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Arizona Cardinals starting to believe they can compete with the…

Arizona Cardinals starting to believe they can compete with the best of the NFC West

azcentral.com Updated Oct 16, 2013
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…
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  • Thursday’s Matchup: Seahawks (5-1) at Cardinals (3-3)

    Thursday’s Matchup: Seahawks (5-1) at Cardinals (3-3)

    nytimes.com Oct 16, 2013
    The Seahawks travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals.
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  • Harbaugh's preparations include Locker

    Harbaugh's preparations include Locker

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    SANTA 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…
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  • Heightened alert about turnovers this week

    Heightened alert about turnovers this week

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    SANTA 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…
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  • 49ers may need to add to thin D-line

    49ers may need to add to thin D-line

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    SANTA 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…
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  • Stopping the run is Rams' top priority

    Stopping the run is Rams' top priority

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    EARTH 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…
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  • Cards lose pick after Brown goes to IR

    Cards lose pick after Brown goes to IR

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    TEMPE, 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…
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  • Carroll say Chris Clemons might play

    Carroll say Chris Clemons might play

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    Seattle 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…
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  • Alex Boone fined $7,875 for retaliating against Alameda Ta’amu

    Alex Boone fined $7,875 for retaliating against Alameda Ta’amu

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    49ers 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…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Week Seven storylines to watch

    PFT on NBCSN: Week Seven storylines to watch

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    It’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…
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  • Fitzgerald probable, Campbell questionable for Cardinals

    Fitzgerald probable, Campbell questionable for Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    Cardinals 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 …
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  • Bobby Wagner won’t play on Thursday night

    Bobby Wagner won’t play on Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Charitable Delanie Walker on facing 49ers, a healing Aldon Smit…

    Charitable Delanie Walker on facing 49ers, a healing Aldon Smith and hard-working Kenny Britt

    yahoo.com Oct 16, 2013
    Tennessee 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…
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  • Early four-yard penalty lingers for Cardinals

    Early four-yard penalty lingers for Cardinals

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    TEMPE, 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…
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  • Texans place Danieal Manning on injured reserve

    Texans place Danieal Manning on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    On 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, …
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  • Texans place starting safety Manning on IR

    Texans place starting safety Manning on IR

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    The Houston Texans are placing veteran starting safety Danieal Manning on injured reserve after Manning suffered a hyperextended knee against the St. Louis Rams.
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  • Look for Lynch to play Thursday night

    Look for Lynch to play Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    With 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’…
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: Arizona Cardinals

    NFL Nation Buzz: Arizona Cardinals

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    ESPN.com team reporter Joshua Weinfuss on the Arizona Cardinals’ hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 7.
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  • NFL Nation Buzz: St. Louis Rams

    NFL Nation Buzz: St. Louis Rams

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    ESPN.com team reporter Nick Wagoner on the St. Louis Rams’ hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 7.
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  • QB Watch: Seahawks Russell Wilson

    QB Watch: Seahawks Russell Wilson

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    A 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…
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  • QB Watch: 49ers' Colin Kaepernick

    QB Watch: 49ers' Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    A 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…
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  • QB Watch: Rams' Sam Bradford

    QB Watch: Rams' Sam Bradford

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    A 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 …
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  • Short week is OK with Richard Sherman

    Short week is OK with Richard Sherman

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    RENTON, 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…
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  • Morning Ram-blings: Trades unlikely

    Morning Ram-blings: Trades unlikely

    ESPN.com Oct 16, 2013
    ST. 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…
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  • 49ers welcome four back to practice

    49ers welcome four back to practice

    profootballtalk.com Oct 16, 2013
    Tuesday 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…
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Colin Kaepernick 04:08

    'Sound FX': Colin Kaepernick

    Oct 16
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is wired for sound during the team's victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
  • Video - Fans decide: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals 01:26

    Fans decide: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Oct 16
    Fans tweet their picks for the "Thursday Night Football" matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.
  • Video - Fans decide: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals 01:26

    Fans decide: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Oct 16
    Fans tweet their picks for the Thursday Night matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.
  • Video - Dansby: Cardinals 'ready for this challenge' 04:50

    Dansby: Cardinals 'ready for this challenge'

    Oct 16
    Arizona 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.

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    Oct 16
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    Oct 16
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