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2015 Championship Game Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 20, 2016 4:17 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all four 2015 NFL playoff teams in the NFC and AFC Championship Games in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team.

New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

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Panthers, Cardinals Were Two Of Five Teams In Top-10 Off., Def. DVOA

Jan 19, 2016 6:21 PM

The NFL final four is set this season with the Arizona Cardinals playing at the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship and the New England Patriots playing at the Denver Broncos.

Both the Cardinals and Panthers finished the regular season ranked in the top-10 in both offensive and defensive DVOA.

The Broncos were a top-10 defensive team, ranking first, while the Patriots were a top-10 team on offense at fifth. The Broncos ranked 25th defensively, while the Patriots were 12th on offense.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

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NFL Final Four Matchups Since 2005 (Infographic)

Jan 18, 2016 9:11 PM

The New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight season and for the 10th time during the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.

The NFC Championship features the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers, who last were one win away from the Super Bowl in 2008 and 2005 respectively.

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Cardinals-Packers Has Highest Ever Saturday Night Divisional Rating

Jan 18, 2016 8:24 PM

The Arizona Cardinals' overtime win over the Green Bay Packers was the NFL's highest-rated Saturday prime-time divisional game since it began in 2001.

NBC said Sunday that Arizona's wild 26-20 victory averaged an 18.8 rating and 33 share.

The 33.7 million viewers were up 9 percent from last year's Panthers-Seahawks matchup and second only to the 34.2 million for Broncos-Patriots in 2012 for the time slot.

AP

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers

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2015 Divisional Round Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 15, 2016 12:17 AM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all eight 2015 NFL playoff teams in the Divisional Round in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the second round begins.

Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 8, 2016 5:51 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the playoffs begin.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers at Washington

Bye Teams


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Cardinals Given Best Super Bowl Chance At 29 Percent

Jan 6, 2016 2:01 PM

ESPN's Football Power Index gives the Arizona Cardinals the best chance of winning the Super Bowl at 29 percent.

The Carolina Panthers rank second at 20 percent with the New England Patriots third at 18 percent.

The Denver Broncos have an 11 percent chance and the Seattle Seahawks rank fifth at six percent.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, IQ

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings

Jan 4, 2016 12:47 AM

The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 9th
4:35 PM EST: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (ESPN)
8:15 PM EST: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

Sunday, January 10th
1:05 PM EST: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
4:40 PM EST: Green Bay Packers at Washington (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, January 16th
4:35 PM EST: 3/4/5 at New England Patriots (CBS)
8:15 PM EST: 3/4/5 at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Sunday, January 17th
1:05 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:40 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, January 24th
3:05 PM EST: AFC Championship (CBS)
6:40 PM EST: NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th
6:30 PM EST: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion (CBS)

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

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Tyrann Mathieu Out For Season With Torn ACL

Dec 21, 2015 2:22 PM

Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL on a late interception in the Arizona Cardinals' win at the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mathieu has been one of the NFL's best defensive backs this season.

Bruce Arians says he loves the fact that Mathieu has used his second chance perfectly, becoming a leader and a great player. 

“It’s his energy and passion, at everything,” said Arians. “He’s just so good to be around, for us coaches and for his teammates. He wants to be great every day. I mean, we could lose Carson [Palmer], or Patrick [Peterson], and it’d be devastating. We could replace Tyrann, but who would replace his interceptions and his sacks? I have to say, he’s my favorite. This would be devastating for him.”

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Bruce Arians Was Snubbed By Bears, Eagles, Browns, Chargers
Bruce Arians should have been one of the strongest head coaching candidates in 2013.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Palmer: David Johnson A 'Todd Gurley-Style Runner'
David Johnson could be a major upgrade in short-yardage situations as well as the passing game.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Chris Johnson Placed On IR, Could Return If Cardinals Reach Super Bowl
Chris Johnson was fourth in the NFL in rushing with 814 yards and was on pace for his first 1,000-yard season since 2013.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Carson Palmer: 'Extra Bit' On Playing Former Team
Four years after Carson Palmer was traded by the Bengals to the Raiders, he still doesn't talk about his departure.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Cardinals Interested In Multi-Year Deal With Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer turns 36 next month, making him just slightly older than Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, who have each signed new deals.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Cardinals Engage Chris Johnson On Possible Extension
Chris Johnson has 567 rushing yards through seven games entering Sunday for Bruce Arians and the Cardinals.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals To Increase Andre Ellington's Usage
Andre Ellington played 18 snaps in Monday night's win, but compiled just five rushes for 21 yards and three receptions.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ben Roethlisberger Trying To Return For Week 6 Against Cardinals
But Roethlisberger wants to return this coming week to face Bruce Arians and the Cardinals.

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Cardinals Sign Dwight Freeney To One-Year Deal
Dwight Freeney will serve in a designated pass-rush role for the Cardinals.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

Eagles Trade Matt Barkley To Cardinals
Tim Tebow had a solid performance for the Eagles in their final preseason game.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Chris Johnson Signs One-Year Deal With Cardinals
During the offseason, Chris Johnson was shot in a drive-by that killed the driver of his vehicle.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Chris Johnson Expected To Sign With Cardinals
The Cardinals have been thin at running back for the past couple of weeks

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Cardinals Offer Chris Johnson One-Year Deal
Chris Johnson scored only one TD last season, rushing for 663 yards on 155 carries.

ESPN.com

Michael Floyd Dislocates Three Fingers
Michael Floyd is expected to miss four weeks and might not be ready for the team's season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 13.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Cardinals Hire NFL's First Female Coach
Jen Welter is a former collegiate rugby player who played 14 seasons of pro football, mostly in the Woman's Football Alliance.

Darren Urban/NFL.com

Jermaine Gresham Signs With Cardinals
Jermaine Gresham has averaged 56 catches and 544 yards per season during his five-year career with the Bengals.

Kyle Odegard/AZCardinals.com

Jermaine Gresham To Visit Cardinals
Jermaine Gresham is still recovering from herniated disc surgery.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Patrick Peterson Adjusting To Life With Diabetes
Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with diabetes last season and lowering his sugar intake was one of the most significant byproducts.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Carson Palmer 100 Percent Recovered From ACL Tear
Carson Palmer is now 35 and is entering his third season with the Cardinals.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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