Arizona Cardinals

1st NFC West (2-0-0)

Founded: 1920

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium

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  • Arians: Abraham returning to Cardinals

    John Abraham has decided to stick with the game. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Monday that the veteran pass rusher will rejoin the team Tuesday after taking a leave from the team.
  • Cards' Palmer on return timetable: 'You just don't know'

    Battling a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder, Carson Palmer acknowledged that he doesn't know when he will return to the lineup. Will the Cardinals go with Drew Stanton against the 49ers?
  • Cardinals take advantage of Giants' mistakes in win

    The Arizona Cardinals took advantage of four New York Giants turnovers in a 25-14 win on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Andre Ellington had a solid game, carrying the ball 15 times for 91 yards.
  • Cardinals not using difficult travel schedule as excuse vs. Giants

    The Arizona Cardinals had very little rest before traveling to New York to face the Giants in an early afternoon kickoff. Carson Palmer's team, however, doesn't plan on using the difficult travel as a crutch.
  • Arians confident Palmer plays

    Carson Palmer was limited all week in practice and is listed as questionable vs. the Giants with what Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called a "nerve thing" in his shoulder.
  • John Abraham out for Sunday, considers retirement

    John Abraham's NFL career is suddenly in doubt after suffering a concussion in the regular-season opener. The pass rusher took a leave from the team and was put on the reserve list as he contemplates retirement.
  • Fitz: Dad not speaking for me

    Larry Fitzgerald admonished his father for the comments after Monday's win over the Chargers. The Arizona Cardinals receiver said his only concern was winning, not how many targets he had.
  • Arians: Days of Cardinals forcing ball to Fitzgerald 'long gone'

    Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that the days of the Cardinals forcing the ball to Larry Fitzgerald are "long gone." Is Fitz in danger of falling behind Michael Floyd and John Brown in Arizona?
  • Fitzgerald's quiet debut irks dad

    Larry Fitzgerald is the leading receiver in Arizona Cardinals history, but he had a quiet regular-season debut on Monday night. Is he still a major factor in the team's offensive scheme?
  • Palmer, Cardinals stage late rally to slip by Chargers

    It took a late surge but Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals came away victorious in their Monday night battle against the San Diego Chargers.
  • Cardinals' Ellington (foot) practices; Arians optimistic he'll play

    Arizona Cardinals' Andre Ellington has been bothered by a foot injury. But Bruce Arians is optimistic that the running back will be in the backfield on Monday.
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
MetLife Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 10 0 0 15 25
New York Giants 0 7 7 0 14
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Mon, Sep 08 San Diego 18-17   W
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ New York Giants 25-14   W
3 Sun, Sep 21 San Francisco 4:05 PM ET
4 Bye
5 Sun, Oct 05 @ Denver 4:05 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 12 Washington 4:25 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Oakland 4:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Carson Palmer 37 24 304 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Andre Ellington 28 144 5.1 0
Jonathan Dwyer 16 51 3.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Floyd 6 138 23 0
Larry Fitzgerald 7 73 10.4 0
John Carlson 3 63 21 0
John Brown 5 57 11.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/16 Marcus Benard (LB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
9/16 Drew Butler (P) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
9/10 John Abraham (OLB) Exempt/Left Squad (exempt/left squad).
9/10 Marcus Benard (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC West more
Team W L T Win %
Arizona 2 0 0 1.000
Seattle 1 1 0 .500
San Francisco 1 1 0 .500
St. Louis 1 1 0 .500

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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