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Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) and tight end Dan Arnold (85) walk off the field after a loss to the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Late-season failures put pressure on Kingsbury, Cardinals

Jan. 4, 2021 4:40 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury was an offensive genius a few short weeks ago. Now there's a sizable chunk of Arizona's fan base that wouldn't mind if he was out of a job. Barring something very unexpected, that's not going to happen. But there's little doubt the 41-year-old...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Morgan Fox during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Injured Murray disappointed after Cardinals' hopes dashed

Jan. 3, 2021 10:27 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Kyler Murray's injured right ankle was the least of his concerns after the Arizona Cardinals' postseason hopes were dashed with an 18-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Murray's disappointment at not being able to get a late-season win stung more. “Right now it...

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay walks on the field late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-9. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Rams, Cardinals reach crucial finale with QBs in spotlight

Dec. 31, 2020 6:33 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay spent the final week of the regular season worrying about how to put together an offensive game plan for his slumping Los Angeles Rams without their leading passer, rusher and receiver in a season finale that could keep them out of the playoffs. Those weighty concerns...

Rams host Arizona with 2 playoff berths potentially on line

Dec. 31, 2020 10:11 AM EST

ARIZONA (8-7) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-6) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Rams by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cardinals 7-8, Rams 8-7 SERIES RECORD — Rams lead 44-38-2 LAST MEETING — Rams beat Cardinals 38-28 on Dec. 6 in Glendale, Arizona LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Cardinals...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Even after ugly weekend, Cardinals control playoff fate

Dec. 28, 2020 9:19 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals controlled their playoff destiny for a big chunk of last week. Then they didn't for about 24 hours after an inexplicably ugly loss to the 49ers on Saturday. After Sunday's results, they do once again. The Cardinals will make the playoffs for the first time...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) eludes the reach of San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kerry Hyder (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Desert downer: Cards lose game and control of playoff fate

Dec. 26, 2020 9:49 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Quarterback Kyler Murray lingered on the bench for a minute or two before eventually limping toward the locker room following the Arizona Cardinals' humbling 20-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. His right leg was hurting. His face was scrunched with a look of anger and...

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals with quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Third-string QB Beathard throws 3 TDs, 49ers stun Cardinals

Dec. 26, 2020 8:49 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers limped into Saturday's game with no more playoff hopes and a group that included third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard, unheralded running back Jeff Wilson and several defensive backups. Then they went out and pushed around the Arizona Cardinals anyway....

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) scores a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Michael Jacquet (38) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Cardinals pushing for playoffs in home game vs. 49ers

Dec. 24, 2020 4:45 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are in the middle of the playoff race for the first time in years, while the San Francisco 49ers have been eliminated from the postseason one year after playing in the Super Bowl. Saturday's game between the two teams is yet another example of how quickly things...

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck (45) sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kingsbury: Cardinals LB Gardeck to IR with knee injury

Dec. 24, 2020 3:45 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said linebacker Dennis Gardeck is out for the rest of the regular season and will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Gardeck had a surprise emergence as one of Arizona's biggest playmakers on defense and is second on the team with...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie waits for the time out during the second half of the NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. In a move announced Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, former Texas Tech quarterback and assistant coach Cumbie is returning to the Red Raiders as their new offensive coordinator after the last seven seasons on TCU's staff. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)

Cumbie returning to Texas Tech as offensive coordinator

Dec. 21, 2020 11:52 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Tech quarterback and assistant coach Sonny Cumbie is returning to the Red Raiders as their new offensive coordinator after seven seasons at Big 12 rival TCU. Cumbie's hiring was announced by second-year Tech coach Matt Wells on Monday night, a week after offensive...