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Mathieu inactive in Minnesota, Bucannon playing

Posted by Darren Urban on November 20, 2016 – 9:30 am

Safety Tyrann Mathieu is inactive against the Vikings today because of his shoulder injury. He was limited all week, and in the end wasn’t quite ready to go. Fellow cornerback Tharold Simon (ankle) also is inactive, so Justin Bethel and/or Brandon Williams will need to play bigger roles this week again. The good news is money linebacker Deone Bucannon (ankle) is healthy and will be playing for the Cardinals.

The full list of Cardinals inactives:

— WR Chris Hubert

— CB Tharold Simon (ankle)

— S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder)

— G Cole Toner

— DT Olsen Pierre

— DT Robert Nkemdiche

— DT Corey Peters (foot)


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19 Responses to “Mathieu inactive in Minnesota, Bucannon playing”

  1. By clssylssy on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Not a promising start as our O-line has holes you could drive a train through and our defense is looking sluggish…seriously, WT? It sure would have been nice to have Tyrann Mathieu in there to even draw fire if nothing else.

  2. By Wild Blue Yonder on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Keim made a great draft pick in DT Robert Nkemdiche.
    Much like some of his other First and Second Round picks.

  3. By Kevin S Mesa on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    10-point swing there on the non-holding/PI call on John Brown that was returned 100 yards. Chip shot FG vs. 7 points for Minnesota. Hopefully we can overcome. Nice drive in response although for the life of me I wish players (Gresham in this case) wouldn’t take so many chances with the football trying to score TD’s. First down on the 1 would’ve been fine.

  4. By CARDS62 on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    So we punt 1 time in the first half and the Butler does it again! 36 yards and its returned for 23 yards. I really want to believe we know what we are doing but with Butler and Robert N. being yet again another worthless first round pick it is getting more and more difficult.

    The very good news is our offense is playing well both running and passing and our makeshift line is holding up. The bad news is Carson Palmer is always Carson Palmer. No pressure and he once again throws a horrible pass into double coverage to one of our smurfs and of course it is a 100 yard touchdown for the Vikings. Carson could play for 10 more years and he will still never learn to stop doing this.

    Hopefully Carson will not make any mistakes in the second half, and we can keep mixing up the run and pass and we need our secondary to play well in 2nd half and hopefully pick off a couple of passes.

    We have to win this game. GO CARDS!

  5. By CARDS62 on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Are you Freaking kidding me!!! 104 yard kickoff return for a td. How is Amos Jones not fired???
    How many more games are we going to lose because of our special teams?????
    We only get 16 chances to win games and everyone works so hard and we let our special teams continue to destroy our chances to win in all areas of special teams and we do nothing.
    If we do not make the playoffs this year the main reason will be Amos Jones , and our front office does nothing but let the 2016 season go down the drain.

    Go Cards!

  6. By creditcard on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Whoever is making the pregame prep talk and the halftime prep talk; it needs to be done by someone else with a different message.

    Seems like each game the Cards are starting each game completely flat, can’t score and the other teams literally march down the field effortlessly. The opening flatness continued today, and the 1st half KO was returned 104 yards.

    Now another t/o with Palmer throwing into double coverage deep with the only players capable of catching the ball were Minnesota players.

  7. By creditcard on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    This is not in the cards for the Cards. After the interception, the Cards are playing totally uninspired Coupled with horrible calls = high draft pick for Kiem to screw up in April..

  8. By creditcard on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    I said this during preseason, the Cards will be fortunate to be a .500 ball club this year. They just look flat, dysfunctional, uninspired, slow…. it just doesn’t seem like they are clicking.

    I believe there is something wrong inside the locker room that us fans will not be privy to know

  9. By TucsonTim on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    How bad do special teams have to be before you fire Jones

  10. By D on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Season over. Special teams coach better be paying his own way home. BA and Keim didn’t get an experienced backup Left tackle when Veldheer went down which was the biggest mistake of the year. Palmer is a turnover machine, lose more so a higher draft pick i.e. QB can be taken in first round.

  11. By Eric G on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Stick a fork in this team, they are done for the season. What a waste of great talent. Don’t think I’ll watch another game.

  12. By NJAzCardsFan on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving…. The timer has popped and it is time to take the bird out of the oven as it is done…… This season is over for the Cards as I stated before. 6-9-1 will be their record at the end of the season

  13. By creditcard on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    How bad is the O-line: When 4 D-line routinely beat 5 O-linemen, and the QB is getting hit by 2 or 3 of those 4 D-linemen consistently. Plus, the Vikings were not not doing any D-line stunts. The Vikes D-line was physically beating the Cards O-line throughout the 2nd half.

    Wetzel had a poor game. lupati had a poor game. Shippley was beyond horrible. Watford played below average. Humphreys was below average.

    The season is over for the Cards. They are realistically not in a play-off quality team.

    Based on the pounding Carson Palmer received and the on-going quality of the O-line, I would most definitely play Stanton the rest of the season. Playing Palmer the rest of the way will only place him in the position of being injured for next year.

    The O-line needs fixed. Nelson and John Brown are not an NFL caliber WRs. Need two more corners. Safeties are slow. Not enough words can describe on how poor the special team play is.

  14. By rod on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Well that sucked.

    I guess I’ll start living my life on Sunday’s for the remainder of the season…this team sucks.

  15. By creditcard on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    Special team wows:

    1. 104 yard KO return
    2. John Brown not catching a catch-able ball on a punt return
    3. Opening punt return for Vikes set up the 1st TD for the Vikes
    4. Left footed punter, but Cards still rushed the punter from the punter’s right side.
    5. Personal fouls on punt returns
    6. Jogging by players on kick-offs
    7. Butler’s 1st punt was a powerful 31-yarder (the other punts were good)

  16. By CARDS62 on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    So we go most of the season not being able to do anything on offense in the first half and then playing better in the second half, and now last couple of games our offense plays well in the first half and we can do nothing in the second half. This team is so frustrating this year. Did we have a first down in the 3rd quarter? I think I remember 3 first downs the entire second half and 1 was a horrible roughing the passer penalty call on the Vikings.

  17. By Scott H on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    All I can say is pass me a fork, because it is time to stick a fork in this team. Folks? It’s over. They’re done. It’s not even about the win-loss record at this point. It’s about how this team is playing. And when you look at how this team is playing ( basically since Week 17 last year), you cannot possibly see a playoff team. If you think you do, then you are optimistic beyond words. AND probably due to see an optometrist.

    Forget 2016, folks. It is gone. Just give up any foolish hope you may be harboring that this team is going to find itself. Apparently, there is just nothing to find at this point. This is what they are. Forget the playoffs. How ’bout THIS harsh reality – this team is not even gonna finish the season with a .500 record.

    I just love the feeling of playing a team that has not won a game in over a month and seeing how a game against the Cardinals just solves everything for them. Offense, defense, special teams – the Vikings found them all today. I’m so glad we could help them out, aren’t you? I mean, it’s getting to be the holidays and the holidays are all about GIVING, right? Well, if that is the case, then we gave Mother Teresa a run for her money today. She’s got nothing on us.

    Hey, we got any more games against the 49ers left? No? Uh-oh….we might be in trouble. Because that is pretty much the only team we can beat at this point.

    But let’s look at the bright side – at least we got Drew Butler back.

    Unfortunately, we also got the Carson Palmer of early 2013 back, too. Time to tell it like it is – he has been HORRIBLE. Absolutely H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. Honestly, I could not be surprised if we see Drew Stanton again before this year is over. And ya know what? Why the hell not? Can it really be any worse than it’s been?

  18. By GaryHickerson on Nov 20, 2016 | Reply

    WHAT A NIGHTMARE SEASON !! AFTER LAST YEARS 13-3 SEASON I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE CARDINALS WOULD BE 4-5-1 after 10 games with DETROIT (6-4) AND TAMPA BAY(5-5) AHEAD OF THE CARDS IN PLAYOFF HUNT(WILD CARD)” I COULD SEE IT IN THE PRESEASON”the CARDINALS JUST DIDNT LOOK THE SAME,I SAID IT IN WEEK 2 BLOG AND I STILL THINK THAT THE CARDINALS PUT EVERYTHING INTO LAST YEARS “ALL OR NOTHING” and came up short at the end of last year.and its kind of like there is nothing left in the proverbial tank!!for this year!!THE CARDINALS ARE NOT GOING TO CATCH THE SEAHAWKS(7-2-1)and a wild card spot is unlikely since every team the cards PLAY HAS A BETTER RECORD(except the RAMS)IT SEEMS LIKE THE WHOLE TEAM HAS BEEN LACKING ENERY AND ATTITUDE “ALL SEASON”

  19. By clssylssy on Nov 21, 2016 | Reply

    I think our problem lies farther up the food chain than the players and coaches. If we look around at winning franchises, the thing that is most important for winning championships is the GM who can put a winning product on the field and holds everyone accountable. I like Michael Bidwill and think he has tried to make a difference,but, in reality, this is a hobby/family business and he is a lawyer. As a smart businessman the best way to make this team successful is to get a BB or John Elway type GM who knows the nuances of winning from the ground up. Steve Keim got thrown into the big chair without any real NFL GM experience and has made some improvements but, here we are, knocking on the door to the playoffs without players who can get us there. He (like DC Belcher) would have made a great GM assistant in training/or assistant DC)… but by skipping developmental steps, we have made serious judgement mistakes that are costing us AGAIN.
    I feel bad for the players who, like the fans, believed this was going to be our year but who really didn’t grasp the reality of what it takes to get there because we dumped important on field leaders/mentors in favor of youth.
    Our fans love to trash the Seahawks but I have to tip my hat to them for turning that organization around and making everyone work to keep their job; everyone on the field is jazzed about winning and they approach every game with a “take no prisoner” mentality that wins games and makes them SB contenders year-after-year..
    Our inability to win at home and defend the nest, should have been a red light on the apathy metor!
    We still have games to play and while we may have blown any playoff hope, the real shame would be in giving up and being the “Same Ole Cards”.

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