The Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons have a lot of things in common: bad defense, good offense, one win each, and both named after birds. But the Falcons and Cardinals are two teams trending in different directions.
The Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers are two NFC West teams trying to find their way, but on different routes and separate timelines. The youthful Cardinals are in a full-on rebuild mode with a new head coach in Steve Wilks and a new franchise quarterback in Josh Rosen. The Cardinals aren’t worried so much about who they are now, but what they will be in the future.
Patrick Peterson has a track record few NFL players can keep up with. He was USA Today Defensive Player of the Year out of Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla. He won the Chuck Bednarik Award and Jim Thorpe Award at LSU. He was a top-5 NFL draft pick, and has started his career with six consecutive Pro Bowl seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. But if you think his football résumé looks good, you should see his car collection. We talked shop with Peterson, 26, who has a fleet of classic cars in the Phoenix area.
A win for the Arizona Cardinals (12-2) this afternoon would clinch the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Ironically, Green Bay is the only team that can mathematically swap places with Arizona, giving this matchup added significance.
‘Tis the season for year-end awards in the NFL. This year, there are more players deserving of recognition than trophies to hand out. These are the select few Athlon Sports believes to be award-worthy:
There is no dispute: The past few years for the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers have been a struggle. But this year, a group of rookies have swept in and rescued these damsels in distress. Here is my list of the “Rookie Superheroes” halfway through the season.