Arizona Cardinals

1st NFC West (9-2-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium

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  • Cardinals sign Michael Bush to boost ground game

    The Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday announced the signing of veteran running back Michael Bush. Will it help their troubled ground game?
  • 'Hawks pound Cards to stay alive

    The Seattle Seahawks looked like the defending Super Bowl champs that they are, stifling the Arizona Cardinals at home en route to get within two games of the NFC West lead.
  • Cards' Fitzgerald won't play vs. Seahawks

    Ian Rapoport reported earlier that Larry Fitzgerald would need a "miracle" to suit up for Sunday's game. Looks like one didn't come: The Cardinals wideout won't play against the Seahawks.
  • Fitzgerald (knee) a game-day decision

    Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Larry Fitzgerald will be a game-day decision on Sunday. Can the Cardinals count on their best receiver to contribute versus the Seahawks?
  • Arians: Everyone is an 'underdog' visiting Seattle

    Bruce Arians admitted that heading to visit the Super Bowl champion Seahawks in Seattle is a daunting task. Even at 9-1 the Arizona Cardinals are viewed as the underdog.
  • Palmer: Arians has 'Tony Soprano swag'

    This is Bruce Arians' year. Carson Palmer went so far as to compare his coach, who has used his tough love to lead his team to a 9-1 start, to the lead character in a hit television drama.
  • Injury roundup: Fitzgerald expecting to play despite MCL sprain

    Larry Fitzgerald suffered a minor MCL sprain in his left knee during Sunday's victory over the Lions, per Ian Rapoport. What other injuries are being tracked by Around The NFL this Monday?
  • Cards' D contains Megatron in win vs. Lions

    Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals' defense curbed Detroit's vaunted receiving corps and are an NFL-best 9-1 after a 14-6 win over the Lions on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
  • Mathieu: Peterson can stop Megatron

    Tyrann Mathieu was asked how the Cardinals plan to slow down Calvin Johnson in Sunday's matchup against the Lions. The safety gave a simple response: The team pays Patrick Peterson for a reason.
  • Cardinals, Bowles strike extension

    The Arizona Cardinals' defense hasn't missed a beat despite a ton of changes. The Cards have rewarded the man making the calls, Todd Bowles, as the pair have agreed to extend his contract through 2017.
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
CenturyLink Field - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 0 3 0 0 3
Seattle Seahawks 3 6 10 0 19
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 09 St. Louis 31-14   W
11 Sun, Nov 16 Detroit 14-6   W
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ Seattle 3-19   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 @ Atlanta 4:05 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 07 Kansas City 4:05 PM ET
15 Thu, Dec 11 @ St. Louis 8:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Kenny Demens (LB) Did Not Pract - --
John Brown (WR) Full Pract - --
Marcus Benard (LB) Full Pract - --
Drew Stanton (QB) Full Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Carson Palmer 224 141 1626 11
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Andre Ellington 196 648 3.3 3
Stepfan Taylor 25 83 3.3 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Larry Fitzgerald 46 658 14.3 2
John Brown 37 529 14.3 5
Michael Floyd 26 454 17.5 4
Andre Ellington 46 395 8.6 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/27 Kerwynn Williams (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/26 Kion Wilson (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/25 Kerwynn Williams (RB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/25 Michael Bush (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC West more
Team W L T Win %
Arizona 9 2 0 .818
Seattle 8 4 0 .667
San Francisco 7 5 0 .583
St. Louis 4 7 0 .364

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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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