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  • Cardinals: Beating a good team is nice, better when it’s the 49ers

    When the Arizona Cardinals took a 7-6 lead over the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter Sunday, they led their rival for the first time since Week 1 of the 2009 season. San Francisco’s dominance spanned 17 quarters and nearly three seasons, but Arizona finally broke through and not only took the lead, but […]
  • Skelton steps up, leads Cardinals to another win

    When we last saw John Skelton the Arizona Cardinals had improved to 4-7, with the QB having led the team to three wins in four games. Kevin Kolb’s turf toe healed, though, and the second-year pro was sent back to the bench. Sunday against the 49ers his number was called again, and the Fordham product […]
  • Defense holds 49ers down, lifts Cardinals up

    Stop us if you’ve heard this before: the Arizona Cardinals defense is playing at an exceptionally high level. The San Francisco 49ers had the ball 14 times Sunday, and they gained more than 20 yards on a drive five times, and gained a total of 26 yards in the fourth quarter. That’ll do, defense. “The […]
  • Cardinals’ roll continues with win over 49ers

    John Skelton has had some success as a starter this season, and now he’s had some success as a reliever as well. The 2nd-year man from Fordham relieved injured starter Kevin Kolb, threw three touchdown passes and got a lot of help from his defense in a 21- 19 win over the San Francisco 49ers […]
  • Snapshot: Skelton, defense lead Cardinals over 49ers

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  • Cardinals have Niners attention

    They’ve beaten the Cardinals five straight times and in seven of their last nine meetings. Yet, the Niners do not believe they have the Cardinals number. “I think as players you never buy into that,” said defensive tackle Justin Smith. “You know they’re professionals, you know the type of guys they have on that team, […]
  • Behind Enemy Lines – Another crack at SF

    The only blemish on the Arizona Cardinals’ record in their last 5 games is an ugly 23-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on November 20th. The Cards accumlated only 229 yards of offense and committed five turnovers in the loss against San Francisco, which has now beaten the Cardinals five straight times–a streak Arizona […]
  • Jovial Cardinals look to keep good times going against 49ers

    As the saying goes, “winning cures all ills” in the sports world. Winners in four of their last five games, the Arizona Cardinals may be living proof that the adage is, in fact correct. Take, for instance, Darnell Dockett leading the fellow defensive linemen in a sprint off the practice field, giggling as they ran […]
  • Limiting turnovers key for Cardinals

    The resurgent Arizona Cardinals, still basking in the afterglow of a 19-13 overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, face their biggest challenge yet against the newly minted NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers. The Niners (10-2) may have iced their first NFC West crown in nine years, but there is still a lot […]
  • SI writer ranks Kevin Kolb among the NFL’s worst

    Kevin Kolb’s struggles this season have been well documented, but you’d have to think a sterling second half in a win over the Cowboys would improve his standing among the national media. Think again. Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter ranks the NFL’s signal callers on a weekly basis, and Arizona’s QB comes in at 28, ahead […]
  • Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers injury report

    The official injury report for the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers for their Week 14 game. Arizona Cardinals Player Pos Injury Wed Thu Fri Status Beanie Wells RB Knee/Thumb/Hamstring DNP Limited Limited Probable Sean Considine S Achilles Limited Limited Full Probable Kerry Rhodes S Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable Darnell Dockett DT Quadricep Limited […]
  • There’s hatred, but is Cardinals-49ers a rivalry?

    There’s no other way to slice it; the San Francisco 49ers have the Arizona Cardinals’ number. The Niners, who have already clinched the NFC West title, have defeated the Cardinals the last five times they’ve played, including a 23-7 decision last month in San Francisco. Over the last few years, there has been an increase […]
  • Beanie Wells not worried about his workload

    Here’s a shocker: Beanie Wells wants the ball. The running back, who is in the midst of a career season, has rushed the ball 201 times, good for an average of 18.3 times per game. Some think that’s not enough, but the player deferred to his coaches when it comes to how big his workload […]
  • The Hyphen’s big play brings more attention

    It can be easy to overlook Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling. He is the kickoff return specialist on a team that has a rookie returning punts for touchdowns at record pace, he is a running back behind Beanie Wells, who is having a career season, and he is a coverage blocker on the punt return […]
  • Whisenhunt backs up talk with more time

    All season long Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has said with a new defensive scheme installed, the unit needs more time before passing judgment. Since Week 9 the Cardinals have won four out of their last five games, mainly due to the improved defensive play. “I think everybody is so quick to forget that we […]
  • Cardinals looking for different outcome against 49ers

    The Cardinals and 49ers square off for the second time Sunday, and this time around things will be different. The 49ers entered the November 20th meeting with a 9-1 record, and beat the Cards 23-7 while forcing quarterback John Skelton to have a QB rating of 10.5. However, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt believes his […]
  • Cardinals look to build off big win over Cowboys

    Entering Sunday, the biggest knock against the Cardinals this season was that none came against playoff teams. That’s no longer the case. The Cardinals beat the Cowboys 19-13 in overtime, improving their record to 5-7 this season. On Sunday the Cards looked like the team many expected to see at the beginning of the season. […]
  • Cardinals coach Whisenhunt fakes out Cowboys kicker

    If you’re an opposing kicker with a chance to win the game in the final seconds you probably expect a timeout to be called, to supposedly “ice you.” That’s what took place Sunday, except it wasn’t the opposing team calling the timeout. Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey made a 49 yard field goal to all […]
  • Cardinals win over Cowboys is extra sweet

    Winning football games is always enjoyable, but beating the Dallas Cowboys is…umm…extra nice. Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb said he didn’t think it would be before the game, but once he walked off the field a winner? “Absolutely,” he said. “All my friends probably had Dallas jerseys on. They’re die-hard, so I’ll be happy to slap […]
  • Cardinals defense continues improvement

    The Arizona Cardinals have been winners in four of their last five games to improve their record to a respectable 5-7. There have been many keys to the recent surge: Patrick Peterson’s electrifying punt returns, Beanie Wells’ hard- nosed running and clutch plays from quarterbacks John Skelton and Kevin Kolb at opportune times. But the […]

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