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Bruce Arians doesn’t like Thursday night games

Bruce Arians doesn’t like Thursday night games

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 15, 2013
In a span of five days the Arizona Cardinals will have had to play on the road against the San Francisco 49ers and at home against the Seattle Seahawks. That’s two pivotal divisional matchups for the Cardinals to prepare for in such a short time period.…
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  • Cards hopeful about Campbell for this week

    Cards hopeful about Campbell for this week

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians sounded optimistic that defensive end Calais Campbell, who is recovering from what the coach labeled a "bruised spine," will be able to play Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
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  • Lynch misses practice with hip injury

    Lynch misses practice with hip injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    For Week Six, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was questionable but officially not injured. But he had missed practice on Friday with a hip injury. He played against the Titans. This week, as the Seahawks prepare to face the Cardinals on Thursday ni…
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  • 49ers face another tough, young CB

    49ers face another tough, young CB

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Once again, the San Francisco 49ers will be facing a dynamic young cornerback. Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner is quickly turning into one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He has strong coverage abilities and al…
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  • Zach Miller back practicing at full speed

    Zach Miller back practicing at full speed

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller returned to full participation at practice Tuesday, and likely will return to the starting lineup Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. Miller missed the last two games with a hamstring inj…
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  • Seahawks wary of Mathieu and Peterson

    Seahawks wary of Mathieu and Peterson

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 15, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- Two talented defensive backs from LSU could cause problems for the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. One is 2011 first-round draft choice Patrick Peterson. The other is rookie Tyrann Mathieu, who probably wo…
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  • Sherman dubs Thurmond 'Monopoly man'

    Sherman dubs Thurmond 'Monopoly man'

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- In the eyes of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, teammate and fellow cornerback Walter Thurmond now is known as "the Monopoly man." All right, we need a caption for Walter Thurmond's outfit: Danny O'Neil (@dannyonei…
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  • Trade for Levi Brown won’t cost Steelers anything

    Trade for Levi Brown won’t cost Steelers anything

    There is a bright side to the Steelers trade for Levi Brown, who was placed on injured reserve without playing a game for him. At least it didn’t cost them anything. The swap that sent him from the Cardinals to the Steelers was for a conditional draft p…
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  • What will be Mario Manningham's impact?

    What will be Mario Manningham's impact?

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers are set to get some much-needed relief at receiver. Mario Manningham is expected to start practicing this week. The team will have three weeks to activate Manningham. He has been out all season with a knee …
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  • NFL by the numbers: Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon making case for le…

    NFL by the numbers: Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon making case for league’s best receiver

    yahoo.com Oct 15, 2013
    There are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest - and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers. Here is a numerical look at the league heading into Week 7: 0 – Losses for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russe…
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  • Schaub: 'No place' in NFL for cheering injury

    Schaub: 'No place' in NFL for cheering injury

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wasn't initially aware that some fans cheered his injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. But, made aware later, the situation disappointed him.
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  • Alex Boone on payback: “Am I supposed to be an animal now”

    Alex Boone on payback: “Am I supposed to be an animal now”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    Getting upset seems like a normal reaction when one happens to be kicked in the face. But 49ers guard Alex Boone admitted he let his emotions get away from him when Cardinals nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu kicked him Sunday, while at the same time pointing …
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  • 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin on NFL safety: ‘The league is cove…

    49ers receiver Anquan Boldin on NFL safety: ‘The league is covering their butt to be honest with you’

    yahoo.com Oct 15, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin has witnessed the NFL’s efforts to make the game safer. The NFL has become vigilant about eliminating unnecessary hits to the helmet. Horse-collar tackles, which were once legal, was outlawed. Each team also ha…
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  • Seahawks take a look at some familiar linebackers

    Seahawks take a look at some familiar linebackers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    The Seahawks started K.J. Wright in the middle Sunday in the absence of Bobby Wagner, who was inactive because of a high ankle sprain. But they’re looking for some reinforcements, and turned to the usual suspects for a tryout. According to Adam Caplan o…
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  • 49ers not giving up on LaMichael James

    49ers not giving up on LaMichael James

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – It seems like running back LaMichael James' season took a bad turn as the San Francisco 49ers made him a healthy scratch against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. James was hurt for the first three games of the season but had played…
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  • A dome is no home for Seahawks now

    A dome is no home for Seahawks now

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks played in the Kingdome for 24 seasons, but playing under a roof hasn’t been a good thing for them in recent years. Seattle will play its third dome game of the season Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals at …
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  • Video - Week 6 : LaDainian Tomlinson's Top 5 RBs 01:20

    Week 6 : LaDainian Tomlinson's Top 5 RBs

    Oct 15
    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore makes LaDainian Tomlinson's Top 5 running backs of Week 6. See which other running backs made the cut.
  • Video - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate: 'We've figured it out' 04:21

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate: 'We've figured it out'

    Oct 15
    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate joins "NFL Total Access" to break down Thursday night's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, the growth of quarterback Russell Wilson and even offers his favorite country song.
  • Video - Better DB debate: Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson or Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman? 01:38

    Better DB debate: Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson or Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman?

    Oct 15
    Who is the better defensive back: Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals or Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks? A pair of "Around the League" insiders debate.
  • Video - NFL Fan Pass: 49ers slap-hand celebration 00:46

    NFL Fan Pass: 49ers slap-hand celebration

    Oct 15
    Check out the San Francisco 49ers' moment of joy as they celebrate in a unique way after their Week 6 victory. For more behind the scenes video visit 49ers.com.

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    Oct 15
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    Oct 15
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