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After committing four turnovers in a 12-point loss to the 49ers, the Cardinals left Candlestick Park last Sunday believing their toughest rivals in the NFC West Division are themselves. Maybe so, but that movement would gain credence if the Cardinals ac…Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com Updated Oct 16, 2013The Seahawks travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals.Upvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh's preparations include LockerSANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers’ preparation for Sunday’s game at Tennessee took a slight turn when Titans quarterback Jake Locker returned to practice Wednesday. Locker has been out for the past two weeks with hip and knee injuries, and t…Upvote Share Tweet
Heightened alert about turnovers this weekSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nothing can ruin a road game like an offense losing the ball. The San Francisco 49ers are acutely aware of turnovers this week as they prepare to play at the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Titans have a swarming defense. 49ers co…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers may need to add to thin D-lineSANTA CLARA, Calif. – Earlier Wednesday, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said it was possible the team will add to its thin defensive line this week in the form of a roster move. After practice, it became evident why such a move could happen. Sta…Upvote Share Tweet
Stopping the run is Rams' top priorityEARTH CITY, Mo. – If the St. Louis Rams' defense had their way, they’d get four turnovers every week and take at least one of them back for a touchdown. Takeaways can cover for a lot of mistakes, and the Rams’ plus-four turnover margin last weekend agai…Upvote Share TweetTEMPE, Ariz. -- The Levi Brown era officially ended in Arizona two weeks ago, but any ties lingering from his trade to the Pittsburgh Steelers were officially severed Tuesday. The Cardinals will not receive the conditional draft pick originally included…Upvote Share TweetSeattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said defensive end Chris Clemons “has a chance” to play Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals after participating in practice on a limited basis Wednesday. Clemons suffered a hyperextended elbow in the 20-13 vi…Upvote Share Tweet49ers guard Alex Boone was not thrilled when Cardinals defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu’s foot wound up in his facemask after the two tangled during a play in last Sunday’s 32-20 49ers win. Boone was seen on camera yelling “he kicked me in the f—ing face…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT on NBCSN: Week Seven storylines to watchIt’s Wednesday, which means we’re a little more than 24 hours away from the start of Week Seven when the Seahawks travel to Arizona to meet the Cardinals. With another week of action upon us, we’ll be devoting Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on…Upvote Share TweetCardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said that “you just have to go out there and ball” when asked about his hamstring injury and it appears he’ll be doing just that. The Cardinals listed Fitzgerald as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and …Upvote Share Tweet
Bobby Wagner won’t play on Thursday nightThe Seahawks played the Titans last Sunday without middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and the short turnaround before Thursday night’s game against Arizona didn’t give his ankle enough time to heal. Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Wagner will not pla…Upvote Share Tweet
Charitable Delanie Walker on facing 49ers, a healing Aldon Smith and hard-working Kenny Brittyahoo.com Updated Oct 16, 2013Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker has a big few days coming up. First, on Sunday he gets to face his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, which allowed him to walk in free agency. Then Monday, Walker will be hosting an event in Nashville to aid…Upvote Share Tweet
Early four-yard penalty lingers for CardinalsTEMPE, Ariz. -- Four yards isn't much in football. It's a dump pass to the running back, a bootleg by the quarterback, a slant out of the slot. Twenty-four running backs are averaging at least that this season. But then again, four yards is a lot. Sunda…Upvote Share TweetOn Monday, Texans safety Danieal Manning said he was still waiting for word on the severity of the leg injury he suffered against the Rams last weekend. The reports at the time were that Manning would miss up to two months with a fractured fibula, but, …Upvote Share TweetThe Houston Texans are placing veteran starting safety Danieal Manning on injured reserve after Manning suffered a hyperextended knee against the St. Louis Rams.Upvote Share TweetWith Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missing practice on Tuesday due to a hip injury that caused him to miss practice on Friday even though he was somehow questionable for reasons unrelated to injury, don’t count him out for Thursday night. “If he’…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com team reporter Joshua Weinfuss on the Arizona Cardinals’ hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 7.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Nation Buzz: St. Louis RamsESPN.com team reporter Nick Wagoner on the St. Louis Rams’ hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 7.Upvote Share TweetA weekly analysis of the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback play. Rewind: On a day when the Seahawks made a bundle of crazy mistakes, Russell Wilson managed to right the ship and play another exceptional game in leading the team to a 20-13 victory over the o…Upvote Share TweetA weekly examination of the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback play. Rewind: Colin Kaepernick aired it out in Sunday's 32-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals compared to the past four weeks. He threw for 252 yards against the Cardinals. It was his highest p…Upvote Share Tweet
QB Watch: Rams' Sam BradfordA weekly examination of the St. Louis Rams' quarterback play. Rewind: Sam Bradford attempted 16 passes against Houston on Sunday, but he made them all count as he completed 12 for 117 yards and three touchdowns. The result was a career-high quarterback …Upvote Share TweetRENTON, Wash. -- Players sometimes complain about having to play on a Thursday night, only four days after the previous game. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t one of them. He's looking forward to the game Thursday against the Arizona Ca…Upvote Share Tweet
Morning Ram-blings: Trades unlikelyST. LOUIS -- The NFL trade deadline is a little less than two weeks away, coming Oct. 29. More often than not, it's a day that passes with maybe a minor move or two along the way but nothing too dramatic. This year, it's fair to wonder if things might b…Upvote Share TweetTuesday was the first day that 49ers players placed on the physically unabale to perform and non-football injury lists at the end of preseason were eligible to practice with the team and four of them were able to get on the field. Wide receiver Mario Ma…Upvote Share Tweet
'Sound FX': Colin KaepernickOct 16San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is wired for sound during the team's victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Fans decide: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona CardinalsOct 16Fans tweet their picks for the "Thursday Night Football" matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.
Fans decide: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona CardinalsOct 16Fans tweet their picks for the Thursday Night matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.
Dansby: Cardinals 'ready for this challenge'Oct 16Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby talks with Dan Hellie and Willie McGinest about his team's upcoming matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. He also discusses his experience with former teammate Kurt Warner.
Chadiha: Not time for Texans to bench SchaubOct 16As the best quarterback in Texans history, Matt Schaub deserves a chance to play his way out of his slump, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Few Points, Strong PatsOct 16Few Points, Strong Pats
Clayton's mailbag: NFC's decline helping Detroit, SeattleOct 16Clayton's mailbag: The strength-of-schedule shift has put Detroit and Seattle on favorable paths.