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Cardinals getting better in primetime

Posted by Darren Urban on November 18, 2015 – 12:09 pm

The Cardinals will play their second straight game on “Sunday Night Football” this weekend and have their third primetime appearance in their last four games. They have at least one more primetime game coming this season when they host Minnesota Dec. 10 on “Thursday Night Football.” Thus far, they are 2-0 in those headliner games.

The primetime games have become much more prevalent for the Cardinals since 2006, when University of Phoenix Stadium opened (the Bengals game, by the way, is the 100th game at UoP, including preseason and postseason. Cards have sold out each one.) The willingness to try and put more teams on those games — including the choice to give every team at least one Thursday game — helps, as does the fact the Cards have been more competitive.

Before the last two games, there were some concerned about the Cardinals on primetime. “They don’t do very well” was the worry. True or false? True. At least in the past. This team is proving different.

The Cardinals have played in 17 regular-season primetime games since 2006. Their record? It’s only 7-10, and that’s with the two wins this season. However, they have under Arians won 4 of 6. (Another note: 10 of those primetime games have been against NFC West opponents, including a “Monday Night Football” stretch of five in a row.)

On the other hand, the Bengals are 4-8 in primetime games with Andy Dalton as starting quarterback, and 8-16 in primetime games under coach Marvin Lewis. Most of those, like the Cardinals, were different teams in different years and don’t have much to do with this week. Take it for what it’s worth.



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Congrats to Kurt Warner, Cardinals newest Ring of Honor member

Posted by since1898 on September 9, 2014 – 12:45 pm

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#ThrowbackThursday – Cardinals beat the Chargers to clinch playoff spot in 1998

Posted by since1898 on September 4, 2014 – 10:30 am

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One week to go until the season gets started

Posted by since1898 on September 1, 2014 – 10:45 am


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Jonathan Cooper makes his return in only 61 days

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Kurt Warner to be inducted into Cardinals Ring of Honor during home opener

Posted by since1898 on June 18, 2014 – 1:56 pm


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Links around the NFC West

Posted by since1898 on October 23, 2013 – 4:35 pm


The Seahawks are happy about the return of WR Percy Harvin back to practice this week. 

The 49ers are spending a week in London in preparation of their game against the Jaguars. 49ers.com provides a social media recap of the week so far. 

The Rams are hosting a Monday Night Football contest for the first time since 2006. 

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about Bruce Arians’ support of QB Carson Palmer. 

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Roof closed for “Monday Night Football”

Posted by Darren Urban on November 29, 2010 – 2:44 pm

The roof at University of Phoenix Stadium tonight will be closed because of cold temperatures. The text from the official release:

“Due to the cold front that has brought unseasonably low temperatures and freeze warnings to the Valley this evening, the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed for tonight’s game between the Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

“Even with the roof closed, temperatures inside the building are expected to be in the low 60s and fans should dress accordingly.”

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Niners game a sellout

Posted by Darren Urban on November 26, 2010 – 3:58 pm

Fear not, those worried about a TV blackout — the Cardinals’ 50th game at University of Phoenix Stadium (including preseason and postseason games) on Monday night against the 49ers is a sellout. That makes the Cards 50-for-50 in sellouts at home and should make for a great backdrop for the national ESPN telecast.

Don’t forget, the Cards are also wearing the black uniforms in the game as well.

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