3 0 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Sun, Oct 05 @ Denver 20-41   L
6 Sun, Oct 12 Washington 30-20   W
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Oakland 24-13   W
8 Sun, Oct 26 Philadelphia 4:05 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 02 @ Dallas 1:00 PM ET
10 Sun, Nov 09 St. Louis 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Frostee Rucker (DT) Full Pract - --
Troy Niklas (TE) Did Not Pract - --
Rashad Johnson (S) Limited Pract - --
Andre Ellington (RB) Limited Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Carson Palmer 112 74 807 6
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Andre Ellington 105 393 3.7 1
Stepfan Taylor 18 63 3.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Floyd 19 353 18.6 2
Larry Fitzgerald 23 283 12.3 1
Andre Ellington 25 260 10.4 1
John Brown 17 197 11.6 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/14 Ross Weaver (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/14 Jonathan Brown (LB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
10/13 Dennis Dixon (QB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
10/8 Dennis Dixon (QB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC West more
Team W L T Win %
Arizona 5 1 0 .833
San Francisco 4 3 0 .571
Seattle 3 3 0 .500
St. Louis 2 4 0 .333

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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