Christmas day, and the Cardinals will have a practice later this afternoon. Until then, a few tidbits to drop (if you happen to be reading):
– The Cardinals will, not surprisingly, wear red-on-red for the finale against the 49ers. The Cards have worn red-on-red twice before this season and have won, and have won eight straight red-on-red games dating back to 2010. It does make sense here in the holiday season to go all Santa Claus with the look.
– With a win, the Cards would finish 7-1 at University of Phoenix Stadium this season. As a franchise, the Cards have never won seven home games in a season once the schedule was balanced on home and away games (the Cards topped it three times in the 1920s when almost all their games were home games.)
– Four Cardinals are chasing offensive statistical plateaus in this last game. QB Carson Palmer needs 133 yards passing to reach 4,000 this season. Wide receiver Michael Floyd needs 50 yards to reach 1,000 yards receiving. Rookie running back Andre Ellington needs 19 yards of offense to reach a combined 1,000 rushing and receiving this season. And Larry Fitzgerald needs 159 yards receiving to reach 1,000. That is unlikely, especially against the 49ers, but you never say never.
– Palmer is up for the NFL’s GMC Never Say Never player of the week after his late drive/TD pass against Seattle. You can vote for that here.
Tags: Andre Ellington, Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, uniforms, University of Phoenix stadium
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