Sunday, December 12, 2004

Cardinals 28 - 49ers 31 OT

from NFL.com
The Arizona Cardinals mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to overcome a 28-3 deficit and tie the game with 59 seconds remaining to send the game against the San Francisco 49ers to overtime. Fullback Femi Ayanbadejo scored two rushing touchdowns to narrow the Niners lead to 28-17. An 8-yard run by Emmitt Smith with 2:40 remaining followed by a two-point conversion by quarterback Josh McCown closed to within three. A forced fumble by James Darling, recovered by David Macklin led to a 22-yard field for the tie.

But, the Niners persevered in overtime, driving to the Cards 13-yardline to set up kicker Todd Peterson for a 31-yard game-winning field goal.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Buffalo 38; Arizona 14

The Cardinals (2-5) continue to struggle away from home, after a big 25-17 win over Seattle in Arizona last week. The loss was Arizona's 17th straight on the road, the worst current streak in the NFL, dating back to its win at Carolina on Oct. 6, 2002.
Not much appears to have changed since the Cardinals last visited Buffalo, losing 45-14 on Nov. 11, 1990.
On Sunday, the Cardinals were undone by their own mistakes and plagued by the weather. Smith had 64 yards rushing and Arizona managed just 213 yards of total offense in a game played in a persistent rain and 20-plus mph winds gusting in off of nearby Lake Erie.
The Cardinals also had 14 penalties for 101 yards.
Josh McCown finished 9-of-24 for 101 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass to Bryant Johnson with four minutes left.

``I know one thing, I have a newfound respect for Jim Kelly and what he did here,'' McCown said, referring to the Bills Hall of Fame quarterback. ``It was the toughest conditions I've ever played in.''


yahoosports.com

Monday, October 11, 2004

Cards Can't Close Out Game Over 49ers

From the offical site of Cardinal Football

An NFL game is four quarters, 60-minutes of play, and for fifty-five minutes of Sunday’s match-up against the Niners, it appeared the Cardinals were on their way to snapping a 15-game road losing streak. Quarterback Josh McCown ended his touchdown drought, lobbing a 16-yard pass to tight end Freddie Jones, tossing a two-yarder to Troy Hambrick, and connecting with rookie receiver Larry Fitzgerald for a 23-yard aerobatic endzone catch. Add in running back Emmitt’s Smith 10-yard touchdown run and the Cards held a 28-12 fourth-quarter advantage.

Just when it seemed the winless Niners were on their way to the worst start in franchise history since 1977, quarterback Tim Rattay exploded on the scene, making quick work to negate the 16-point deficit with two fourth quarter touchdowns and two-extra point conversions to send the game into overtime...

With the offense putting up more points than they have in the last combined, it was the faltering of the Cards dependable defense that was most discouraging. Defensively, the Cards hadn’t given up a touchdown in thirteen quarters. Ranked number one in the NFL in the redzone, they forced the Niners to settle for two first-half field goals by Peterson, and in three quarters of play, the Niners only trip to the endzone came on a 71-yard punt return by Arnaz Battle. But with just over four minutes remaining, the Cards defense could not withstand the accuracy or hot arm of Rattay, who completed 38 of 57 passing attempts for 417 yards...


And the rest is in the books.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

We have to get out of the hole

From Sports.yahoo.com

Green, who took Minnesota to the playoffs in his first season as Vikings coach, is realistic about the public's perception of the Arizona franchise. He knows if he builds a winner, the fans will come.


Our offense(more so than defense) and defense aren't playing like they could be. Coach Green really needs to pull this eam our of a slump. We just aren't connecting passes and our rushes aren't getting anywhere. McCown needs to really improve alot if he wants to lead a winning team. It's really a matter of will power, and with a city not backing them and all the odds against them, they are loosing it and fast. So lets get out there and fill up the stands you guys. Lets climb out of the whole and go on the offensive Cards!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Not again

From cardinalinsider.com

The New England Patriots struggled to put the pesky Arizona Cardinals away in what should have been an easy victory of mismatched teams. It was the Arizona defense that kept bringing putting heat on Brady forcing turnovers, sacks and blown opportunities. The statistics do not reflect how close this game was through the first three quarters.


TO be perfectly honest, our Cards havn't been all they could be this year. We got some solid players in the draft and we just aren't putting them too use. I know that we have potential, but if that potential isn't developed, it will just stay as potential and not grow any larger. Lets see if we can't get out of this "slum." Lets get some wins on the board Cards!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Please tell me its not here to stay

Loosing is bad. Loosing 14 straight home games is even worse. I was hoping with Emmitt Smith being much better this year and the drafting of Larry Fitzgerald, we would get the job done. Unfortunatley it didn't. The offensive lines and defensive lines havn't practiced much together but I was hoping they could work things out. Let's hope we start fresh against the Former Superbowl champs and show the country what we are really made of. Go Cards!

Monday, September 06, 2004

Make it 2 into the Reg season

After loosing 3 straight at the beginning of the preseason, I hope we can keep up the wins. With our final cuts made, we shouldnt have as many players being tested for their abilities and more actaul playing. We need to do better than last year if we want a chance of a new ring this year. So lets get some more wins Cards!

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Preseason = bad

Our preaseason so far has been pretty bad(0-2), but remember last year, we were 4-0 in preseason games and we had a 4-12 season. So dont let the preseason make you too sad. Since we are loosing, we can easily spot our flaws and assess them accordingly. Even though preseason didn't seem to account for the season last year, I would still like to see us win a few. Now lets go out and get the raiders!

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Players dropping left and right

With so many player getting injured( i.e. Larry Fitzgerald), its making it harder for us to win. Although some of these injuries are minor, they could come back to haunt us if it is aggrevated. Although preseason games are a good indication of how the tema will do in the season, I dont think players who were recently injured should be pushed to hard. They should play them lightly until the regular season starts, so that we can prevent injuries from re-occuring.
Although we lost to the Vikings, we can still redeem ourselfs , if we can pull off a win against San Diego. So lets get out there and cheer our Cardinals to Victory!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Pumped up!

You guys ready for a great season, especially with Larry Fitzgerald. If you guys havn't kept up with the draft , heres what happened.
From sports.yahoo.com:

1
3 (3)
Larry Fitzgerald
WR
Pittsburgh


2
1 (33)
Karlos Dansby
OLB
Auburn


3
1 (64)
Darnell Dockett
DT
Florida St.


4
4 (100)
Alex Stepanovich
C
Ohio St.


5
3 (135)
Antonio Smith
DE
Oklahoma St.


6
2 (167)
Nick Leckey
C
Kansas St.


7
1 (202)
John Navarre
QB
Michigan

Hopefully we will do better this year.Lets have a good one. Go Cards!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

2004 Cards Schedule

Here's the 2004 Arizona Cardinals schedule from NFL.com:


2004 Preseason
Date    Opponent    Time/Result
Aug. 14 at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 21 San Diego 10:00 p.m.
Aug. 28 Oakland 10:00 p.m.
Sept. 2 at Denver 9:00 p.m.

2004 Schedule
Date    Opponent   Result
Sept. 12 at St. Louis 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 19 New England 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26 at Atlanta 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 New Orleans 4:05 p.m.
Oct. 10 at San Francisco 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 17  Open Date
Oct. 24 Seattle 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Buffalo 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 7 at Miami 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 14 New York Giants 4:15 p.m.
Nov. 21 at Carolina 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 28 New York Jets 4:15 p.m.
Dec. 5 at Detroit 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 San Francisco 4:15 p.m.
Dec. 19 St. Louis 4:05 p.m.
Dec. 26 at Seattle 4:15 p.m.
Jan. 2 Tampa Bay 4:05 p.m.
 


Wednesday, July 21, 2004

New Cards blog

Hey, just getting set up for the 2004 season right now.  come back soon for content!