Archive for the ‘Arizona Cardinals’ Category

Cardinals offense struggles in 17-3 loss to Lions

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The Arizona Cardinals had hoped for the first winning streak of the season after a morale-boosting win at Green Bay in the snow last Sunday. The Cardinals gave up three sacks and struggled to deal with the Lions' pass rush, and they ran for just 61 yards as a team, averaging 2.9 yards per rush. In the end, their worn-down defense couldn't keep the Cardinals close in the final minutes.

Rodgers breaks Brady’s mark as Packers cruise past Falcons

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Aaron Rodgers broke Tom Brady's NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception in style, setting the mark on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that helped the Green Bay Packers beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday. The pass was Rodgers' 359th in a row without an interception dating to Week 4 of this season, a twice-deflected pass against Buffalo. Brady went 358 passes without an incompletion during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Classy gesture: Fired Packers coach Mike McCarthy takes out full-page ad to give thanks

Friday, December 7th, 2018

McCarthy, who was fired after a loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, took out a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Press Gazette and other Gannett papers. In it, McCarthy talked about the good times. The ad was titled, simply, “Thank you, Green Bay.” McCarthy had been coach of the Packers since 2006.

Patricia, Wilks endure tough first seasons as head coaches

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Two first-year head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Detroit Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and both have had a rough season. ''Yeah, your first year you're going to have struggles,'' Detroit defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois said. Matt Patricia's Lions (4-8) have lost five out of six.

Damarious Randall on Packers: “They traded away all their good players and they expect Aaron Rodgers to just be magical.’

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall spent his first three seasons with the Green Bay Packers. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Randall was asked his thoughts on the changes in Green Bay as head coach Mike McCarthy was fired after last Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Fired coach Mike McCarthy returns to speak to Packers

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Fired shortly after Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn't get a chance to say goodbye to the team he coached for most of the past 13 seasons. Interim coach Joe Philbin allowed McCarthy back into Lambeau Field to speak to the team, and the players bid him farewell with a standing ovation. ''He held it together as much as you can,'' third-year defensive tackle Kenny Clark said on Thursday.

Week 14: Lions at Cardinals

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The Arizona Cardinals play host to the Detroit Lions.

Packers allow ex-coach McCarthy to speak to team one last time

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Mike McCarthy was allowed to return to the Green Bay Packers' facility to say goodbye just a few days after he was fired as the team's head coach. McCarthy, who was sacked on Sunday after the Packers' 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, gave an "emotional" speech to the locker room on Wednesday, according to interim head coach Joe Philbin. “He did a fantastic job talking to the team, not just about football and winning football games,” Philbin said in quotes published on the Packers' official website.

First-year coaches square off as Cardinals host Lions

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

It has not been an easy season for a pair of first-year head coaches who will be on opposing sidelines when the Arizona Cardinals host the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. While the Lions (4-8) remain mathematically alive in the NFC postseason chase, they have been a huge disappointment under head coach Matt Patricia, who was hired away from the New England Patriots after Jim Caldwell was dismissed despite guiding the team to back-to-back 9-7 seasons. The Cardinals (3-9) brought in former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks following the offseason retirement of head coach Bruce Arians, but two of their three wins have come against the last-place San Francisco 49ers.

First-year coaches square off as Cardinals host Lions

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

It has not been an easy season for a pair of first-year head coaches who will be on opposing sidelines when the Arizona Cardinals host the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. While the Lions (4-8) remain mathematically alive in the NFC postseason chase, they have been a huge disappointment under head coach Matt Patricia, who was hired away from the New England Patriots after Jim Caldwell was dismissed despite guiding the team to back-to-back 9-7 seasons. The Cardinals (3-9) brought in former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks following the offseason retirement of head coach Bruce Arians, but two of their three wins have come against the last-place San Francisco 49ers.