In a loaded NFC West, the Arizona Cardinals will need all the weapons they can get. Carson Palmer returns to lead the offense in 2015 and he’ll have dangerous targets waiting downfield. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd are back for Arizona, as is emerging talent John Brown, who showed big progress and potential in his rookie season. The Cards are looking to build on a successful 11-5 record last year as they try to advance far beyond the Wild Card Game in the ’15 NFL campaign. Few venues rock like University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and you can secure your seats for regular season home games today! Pick up Arizona Cardinals tickets and enjoy the excitement of the world’s best athletes going head-to-head in search of the ultimate prize: the Vince Lombardi Trophy!
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9/28/15 - The Arizona Cardinals have had another game and they are still undefeated. The season is very young, but their recent victories are still cause for celebration. As the top teams start to divide themselves from the competition, there are seven teams to win all three games so far. Will the Cardinals be able to keep it up as the other teams slowly start to fall behind? Up next, Arizona is hosting the St. Louis Rams on October 4th. After that, they will be on the road for the following two weeks, so be sure to come out and support the Cardinals before they hit the road. Tickets start at $33.
9/21/15 - The Arizona Cardinals are off to a good start for the 2015 season with a 2-0 record that puts them at the top of the NFC Western Division. Their most recent win was against the Bears on September 20. QB Carson Palmer threw four touchdown passes, three of which were caught by Larry Fitzgerald. During the game, Palmer completed 17 of 24 passes for a total of 185 yards. The four touchdowns this game also earned him seven in two games for a promising start to the season. David Johnson earned a club-record when he returned the opening kickoff for 108 yards. He also scored a touchdown during the game. The final score was 48-23. The Cardinals next return home to host the 49ers on the 27th. You can still get your tickets, with prices starting at just $2.
9/14/15 - The long wait is over. The Arizona Cardinals officially began the regular season this week and their first game was against the New Orleans Saints on September 13th. The Cardinals took an early lead with four more points by the end of the first quarter, but both teams scored the same amount in the next two periods. Even though it was close up until the final quarter, the Cardinals took off and ended the match with a final score of 31 compared to the Saint's 19. With just two other teams in the NFC Western Division winning their opening match, this is an excellent way for the Cardinals to kick the season off. Their next home match with be on September 27th when they host the San Francisco 49ers.
9/7/15 - The Arizona Cardinals may have finalized their roster in preparation for the official start of the NFL season this weekend, but that does not mean that changes to their roster have ended. Ifeanyi Momah suffered a knee injury during practice on Tuesday, which turned out to be a torn meniscus requiring surgery. With him out for the season, the Cardinals have brought in former Lions tight end Joseph Fauria. He had been recently cut from the Lions during the final roster cuts, which gave the Cardinals the opportunity to bring him on to help in the tight end position. The Cardinals officially begin the 2015 season by hosting the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, September 13. You can still get your tickets to see it in person, with tickets as low as $1.
8/31/15 - After three preseason games, the Arizona Cardinals have started to trim down their roster. This week, they let go 10 players to reach the 75-player limit. Two of the players were former starters, including linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and punter Dave Zastudil. Alexander had been with the team for two seasons, and Zastudil had been with the team since 2011 but missed most of last year due to an injury. More cuts are on their way, as the Cardinals, along with rest of the league, must get down to 53 players by Saturday. The Cardinals have one more preseason game on the 3rd against the Broncos before the regular season starts for them on the 13th at home against the Saints. You can still get your tickets, with prices starting at just $15.
8/24/15 - Fortunately for the Arizona Cardinals, preseason football doesn’t count for much starting in just over two weeks. The Cards have lost both of their warm-up games to date, falling 34-19 against the Chiefs and 22-19 against the Chargers. Arizona will take to the road for their final two preseason outings, tangling with the Raiders and Broncos before the regular season kicks off. In positive news, wide receiver Michael Floyd was spotted without a wrap on his injured left hand on Wednesday. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians even stated that he wouldn’t be shocked if Floyd was able to take the field come Week 1. In the meantime, get your tickets for Cardinals at Raiders this Sunday at O.co Coliseum! Great seats start at just $24 each.
8/17/15 - The Arizona Cardinals may be taking the field again in just under a week, but that does not mean they are done adding to their team. The Cardinals just signed long-time running back, Chris Johnson. In 2009, Johnson pulled off an incredible 2000-yard season. Hopefully he will be able to bring some offensive power to the team. Fans will not have to wait long at all to find out what kind of addition Johnson will be to the team. The Cardinals will have their first home game of the preseason on August 22nd. Meanwhile, the Cardinals had their season opener a couple days ago on the Kansas City Chiefs' field. The Cardinals unfortunately lost, but they did score an impressive 19 points. You can still get tickets for their first home game for as little as $7.
8/3/15 - With Training Camp in full swing, fans of the Arizona Cardinals can keep track of what is going on by following the #CardsCamp on Twitter and other social media. Carson Palmer returned to the camp after an ACL tear, and in his first day in padded practice, he took a hit right to the legs. This made some of the coaches and fans uneasy, but they have made it clear that Palmer's absence at the Tuesday practice was always part of the plan to give him time to rest his legs. Saturday, August 8, fans have a chance to see the Cardinals practice and get autographs during the Red and White Practice. The first game is just over a week away on August 15 against the Chiefs, and fans can still get tickets with prices as low as $3.
7/27/15 - The Arizona Cardinals are making headlines this week by adding a female to their coaching staff. Jen Welter is the lucky job recipient and is the first female in the NFL to ever hold a coaching position. Bruce Arians, the Cardinals head coach for two years now has definitely made some moves that have shaken up the program, including his unique mix of young and old assistant coaches. Welter is set up to work with team’s linebackers during the training camps and throughout preseason. She is among seven of the interns that will be coaching the team this year. Her tenure will be short lived, but is sure to make an impact on the NFL world. See the Cardinals for the first time this season on August 15 on their home turf.
7/16/15 - The Arizona Cardinals are awaiting the decision regarding linebacker Daryl Washington's reinstatement. Washington applied for reinstatement on May 8, and according to the rules the decision should be made within 60 days. The July 4th holiday may have pushed back the decision, which should come out very soon. The Cardinals may remain a $1 billion plus club, but it was unable to make Forbes' most valuable sports franchises this year, in part due to more baseball and basketball teams making the cut. The official preseason training is just a few weeks away, where fans will be able to see how the new roster will perform for the 2015 season. You can already get tickets for all the games, starting with the first game against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 15, with prices as low as $3.
6/29/15 - Offseason training continues for the Arizona Cardinals. As everyone is finding their place on the team, Deone Bucannon is getting more work as a safety. He was drafted with the intention of playing safety, but he didn't actually get to play the position much last season. For one reason or another, Bucannon ended up essentially being a linebacker. The team's defensive coordinator, James Bettcher, hopes this will improve the Cardinals' defensive strength. However, he does not deny that Bucannon performed well as a linebacker, and is intending to give him some more experience in the position as well. It sounds like Bucannon is being treated like the versatile player that he is. The season officially gets underway in August, so get your tickets while they are still available.
6/15/15 - The Arizona Cardinals are now in their second week of OTAs. According to Coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals started out a little disorganized. It seems they managed to get their cooperation back in order by the end of their meeting, however. It is easy to fall into the assumption that the season is off in the distance, but the preseason officially starts in less than two months. That is not a long time to wait for fans, and it is even less time to train for the Arizona Cardinals. It is good to hear they are starting to get their game together because August 15th's season opener will be upon them in no time. You can already get your tickets for the season opener for just $5.
6/1/15 - With the NFL 2015 season about two months away, practices are getting underway. The Arizona Cardinals have had 10 practice sessions, over the course of about three weeks, and things are just getting serious. Mandatory practices start next week, with the debut of mini-camp. After that, training camp will begin. Then it will finally be time for the season to begin. Do not get caught off guard; the preseason is nearly over and the full spectacle will be beginning very soon. Tickets are already on sale, but they are going fast. Some Terrace level seats for the Cardinals’ season opener, on August 15th, are still available for only $3. Closer seats are going in the $30 to $50 range. Be sure to get yours today before they sell out.
5/7/15 - The 2015 season may still be a few months away, but tickets for the Arizona Cardinals' games are already on sale. You can attend the season opener for as little as $5. With the Cardinals currently piecing their team together in the draft, things are looking up for the team. The addition of D.J. Humphries, David Johnson, Rodney Gunter, Shaq Riddick, is sure to reignite the team's performance. Perhaps most significantly, Markus Golden joins the team, and his old friend, Sean Weatherspoon. The duo are sure to maintain a closely knit relationship on and off the field. That interaction could very easily promote a higher level of teamwork and cooperation across the entire team. The 2015 season is shaping up to be a big time for the Arizona Cardinals.
4/20/15 - The 2015 NFL regular season schedule has been announced, and the Arizona Cardinals will be starting out at home on a Sunday as they take on the New Orleans Saints. The Cards will likely consider themselves fortunate overall with their slate, with their bye week coming at the halfway point eight games into the season—just before they take on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. Arizona will also have the benefit of avoiding most cold-weather cities after the beginning of November when harsh conditions begin to set in with potential to affect play. Schedule highlights include a Week 6 showdown with Ben Roethlisberger’s Pittsburgh Steelers and Week 16 versus Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Get your tickets for the 2015 season, on sale now!
12/29/14 - The Arizona Cardinals had a one-point lead going into halftime against the San Francisco 49ers in the final game of the regular season. The 49ers came back in the third quarter with a touchdown and kept the Cardinals from scoring, which gave San Francisco the win. The Cardinals already made the playoffs and they now get ready to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFL First Round Playoffs in Charlotte at the Bank of American Stadium. ESPN gives the Panthers the edge in the game, but the Cardinals have had a great season. The Panthers haven’t played in the wild-card round since 2006, and the Cardinals have won four of their past six postseason games, so they have the experience to focus and play well. If they can work on their turnover ratio and tackling, they stand a good chance at staying in the game on the road to the Super Bowl.
12/23/14 - The Arizona Cardinals lost last Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, but they still made it into the playoffs. This coming Sunday, the Cardinals go to San Francisco for their final regular season game before their Wild Card playoff on January 3. Tickets for this game are on sale with prices starting at just $118, and you’ll want to get your tickets so that when the Cardinals clinch the home field advantage you will be ready to give them the support they deserve and need on their way to the Super Bowl. The Cardinals make their first appearance in the playoffs since 2009, and they want to make it all the way to show their fans some great football. With quarterback Drew Stanton taking the final game off, he should be ready for the playoff game.
12/15/14 - The 11-3 Arizona Cardinals clinched a playoff spot last week with a 12 – 6 win over the Rams in Saint Louis. Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro accounted for all the team’s points with four field goals, and linebacker Larry Foote notched one sack and recovered a fumble to lead the stingy Arizona defense. Quarterback Drew Stanton left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury, but an MRI revealed no major damage and he is listed as week-to-week. The Cardinals will have backup QB Ryan Lindley at the controls until such time as Stanton can return. Arizona’s final two regular season games are against division rivals. They are at home in an all-important game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Dec. 21, and on the road Sunday Dec. 28 at the 49ers. Buy your tickets today and come out and scream for your playoff-bound Arizona Cardinals!
12/8/14 - One of the best teams in the NFC East right now is the Arizona Cardinals. Sporting a record of 10-3, they are rolling and firing on all cylinders. Their last game was against the Kansas City Chiefs, which they won with a final score of 17-14. In their hard-fought win, Alex Smith went on to throw for 293 yards and tacked on 1 touchdown. Travis Kelly, their tight end, also had a breakout performance, getting 110 receiving yards. When they needed to score down the stretch, they did just that. It’s this type of resilience that makes them so dangerous for opponents. Up next for them is a game against the St. Louis Rams. Tickets for the game can be bought now for a low $6.
12/1/14 - Sunday’s 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons might have been the second loss in a row for the Arizona Cardinals, but Bruce Arians’ team still sits atop the NFC West standings at 9-3. Before the final three games decide the final division standings, Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs come to Glendale for a pivotal matchup on Sunday (tickets from $51). Since both teams will be entering this game on the heels of consecutive losses, this should prove to be an exciting game, as both squads should be thirsty for a win. Looking ahead, three divisional games loom large, as the Cardinals travel to St. Louis to face the Rams for Thursday Night Football on December 11 (tickets from $6), return home to host the Seattle Seahawks on December 21 (tickets from $129), and finish up on the road against the San Francisco 49ers on December 28 (tickets from $90).
11/26/14 - One of the better teams in the NFL right now is the Arizona Cardinals. They have only lost one game this season, and in their last game, they narrowly pulled away with the win. The final score, against the Lions, ended up being 14-6. In their tough win, quarterback Drew Stanton went on to throw for 306 yards with 2 touchdowns. He did have 2 turnovers, though, which can’t happen if the Cardinals expect to dominate in the playoffs this year. Up next for them is a great game against the former Super Bowl champs, the Seahawks. In order to win, they will need to contain the dynamic play of Russell Wilson, both in terms of passing and rushing. Tickets for the game are available at a price of $118.
11/19/14 - Taking the field without their league top ten quarterback, Carson Palmer, there were plenty of Detroit fans counting their lucky stars. However, the game ended with upset Lions fans and ecstatic Cardinals fans when the clock hit “0” with the Arizona Cardinals in the lead 14-6. This latest win not only continued to upset the competition attempting to stop Arizona in their tracks, but also set the Cardinals 2 wins ahead of any other team in the NFL. This lead is crucial since Arizona has a few kinks to work through on the offense as their run game continues to struggle. As the Cardinals head to Seattle to battle the Seahawks, fans can secure their spot for as little as $38 per seat at what is sure to be a close game.
11/10/14 - An explosive season has led the Arizona Cardinals to a near perfect season. Currently leading the NFL with just a single loss, Arizona arrived on the field against the Rams with confidence and poise. In what was certainly a game-changing play, the Cardinals lost their starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, for the season with a torn ACL. However, the competition has not knocked Arizona out. The team is preparing to respond to the loss of their quarterback in their upcoming game against the Detroit Lions with Drew Stanton. With his previous performance this season, Stanton has already made some progress in earning the trust of the team, but the stakes are high as the playoffs move closer. Cardinals fans can’t afford to miss this next home game and still secure their spot for as little as $5.
11/3/14 - Sunday’s victory of the Arizona Cardinals over the Dallas Cowboys was the fourth straight win for the Cardinals, who now have the best NFC record. That’s the first time for them since 1974. The Cowboys were starting out a little down, missing injured Tony Romo and putting in Brandon Weeden in his stead. Carson Palmer allowed only one mistake for the game when Tyler Patmon of the Cowboys managed to score and the Cardinals down by 7 early on. However, he was able to bounce back and ultimately lead his team to a 28-17 victory. The Cardinals will next face off against the St. Louis Rams on November 9 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Tickets are still available starting at an amazing $5.
10/27/14 - The Arizona Cardinals have a 6-1 record placing them in first place in the NFC Western Division. They have won their last three games, but they face a strong team, the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, TX on Sunday. The Cardinals are off to their best start of a season since 1974, so they have a strong chance to win on Sunday. The team is playing well. They have a good rush defense, ranking third in the NFL in rush yards per game and yards per rush allowed. With their strong turnover differential and blitz statistics, they should show well against the Cowboys. They are predicted to win, but they will need to play strong. Sunday’s game will be a great matchup, no matter which side you are on.
10/20/14 – Arizona defeated Oakland 24-13 to stay atop the NFC West. Up next on the Cardinals schedule: a home game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (5-1). Arizona Cardinals tickets Sunday will cost you a minimum $85 to get into University of Phoenix Stadium. Just fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for the NFC showdown.
10/15/14 – The Arizona Cardinals continue to lead the NFC West (4-1). Carson Palmer returned last week to the Cardinals lineup after missing three games with a nerve issue in his shoulder and the veteran will be back on the field again in Week 7. You can find super cheap Raiders vs. Cardinals tickets at O.CO Coliseum, averaging $69 and starting at just $15!
10/10/14 - The Arizona Cardinals 2014 season is off to a great start. The team has won three games so far and only lost one. The Cardinals hope first string quarterback Carson Palmer will be able to play this Sunday against the Redskins. Palmer was injured during the season opener against San Diego, but has improved substantially in the last few weeks. Other key matches for the Cardinals this year include playing the Super Bowl champion Seahawks in Seattle on November 23 and the Chiefs at home on December 7. The team’s final game of the season will be at San Francisco on December 28. The Cardinals beat the 49ers on 23-14 on September 21. Don’t miss out on any of the action and get your Arizona Cardinals tickets now!
10/1/14 – The NFC West leading Cardinals are heading to Denver in Week 5 to take on the Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Then, it’s back to Glendale for Week 6 as the Reskins visit University of Phoenix Stadium next Sunday (get-in $44). The most expensive game of the season in Arizona is not against a division opponent, instead it’s vs. the Philadelphia Eagles (avg. $176) whom Arizona has developed a budding rivalry with.
9/25/14 - Wait, who’s that at the top of the NFC West standings? Why, it’s the undefeated Arizona Cardinals, who for just the second time since 2008 defeated San Francisco, this time with a second-half comeback keyed by Drew Stanton’s two touchdown passes to John Brown. Stanton, the backup to Carson Palmer, had another strong outing for the Cards, finishing 18-for-33 for 244 yards, along with the two touchdown strikes; Brown, his TD target, caught a total of four passes for 52 yards, while Michael Floyd snagged five balls for 114 yards, and Larry Fitzgerald extended his string of games with at least one reception to 152.
9/18/14 - Even though the Arizona Cardinals were without their usual starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, it didn’t matter much because the Cards’ defense smothered New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, sacking him twice and forcing a pair of interceptions en route to a 25-14 win over the Giants. The Cardinals special teams also contributed to the win as well, with Ted Ginn Jr. taking a 71-yard punt return to the house as well. Backup signal-caller Drew Stanton completed 14 of 29 passes for 167 yards, filling in on short notice for Carson Palmer, who had been experiencing a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder; receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught six passes for 51 yards, both team highs.
9/9/14 - Just a week ago, the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals met in the last preseason tuneup for each team, in a mostly lackluster affair where all the scoring was done by placekickers kicking field goals. Not this time. In a game that counted, the Cards, behind the arm of Carson Palmer, rallied to nip the Bolts at the end, 18-17, as little-heralded rookie John Brown reeled in the winning score late in the fourth quarter. Palmer was 24-for-37 passing with 304 yards and two touchdown passes; receiver Michael Floyd grabbed five of those balls for 119 yards, while Ted Ginn Jr. grabbed two passes for 29 yards. San Diego’s running game was stopped nearly cold by the Arizona defense, collecting just 52 yards rushing for the game; Ryan Mathews rushed 12 times for 40 yards and a TD. San Diego QB Philip Rivers passed for 238 yards in the loss with one scoring strike and an interception, on 21 completions.
9/4/14 - In the final preseason game for the Arizona Cardinals, placekicker Chandler Catanzaro kicked three field goals but was outdone by San Diego’s placekicker in a 12-9 loss last weekend. With the Cardinals scheduled to face off against the Chargers in the opening weekend of the regular season (the late game in the first Monday night doubleheader), none of either team’s regular starters played; the Cardinals’ quarterbacking duties were handled by Logan Thomas, who completed just nine of 21 attempts for 73 yards, along with an interception in the fourth quarter. Thomas was also sacked three times.
8/27/14 - The Arizona Cardinals took on quarterback Carson Palmer’s former team, Cincinnati, last weekend, and Palmer threw a pass during the game that resulted in a touchdown…but unfortunately, Palmer’s “scoring throw” was a pick-six interception that went directly to a Bengal defensive back when intended receiver Larry Fitzgerald ran the wrong route on the play, en route to a 19-13 loss to the Bengals. The Cardinals were unable to muster much in the way of offense themselves, with just one touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Drew Stanton to John Brown, and a pair of field goals, one each from Jay Feely and Chandler Catanzaro, who are competing for the starting job.
8/21/14 - With Carson Palmer at the controls for two series, the Arizona Cardinals looked good, and scored on their first drive of the game, a nine-play, 93-yard piece of work; but much of the rest of the game belonged to host Minnesota, who ralled in the fourth behind rookie Teddy Bridgewater for a 30-28 win. Palmer was 4-for-8 in his two series, for 91 yards, while Drew Stanton completed six of eight for 81 yards, including a three-yard scoring pass to former basketball player Darren Fells, now a tight end for the Cards. Running back Robert Hughes was the leading rusher for Arizona, with just nine carries for 26 yards, but found the end zone on a two-yard run in the third quarter.
8/14/14 - With Larry Fitzgerald potentially having one year left due to a increased salary cap hit in 2015, the Arizona Cardinals may need someone to take his place. Enter veteran Ted Ginn Jr., previously with Miami, San Francisco, and most recently Carolina. Ginn made a name for himself as a speedy receiver and kick returner at Ohio State (including having his own song by the Columbus band Dead Schembechlers, “Tedd (sic) Ginn Did Everythin’”); he returned the opening kickoff of the 2007 national-title game for a touchdown (which, unfortunately for Buckeye fans, was the high point of the game). But Ginn now wants to be known less for kick returns and more for catching passes; in 2008, he snagged 56 balls for the Dolphins, his career high-water mark.
7/31/14 - The Arizona Cardinals made their shutdown cornerback, Patrick Peterson, the highest-paid at his position earlier this week when they signed him to a five year contract extension valued at $70 million, with $48 million of that in guaranteed money – unless he is released for skill or salary-cap purposes. Peterson is now under contract to the Cards through the 2020 season; he is the first player from the opening round of the 2011 draft, the first under the current collective-bargaining agreement, to do so. The agreement placed certainlimitations on rookie contracts, which made executing the extension more difficult, but team officials and Peterson’s agents were able to strike a deal once the final obstacles were cleared.
7/24/14 - A tough break for the Arizona Cardinals as training camps open around the league: The team placed safety Tyrann Mathieu on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list this week. There is some question as to whether Mathieu will heal quickly enough from torn ligaments in a knee so that he can take part in early-camp drills – hence the procedural move by the Cards until Mathieu can be cleared by the team’s medical staff to begin practicing. While the move could be reversed at any time during training camp, Mathieu’s questionable status for the beginning of the season has some thinking that he could possibly be held out for the first six weeks of the regular season.
7/10/14 - How confident is Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in his team? As it turns out, very. Fitzgerald told ESPN recently that he and his teammates think they can not only win the NFC West, but the conference title in 2014. Fitzgerald said, “We always talk about winning the NFC West, that’s our goal first and foremost, getting to the playoffs.” On the lighter side, the NFL on ESPN program tweeted out an interesting statistic on Fitzgerald – he was targeted 136 times in 2013, and had ONE drop. Fitzgerald’s response was to apologize.
6/26/14 - For Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, there was one name at the top of his list to call when he needed a veteran presence in his offensive backfield – that of Jonathan Dwyer, last with Pittsburgh. While it’s not clear yet exactly what role Dwyer will play – maybe a starter, maybe a key backup – one thing is for certain, and that’s how easily Dwyer has fit into Arians’ system as he’s implemented it in Arizona, and as a veteran. “Whenever the guys ask me questions, I try to…just help them learn,” Dwyer told the Arizona Republic recently. “My ideal situation is to do whatever I can to earn as many carries as I possibly can and do whatever I can to help the team win,” he also said.
6/19/14 - Quarterback Kurt Warner, who set an NFL record for most yards passing in a postseason while leading the Arizona Cardinals to their lone Super Bowl appearance in 2008, will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor this fall, team president Michael Bidwill announced this week. The induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Cards’ season-opening Monday Night Football game against San Diego on September 8. Warner, who came to the Cardinals after spending time with the New York Giants, and two other Super Bowl runs with St. Louis, engineered his own comeback to prominence in 2008 after having lost his starting job in 2006 when the team drafted USC’s Heisman Trophy winning signal-caller Matt Leinart.
6/16/14 - What a way to start your pro career. Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Deone Bucannon, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper, has been sidelined with a case of turf toe and has been attending practices as a mere observer. This news comes on the much more positive item that Bucannon signed his first pro contract, clearing that matter out of the way in short order. While the newspaper’s reporter noted that a June case of turf toe is unlikely to linger into training camp, it does put a hamper on Bucannon’s ability to prove himself worthy of a starting position for the Cards.
6/4/14 - The hammer blows keep falling on the Arizona Cardinals defense. Safety Tyrann Mathieu, the former college “Honey Badger,” is rehabbing from surgery to repair not one, but two ligaments. They lost a starting linebacker to free agency, and have now lost 2012 Pro Bowl linebacker Daryl Washington for the entire year, due to a league-mandated drug policy violation. What this means is that the Cards will have to rebuild their defensive backfield on the fly; so far they have acquired Antonio Cromartie, and expect rookie draftee Deone Bucannon to compete for the starting safety slot. Linebackers Kevin Minter and Larry Foote are expected to fill the empty positions; however Minter played just a single snap last year, and Foote played a single game.
5/29/14 - Last weekend saw the Arizona Cardinals host their rookie minicamp, an opportunity for newly-minted Cardinal players to get a feel for the team’s atmosphere and get more snaps than they normally would during OTAs (organized team activities). Players such as fourth-round quarterback pick Logan Thomas got what he termed “that chance to see things.” Thomas made an impression on top draft choice Deone Bucannon with his size; but Cardinal coaches were concerned that Thomas would zero in on a specific receiver too early in his progressions.
5/23/14 - While the Arizona Cardinals drafted for defense in two out of the first three rounds (Washington State safety Deone Buccanon in the first round, 27th overall; and North Carolina defensive end Kareem Martin in the third round), it’s a late-round quarterback that could end up being the key selection. The Cards took Virginia Tech signal-caller Logan Thomas in the fourth round, a selection that could pay off down the road once he has gotten used to the offense of Bruce Arians, and provide some insurance if the Cardinals lose incumbent starter Carson Palmer to free agency after this season.
5/12/14 - The Arizona Cardinals traded down seven spots to choose Deone Buchannon and add some depth at safety while second-year player Tyrann Mathieu recovers from ACL and LCL tears. The newest addition is larger and faster than the other two top safeties in the 2014 Draft (Dix, Pryor). The Cards picked up the first quarterback on Saturday: Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (No. 120), an elite physical player. You can't teach athleticism and the Cards proved that with their latest picks. Score Arizona Cardinals tickets now and see if their selections pay off!
4/16/14 - The Arizona Cardinals have been busy in the offseason, acquiring left tackle Jared Veldheer, WR Ted Ginn, RB Jonathan Dwyer and cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Additionally, Carson Palmer has communicated that he understands if the Cards were to pick up another quarterback in the draft, so keep your eyes peeled when the big day rolls around. For preseason 2014, the Cards will open at University of Phoenix Stadium against Houston, in which new Texans head coach Bill O'Brien's will debut the NFL's #1 overall draft pick. In Week 2, Arizona will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings, followed by a Sunday Night Football exhibition game (Aug 24) against the Cincinnati Bengals. To close out preseason play, the Cards will play on Aug 28 against the Chargers in San Diego.
2/11/14 – The Cards finished its 2013 campaign at a respectable 10-6 in a tough NFC West Division that saw two teams advance to the 2014 NFC Championship game. WR Larry Fitzgerald scored 10 TDs, the fifth time in ten seasons that the former No.3 draft pick has recorded double-digit touchdowns! If Fitzgerald can fully recover from his hamstring issues, expect another breakout year from the 10-year Cardinal. Another player who suffered from injury last season that could play a huge role in 2014 is Jonathan Cooper (leg). The seventh overall pick is targeting minicamp this season to be ready.
The Cards will open the 2014 regular season at home in a game against the San Diego Chargers, part of ESPN’s Monday Night doubleheader on September 8. The Arizona Cardinals’ schedule also features two additional prime-time games to be played back-to-back: 12/11 at St. Louis and 12/21 against Seattle at home. Also visiting University of Phoenix Stadium, NFC East opponents Washington and Philadelphia in addition to the standard NFC West foes whom the Cardinals see a majority in the latter half of the season. Based on the increase in average Arizona Cardinals ticket prices, it’d appear fans in the desert are excited for the upcoming season. At an increase of 61 percent over last year, AZ had the largest surge in the league.
12/23/13 - The Arizona Cardinals have kept playoff hopes alive, after stunning the "unbeatable at home" Seattle Seahawks yesterday, 17-10. Arizona's stout defense beat the Hawks at their own game, snapping their 14-game win streak in notorious CenturyLink Field. This Sunday, Bruce Arians and company will need another statement victory when they host NFC West foes, the San Francisco 49ers, in a must-win game for a chance at a wild card berth. Both teams have proven they may be the only opponents who can trip up Seattle in the postseason, and both are fighting for that final 6th seed spot, so be there to see these dangerous December teams duke it out with their seasons on the line! Arizona Cardinals tickets are some of the most popular of the week, at $362 on average, but just $14 to get-in.
12/16/13 - After blowing a big lead, the Arizona Cardinals recovered in overtime to beat the Tennessee Titans, 37-34. The Cards allowed the Titans to rally back late in the fourth quarter, only to salvage the game with a field goal in overtime—a kick that gave Arizona their sixth success in seven games and assured the franchise’s first winning season in 4 years. The Cardinals are powering forward, just one game behind the 49ers and Panthers for an NFC wildcard berth. Next week, Arizona goes up against division leaders, the Seahawks, for a tough game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Arizona Cardinals tickets are the second priciest of the week, at $326 on average and $95 minimum.
12/9/13- The Arizona Cardinals are one step closer to clinching a postseason spot, after routing the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, 10-30. During the matchup, the Cards lost an integral player and one of the league's leading contenders for Defensive Rookie of the Year, Tyrann Mathieu, who tore his LCL and ACL, sidelining him for the rest of the season. This was a much-needed win for the Cardinals, leaving them in the playoff hunt heading into Week 15 amidst a highly competitive NFC West division. Arizona Cardinals tickets are a mere $5 to get into LP Field when they go head to head against the Tennessee Titans next Sunday!
12/2/13 - The Arizona Cardinals were unable to rally against the Philadelphia Eagles, in what was a Sunday morning wildcard playoff preview. Both NFC teams needed the win to hold the tiebreaker in their division for the sixth spot, and though the Cardinals have dominated teams (albeit lower-rung) in the past couple weeks, Nick Foles and company came away victorious, 24-21. Carson Palmer was harassed all day, without ample time in pocket, while the Cards’ defense allowed Philadelphia’s tight ends all the scoring points. Arizona still has a chance at postseason (with help from other faltering NFC teams) so keep your fingers crossed! Arizona Cardinals tickets are only $32 to get in and $100 on average.
11/25/13 - The Arizona Cardinals routed the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday 40-11, proving they are a serious threat in the wildcard race. Carson Palmer played another great game, with multiple touchdown passes in their last four consecutive wins, helping head coach Bruce Arians wreak havoc over his former team yesterday. Next up, the Cardinals will ride the winning momentum into Philadelphia to play the Eagles, hot off the heels of their victory over the Redskins. Don't sleep on these playoff contenders- Arizona Cardinals tickets offer the cheapest get in price, just $7!
11/18/13- The Arizona Cardinals are in the thick of the wildcard race after locking in another win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-14. Carson Palmer played his best of the season, with 419 yards and 2 TDs. At 4-6, they are now a relevant team in the NFC, but next up is a far more formidable opponent than JAX--Arizona pitted against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12. Arizona Cardinals tickets have the cheapest get-in price, at just $6!
11/11/13 - The Arizona Cardinals defeated the Houston Texans on Sunday, 27-24, improving their schedule to 5-4. Carson Palmer had a sound day, with 242 yards, 2 touchdown passes and one interception, but the win can be attributed to Arizona's hard-hitting defense. Players like John Abraham (two sacks) and Matt Shaughnessy (fumble recovered for TD) pounded the Texans into their seventh consecutive loss. Next week the Cardinals have another shot at victory when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars. Arizona Cardinals tickets are the cheapest of the week by far! At $5 to get in and $32 on average on the road.
11/5/13 - The Arizona Cardinals will be emerging from their bye to face the Houston Texans in Week 10. Prior to their break, Arizona snapped their two-game losing streak with a win over the Atlanta Falcons, and are now resting at 4-4 on the season. In the mean time, Coach Bruce Arians cut rookie tight end D.C. Jefferson following his arrest on DUI charges. In his place, the Cardinals signed Jake Ballard, previously of the New York Giants and New England Patriots. Arizona Cardinals tickets when they host Houston are just $6 to get-in, and $61 on average—the cheapest game of week!
10/28/13 - The Arizona Cardinals found redemption at home when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 27-13, on Sunday. The Cardinals defense put on the heat, and absolutely stifled the Falcons, making four turnovers and four interceptions on Matt Ryan, and tackling him 11 times. The trade deadline is next Tuesday, and if a deal is not made by then, Arizona will in fact look to trade their 10-year all-star receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, in the offseason due to insufficient funds to support his inflating salary cap ($18 mill). At the .500 mark, they will hope to score another victory when they face the Houston Texans (Nov 10), but for now, the Cardinals are heading into their bye with high spirits and another point in the win column.
10/21/13 - The Arizona Cardinals toughed it out against division foes, the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football, ultimately losing 22-34. The Cardinals fell behind in the first quarter, and although they put up 22 points, the offense was out of sync and unable to surmount Seattle's defense for the course of the game. Larry Fitzgerald was playing with injuries to his hamstring, Carson Palmer has not hit his stride in the season (throwing 13 interceptions thus far), and with an inexistent running game, the Cardinals have dropped to last place in the NFC West. Lucky for Arizona, they will have a full 10 days to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons in next week, with an opportunity for Bruce Arians and company to clean up some of their missteps for a much needed home turf victory. Arizona Cardinals tickets are averaging $68, the second lowest priced game of the week.
10/14/13 - Costly turnovers determined the Arizona Cardinal’s 20-32 loss to the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. Four turnovers were attributed to the Cardinals and Carson Palmer was responsible for two of them. The quarterback threw two interceptions in the first quarter, special teams jumbled the ball, and although just 2 points behind in the fourth quarter, Cardinals defense was unable to hold Frank Gore or Vernon Davis down, giving up 149 rushing yards. Most impressive on Arizona was Larry Fitzgerald, who played his best game of the season with six receptions, including a 75-yard reception for a touchdown. The Cardinals have now dropped to 3-3 and are on a short week, as they host the stout Seattle Seahawks for a tough game this Thursday. Arizona Cardinals tickets are just $5 to get-in, the lowest of Week 7.
10/7/13 - The Arizona Cardinals and their resolute defense led the team to victory in a 22-6 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Arizona is now just one game behind the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West as they head into Week 6. Linebacker Daryl Washington was back in action, following his suspension, and made nine tackles and one interception. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer’s three interceptions couldn’t stop their defense from snuffing out Cam Newton with seven sacks and three interceptions. The Arizona Cardinals will be heading on the road to play NFC West opponents, the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6. Tickets to see this game at Candlestick Park start at $70 and average at $175.
9/30/13 - The Arizona Cardinals have reached the .500 mark after their on the road victory over the 0-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome Tampa Bay’s rushing defense and “Revis Island” with a pass from Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald obliterating a ten-point deficit. The Cardinals will be looking for their second consecutive win of the season, with linebacker Daryl Washington’s return after a four game suspension in violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Arizona Cardinals’ schedule has them next pitted against the Carolina Panthers, coming off their bye week. Despite the Cardinals recent win, getting into their Week 5 game at University of Phoenix Stadium costs and astonishingly low $5, and averages at $68.
9/24/13 - Carson Palmer and the Cardinals are coming off a tough loss to the Saints in Week 3 and are now 1-2. Head coach Bruce Arians and company will travel to Tampa to play the 0-3 Buccaneers for what should present an opportunity for the quarterback and his offense to come together and gain some balance in their passing and running game. Get into this game for a low $14.
6/21/13 - It’s been a wild roller-coaster ride for Arizona Cardinals fans since their (to date) only appearance in the Super Bowl — up one year (first in 2009, second in 2011, with fourth place finishes in 2010 and 2012). Since Kurt Warner led the Cards to the Super Bowl, the position has become a revolving door; four players started games last year as the Cardinals’ signal caller – John Skelton six times; Kevin Kolb, five; Ryan Lindley, four; and Brian Hoyer once. This season, two new names stand atop the Cards’ QB depth chart – Carson Palmer, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders; and Drew Stanton, formerly with the Indianapolis Colts; Lindley holds the clipboard at the third slot.
All three fellows have to be drooling at the receiving targets they will have in the Arizona desert dome along the Loop 101 freeway — Larry Fitzgerald, a perennial All-Pro candidate of spectacular go-and-get-it catching ability; and Michael Floyd. Rashard Mendenhall is the featured running back in the offense, but will need to work hard to improve on last year. On the defensive side of the ball, all eyes will be on Tyrann Mathieu, the former “Honey Badger” defender from LSU, to see if he has cleaned up his act and can keep his nose clean while fitting into the Cards’ 3-4 defense.
The NFC West will prove to be a difficult division in 2013, and the action at University of Phoenix Stadium. What games do Cardinals football fans want to see most this season? The 2013 Arizona Cardinals schedule features five playoff teams from last season. NFC West rival, Seattle Seahawks, come to town mid-October, with Seahawks vs. Cardinals tickets starting at $32 in the 400 level, only $6 more per ticket than Arizona's home opener versus the Detroit Lions. At the end of October, the Cards host the Atlanta Falcons, followed by the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts in November. Cheap Arizona Cardinals tickets for each of three games can be found under $30, some of the best NFL ticket deals of the season considering the quality of the matchups. Arizona's last home game of the season will be against the San Francisco 49ers on December 29th. 49ers vs. Cardinals tickets start at $44 and reach $300+ near the 50-yard line on the Arizona Cardinals sideline.