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Weekend Notes
The Strength of Birds
The Strength of Birds
The Cardinals shook up their strength and conditioning staff in the offseason, bringing in a mad scientist and an Olympic gold medalist hurdler to recondition the team. Plus, Johnny Manziel, San Francisco suspension chatter and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Business of Football
Salary Cap … Explained!
Salary Cap … Explained!
We’ll hear plenty about contract restructuring and extensions this offseason. But in their haste to get under the salary cap, teams will set themselves up for future failure. Here’s our guide to understanding the NFL’s most confusing topic
By Andrew Brandt
Inner Game
Week 16 Decisive Moments
Week 16 Decisive Moments
Breaking down tape to analyze and explain the most critical plays of the week, which feature three quarterbacks—Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Tony Romo—displaying poise under pressure
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays
Christmas isn’t for two days, but Sunday saw three major gifts given across the league—a likely division title and thrilling comeback for Carolina, a record for Peyton Manning and a landmark win for Bruce Arians and the Cardinals
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Praising Arizona
Praising Arizona
The Cardinals haven't finished above .500 since 2009. That streak will end this season, and even if they don't make the playoffs, Bruce Arians and company are making their case as being the best-coached team in football. Here's why
By Andy Benoit
Going Long
Game 150: A Week in the Life of an Officiating Crew
Game 150: A Week in the Life of an Officiating Crew
The MMQB went behind the scenes with NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew for an unprecedented look at the pressures and responsibilities of the third team on the field on NFL Sundays: the seven men in stripes who enforce the rules. In Part I, we meet—and agonize with—the boss
By Peter King
Extra Point
Throwing the Challenge Flag on Inconsistency
Throwing the Challenge Flag on Inconsistency
NFL officials have the thankless job of making real-time decisions after processing information in the blink of an eye. Sometimes they’re right, sometimes they’re wrong, but why do the rules always seem to be changing?
By Greg A. Bedard
Game Plan
Now the Fun Begins
Now the Fun Begins
December is shaping up to be a wild month, with surprise playoff contenders emerging and new stars rising. For one, who’d have thought two months ago that the Eagles and Cardinals would be playing a game with major postseason implications in Week 13?
By Peter King
West Coast State of Mind
The Cards Are Clicking
The Cards Are Clicking
After an inconsistent start to the season, Arizona has reeled off four straight wins and is right in the playoff hunt. How have the Cardinals done it? Carson Palmer, his teammates and coaches are all beginning to understand each other
By Jim Trotter
Window Into the Weekend
Battle of the Birds
Battle of the Birds
It's not the most marquee game of the weekend, but don't overlook the intriguing game between the Eagles and Cardinals
By Peter King