Ken Whisenhunt will stay Cardinals coach through end of season, team prepares for Lions

Whisenhunt will close out the season as the Cardinals' head coach despite an abysmal nine game losing streak.

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NFL Power Rankings: Broncos burst into the top-2

The Niners may still reign supreme but the Broncos are now the finest the AFC has to offer after they extended their NFL-best win streak to nine Sunday.


Cardinals LB Quentin Groves suffers foot injury

Quentin Groves is a candidate to be shut down for the year after he suffered a potentially week-to-week foot injury Sunday.


Thoughts on Cards/Lions on the morning after

A look at the Cardinals and the rest of he NFL on "the morning after"


Cards happy to get back on the winning side

After their worst loss in team history, they bounce back and fight for a win over the Lions.


Cards enter final quarter with 2 TD lead.

With a two touchdown lead heading into the second half, the Arizona Cardinals didn't need to do much to keep their lead. They just needed to play it safe offensively and let the defense do their job.

The Cardinals put up another three points in their first drive. They went eight plays and 30 yards and Jay Feely kicked a 51-yard field goal to make the score 24-7.

Detroit followed that drive up with a Jason Hanson 41-yard kick to make it 24-10. That drive was 11 plays for 57 yards and sparked by a 24-yard gain by Calvin Johnson, who picked up a lot of yards after Patrick Peterson missed a tackle.

Other than that, the third quarter was a boring one, as Arizona is in time-killing mode and the Lions just have been unable to do anything offensively against the Arizona defense.

The Cardinals should win this game unless something terrible happens in the final quarter.


Cards lead Lions 21-7 at the half

After a scoreless first quarter, the Arizona Cardinals took advantage of two Detroit Lions turnovers and head into halftime with a 14-7 lead behind two scoring runs by Beanie Wells.

The quarter began with the Lions driving down the field and scoring on a one-yard run my Michael LeShoure to cap a 73-yard drive.

The next series ended with a punt for the Cardinals, but punt returner Stefan Logan muffed it and Michael Adams recovered it at the five-yard line. The very first play was a touchdown run by Beanie Wells to tie the score.

Later in the quarter, after Arizona punted again, Logan fielded the ball inside the 10-yard line and was tackled by Justin Bethel. Two false start penalties by Detroit pushed them back a little further and Matthew Stafford attempted a throw down the field to Calvin Johnson, who was covered by Patrick Peterson. Peterson snagged his seventh interception of the year and returned it to the three-yard line.

Beanie Wells punched it in with two carries to make it 14-7.

With Detroit trying to score in the two-minute drill, Rashad Johnson picked off another Stafford pass and returned it 53 yards to push the lead to 21-7.

Arizona's two scoring drives combined for a total of eight yards.

At halftime, Stafford is 9/22 for 85 yards and two picks. Calvin Johnson has four catches for 39 yards.

Lindley has 58 yards passing and an interception. Beanie Wells has the scores and 24 yards on 10 carries.


Cardinals, Lions scoreless through 1 quarter

The Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions are both playing for pride late in the season, and so far the two teams are scoreless through one quarter from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

As the score -- or lack thereof -- would indicate, there wasn't a whole lot of offense in the opening 15 minutes. In fact, the closest either team got to the opposing end zone was on the opening drive of the game when the Cardinals made it to the Detroit 38 before having to punt.

Since that drive, it has been three-and-out at best for both teams, with Ryan Lindley also throwing an interception.

Through one quarter, Lindley is 5-7 passing for 40 yards, though that has of course not amounted to much. His Detroit counterpart, Matthew Stafford, has fared even worse. He is just 3-9 for 32 yards, though he has yet to turn the ball over.

The Cardinals have also been hampered by four penalties in the early going, costing them 35 yards.


Cards, Lions tied at 0 after one quarter

The Arizona Cardinals. having lost nine straight games, took on the Detroit Lions in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday. After one quarter of play, both teams were knotted up at zero.

The first drive for the Arizona Cardinal started in promising fashion. Ryan Lindley connected with Michael Floyd on a 25-yard pass play and then LaRod Stephens-Howling ran the ball for 14. They got into field goal range, but a holding penalty and a false start stalled the drive and the Cardinals had to punt.

From there, the Lions wen three and out on three straight series and the Cardinals punted and turned the ball over with a Ryan Lindley interception.

Lindley so far is 5/7 passing for 40 yards and a pick. Matthew Stafford has completed 2/6 for 19 yards, both completions going to Calvin Johnson,

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Roof to be open for Cardinals, Lions game

The roof will be open at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday afternoon's game between the Cardinals and the Lions.


Cardinals/Lions game preview

The Cardinals return home to play a Lions team that also sits at 4-9.


Cardinals challenging rookie Jamell Fleming

Defensive coordinator Ray Horton is looking for answers and hopes Jamell Fleming can help provide them at the cornerback position, but he has work to do.


Does Arizona's newest QB have starter potential?

Brian Hoyer has bounced between teams as a backup, but Ron Jaworski thinks he might have what it takes to be a starter.


Peterson vs. Johnson is a 'statement game'

Arizona Cardinals' cornerback Patrick Peterson is preparing for a showdown with Detroit's Calvin Johnson in what his defensive coordinator says is a "statement game" for the second-year pro.


Lions to be without TE Brandon Pettigrew

The Lions aren't going to have many options to throw to Sunday with the news that Brandon Pettigrew will likely be inactive.


WR Early Doucet out, TE Rob Housler has setback

The Cardinals' struggling passing attack will be at less than full strength Sunday with Early Doucet (concussion) out and Rob Housler (knee/ankle) questionable.


Cards' Fitzgerald wants whole team back in 2013

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the rest of the offense have struggled mightily this year, but Fitzgerald would have no problem bringing everybody back next year.


Cards' Peterson calls himself best CB in NFL

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson called himself the best in the NFL at his position, causing a bit of a stir leading up to his matchup against the Lions' Calvin Johnson.


Lions' Nick Fairley, Brandon Pettigrew sit out

Two Detroit starters missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday.


Cardinals injury report: Rob Housler upgraded

Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler was upgraded on Thursday.


Cardinals have many options at center

Despite the offensive line's struggles this season, the Cardinals have depth at the center position.


Kolb hits IR, wants to remain in Arizona

Kevin Kolb's future with the team could be in doubt, but the injury-plagued quarterback wants to remain a Cardinal.


Hoyer sees similarities in Cardinals, Steelers

After being signed on Tuesday, the fourth-year pro is undergoing a crash course to learn the Cardinals offensive system.


Cardinals injury report: Doucet, Williams sit out

Arizona Cardinals receiver Early Doucet, tackle Dan Williams and defensive end Ronald Talley missed Wednesday's practice.


Wilson looking beyond Cardinals for next season

Adrian Wilson holds the longest games-played tenure with the Arizona Cardinals. As this disappointing season comes to an end, the veteran realizes it may be his last with the team.


Cardinals lost Whisenhunt

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is under deep fire, but his players will still try to back him.


Cardinals make roster changes

The Arizona Cardinals are attempting to save face for the rest of the season by making changes to the active and practice rosters.


Dockett offers no comment on Whisenhunt

Arizona Cardinals defender Darnell Dockett doesn't seem ready to support head coach Ken Whisenhunt.


Whisenhunt refuses to discuss staff changes

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is refusing to discuss potential changes to the staff.


Cards turn to waivers for answer at QB

The former Michigan State Spartan was waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

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