Cardinals vs Falcons NFL Week 12 Inactives

Cardinals: WR Marquis Bundy, S Christian Bryant, LB Sio Moore, G Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Ed Stinson

Falcons: P Matt Bosher, CB Desmond Trufant, DT Ra’Shede Hageman, OL Wes Schweitzer, DL Cliff Matthews, S Sharrod Neasman, RB Terron Ward

Cardinals Can’t Stop the Big Play; Fall to Vikings 30-24


The Minnesota Vikings returned, literally, to their winning way.

Xavier Rhodes took back one of his two interceptions 100 yards for a touchdown and Cordarrelle Patterson returned the second-half kickoff 104 yards for a score in Minnesota’s 30-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, helping the Vikings stop their four-game losing streak.

“It’s been a long, long, long month, but it’s good to feel this again,” said coach Mike Zimmer, who urged his team multiple times this week to stop chasing those momentum-shifting plays and focus instead on fundamentals. “It’s good to see the fight that the players had, to see the hard work.”

The Vikings (6-4) held onto their first-place tie with Detroit in the NFC North, with a rematch against the Lions looming in four days. After scoring twice each on defense and special teams during their NFL-best 5-0 start, the Vikings failed to produce a return touchdown over their last four games until this breakthrough.

They also sacked Carson Palmer four times, two by Danielle Hunter, for the most since their last victory six weeks ago.

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NFL Week 11 Cardinals vs Vikings Inactives

Cardinals: S Tyrann Mathieu, WR Chris Hubert, CB Tharold Simon, G Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Corey Peters

Vikings: WR Jarius Wright, LB Edmond Robinson, TE David Morgan, OG Zac Kerin, T Rashod Hill, QB Taylor Heinicke, DT Sharrif Floyd

Cardinals Switch Punters; Ink Drew Butler and Release Ryan Quigley

Drew Butler

Cardinals have switched punters, re-signing Drew Butler and releasing Ryan Quigley, the Associated Press reports.

Butler was the Cardinals’ punter for the first three games of the season before injuring a calf. He was waived with an injury settlement and the team signed Quigley.

Neither has impressive statistics.

Quigley is last in the NFL in punting average (41.6 yards) and net (37.2 yards).

Butler’s statistics were worse in his three games at 40 and 33.7 yards, respectively. Butler has punted in 34 regular-season games for Arizona.

49ers vs Cardinals NFL Week 10 Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Chip Kelly: 1-3 Bruce Arians: 4-3
LAST WEEK L 41-23 vs. New Orleans Bye (Wk. 8: L 30-20 at Carolina)
LAST GAME 10/6/16: Cardinals 33 at 49ers 21. Arizona RB David Johnson rushes for 157 yards & 2 TDs. Cardinals DE Calais Campbell has 2 sacks, safety & INT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/27/15: Cardinals 47, 49ers 7. Arizona RB Chris Johnson rushes for 110 yards & 2 TDs. Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu has 2 INTs, incl. 33-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE Brad Allen
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dan Miller, Brady Poppinga. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 145 (SF), 81 (Ari). XM: 88 (WW1), 227 (SF), 225 (Ari).


PASSING Colin Kaepernick: 53-102-728-4-2-80.0 Carson Palmer: 177-282-2068-10-6-87.9
RUSHING Carlos Hyde: 109-429-3.9-6 David Johnson: 156-705-4.5-8 (T3L)
RECEIVING Jeremy Kerley: 33-353-10.7-2 Larry Fitzgerald: 56 (3L)-554-9.9-5
OFFENSE 314.5 374.4
DEFENSE 428.0 297.0 (1L)
SACKS Arik Armstead, Ahmad Brooks: 2.5 Markus Golden: 6
INTs 3 tied: 1 Marcus Cooper: 3 (T3L)
PUNTING Bradley Pinion: 45.5 Ryan Quigley: 41.3
KICKING Phil Dawson: 51 (18/18 PAT; 11/12 FG) Chandler Catanzaro: 43 (19/20 PAT; 8/11 FG)


49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK passed for 398 yards & 2 TDs for 102.3 rating in Week 9. Has 2,005 career rush yards, 2nd QB in franchise history with 2,000+ rush yards (HOFer STEVE YOUNG). Has 100+ rating in 4 of 6 career starts vs. Az…RB DU JUAN HARRIS had 142 scrimmage yards (83 rec., 59 rush) & TD catch last week. RB CARLOS HYDE rushed for 78 yards & TD in last meeting. Has TD in 2 of 3 career meetings. Has 5 TDs in past 3 vs. NFC West…WR JEREMY KERLEY had 8 receptions for 102 yards & TD in last meeting. WR QUINTON PATTON had 6 receptions for 106 yards last week, 1st career 100-yard game. TE VANCE MC DONALD had 84 rec. yards, incl. 65-yard TD last week. Had 75-yard TD catch in Week 2 & is 4th TE since 1970 with 2 65+ yard TD catches in same season…DE DE FOREST BUCKNER has 17 tackles (8.5 per game) & 2 sacks in past 2 on road. LB AHMAD BROOKS has sack in 3 of past 4 vs. NFC West. LB GERALD HODGES had 11 tackles & sack in Week 9. S ERIC REID had 6 tackles & FF in last meeting…CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER completed 35 of 46 (76.1 pct.) for 363 yards & 3 TDs for 111.1 rating in Week 8. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ yards. Is averaging 307.8 yards & has 7 TDs in 5 meetings…RB DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL with 1,112 scrimmage yards & leads NFC with 8 rush TDs. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 8 consec. games, longest streak in franchise history…Since entering league in 2004, WR LARRY FITZGERALD leads NFL in receptions (1,074) & rec. yards (13,920) & has 103 TDs. Is averaging 93.7 yards & has 4 TDs in past 3 vs. SF. WR J.J. NELSON had 2 rec. TDs in Week 8, 1st career multi-TD game…DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2 sacks, INT & safety in last meeting. LB DEONE BUCANNON aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC West with 13+ tackles. LB MARKUS GOLDEN had 10 tackles & 2 sacks in last meeting. S TYRANN MATHIEU has 3 INTs (incl. INT-TD) in past 3 vs. SF.

Cardinals vs Panthers NFL Week Eight Inactives

Cardinals: WR Chris Hubert, LB Alex Okafor, DT Olsen Pierre, TE Darren Fells, DT Ed Stinson, G Cole Toner, DT Xavier Williams

Panthers: DT Vernon Butler, OT Michael Oher, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB Jeremy Cash, TE Chris Manhertz, TE Scott Simonson, CB James Bradberry

Jets at Cardinals NFL Week Six Capsule



STREAKS Past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 0-0 Bruce Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 31-13 at Pittsburgh W 33-21 at San Francisco
LAST GAME 12/2/12: Cardinals 6 at Jets 7. New York QB Greg McElroy throws games only TD pass. Jets RB Shonn Greene rushes for 104 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/28/04: Jets 13, Cardinals 3. Jets’ defense holds Arizona to 137 total net yards. Jets WR Santana Moss has 5 receptions for 109 yards & TD.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harland, Kurt Warner, Max Starks. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (NYJ), 81 (Ari). XM: 226 (NYJ), 225 (Ari).


PASSING Ryan Fitzpatrick: 111-192-1267-5-10-64.7 Carson Palmer: 90-153-1150-6-5-81.9
RUSHING Matt Forté: 93-341-3.7-3 David Johnson: 91-457 (3L)-5.0-5 (T3L)
RECEIVING Quincy Enunwa: 27-294-10.9-1 Larry Fitzgerald: 31-361-11.6-5 (T1L)
OFFENSE 351.8 363.2
DEFENSE 370.8 308.0
SACKS Leonard Williams: 5 Markus Golden: 6 (T3L)
INTs Marcus Williams: 2 Marcus Cooper: 3 (T2L)
PUNTING Lachlan Edwards (R): 43.6 Ryan Quigley: 42.4
KICKING Nick Folk: 38 (8/9 PAT; 10/11 FG) Chandler Catanzaro: 31 (13/14 PAT; 6/7 FG)


JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 402 yards & 4 TDs in last start vs. Az. (12/15/13 with Ten.)…RB MATT FORTÉ has 529 scrimmage yards (132.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 on MNF. Since entering NFL in 2008, has 13,149 scrimmage yards (8,943 rush, 4,206 rec.), most in NFL…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 7 100-yard games in past 11. Has 16 TDs in 21 games with NYJ. Has TD in 5 of past 7 on MNF. Has 100+ rec. yards in 6 of past 9 on MNF. WR ERIC DECKER has TD in 6 of his past 7…DT LEONARD WILLIAMS has 7.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 10, incl. sack & FF last week. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 8.5 sacks in past 13. CB DARRELLE REVIS has 3 INTs (1 TD) in 2 meetings. In past 4 on MNF, has 4 INTs (incl. 100-yard TD) & 2 FR…CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has 10 TD passes in past 4 vs. AFC…RB DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL in scrimmage yards (695). Is 1st Cardinal to have 100+ scrimmage yards in each of team’s 1st 5 games. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with TD. Rushed for 157 yards & 2 TDs in Week 5… WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 6 receptions for 81 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with 7+ receptions. Has 5 TDs in past 5 at home. Since entering NFL in 2004, ranks 1st in catches (1,049) & rec. yards (13,727) with 103 TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD aims for 3rd in row at home with TD… DEFENSE had 7 sacks, 2 INTs & safety in Week 5…DT CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2 sacks, INT & safety last week. LB DEONE BUCANNON led team with 14 tackles in Week 5. LB MARKUS GOLDEN had 2 sacks last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 6 sacks. LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 7 career meetings. CB PATRICK PETERSON had INT in last meeting.


Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Ruled Out for Thursday Night’s Game Vs 49ers

Carson Palmer

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been ruled out of Thursday night’s division game against the San Francisco 49ers according to Kevin Patra of

Palmer will not even travel to San Francisco after suffering a concussion in the second half of the Cardinals’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Perennial backup quarterback Drew Stanton will get the start against the Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers.

Stanton has not started a regular season NFL game since 2014 and has a 54-percent career passer rating. He is capable of running the Cardinals offense but does not have the arm strength or accuracy of Palmer- who himself was off to a slow start for the 1-3 Cards. Expect the Cardinals to heavily feature their running game with David Johnson and Andre Ellington.

Palmer remains day to day, and head coach Bruce Arians expects him to be ready to play Week 6 on Monday Night Football.

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