NFL injury tracker Week 17: Cardinals QB Colt McCoy out vs Atlanta with concussion symptoms
Cardinals QB Colt McCoy out, DeAndre Hopkins questionableArizona Cardinals’ quarterback Colt McCoy is experiencing more concussion symptoms after clearing protocols on Wednesday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters on Friday. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts doubtfulPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts recently returned to practice for the first time since his shoulder injury. Obviously Jalen (Hurts) had a good practice yesterday and went out and looked like he did some things really well. Cornerback Adoree' Jackson has been out since Week 11 with a sprained MCL but returned to practice on Wednesday. Linebacker Azeez Ojulari joined him at practice and was listed as questionable with an ankle injury.wftv.com
Rypien overcomes pressure, rallies Broncos past Cards 24-15
Backup quarterback Brett Rypien overcame relentless pressure from a J.J. Watt-led Arizona defense, Justin Simmons had two interceptions and the Denver Broncos held off the Cardinals 24-15 on Sunday. The game featured two backup QBs, but Arizona lost Colt McCoy to a concussion early in the third quarter after he took a hit while diving for a first down. McCoy was intercepted once and his replacement, Trace McSorley, threw two more picks.news.yahoo.com
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray out for season with torn ACL
TEMPE, Ariz. — (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed the extent of the injury during his Tuesday news conference. The Cardinals and Kingsbury feared that Murray had a serious injury after Monday's game with Kingsbury admitting it “doesn't look good.”Further tests on Tuesday confirmed that pessimism. Murray was replaced by backup Colt McCoy, who will likely remain the starter for the rest of the season. Murray took a lot of ridicule after it was discovered his new contract mandated at least four hours of “independent study” during game weeks, which was unusual for an NFL quarterback.wftv.com
Patriots rally for 27-13 win over Cardinals, Murray hurt
The Patriots pushed their advantage to 27-13 early in the fourth quarter on Pierre Strong Jr.'s 3-yard run, then leaned on their defense to complete the much-needed win. Murray was hurt on the third play of the game, immediately changing the complexion of the evening. The Cardinals took a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter after a 33-yard field goal by Matt Prater. James Conner bulldozed his way forward for a 10-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, breaking multiple tackles to give the Cardinals a 13-7 lead late in the second quarter. ... CB Marco Wilson Jr. (stinger) left in the second quarter and didn't return.wftv.com
Patriots capitalize on Cardinals' mistakes, Kyler Murray's early exit to stay alive in AFC playoff picture
The Arizona Cardinals lost Kyler Murray for likely the season on the third play of the game. Then, they lost their ninth game of the season, falling to the New England Patriots at home.foxnews.com
It's never pretty for Patriots, but a win over Cardinals helps their playoff hopes
The Patriots are 7-6 after a 27-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals and if the season ended today, they'd be in the playoffs as the AFC's seventh seed. That might surprise some people whose only entry into the Patriots' season has been the complaints about Matt Patricia calling plays or a short-lived Bailey Zappe-Jones quarterback controversy. While the Cardinals didn't want to lose their $230.5 million quarterback, it was a challenge for the Patriots. The Cardinals went for it on fourth-and-1 when they could have tried a 50-yard field goal, but McCoy's pass to a wide open Trey McBride wasn't high enough and it was knocked away by linebacker Jahlani Tavai. The Patriots are good on defense, limited offensively, well coached by Belichick and at the moment a playoff team.wftv.com
Garoppolo throws for 4 TDs, 49ers top Cards in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY — (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo threw four touchdown passes, including two each to Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle, and the San Francisco 49ers won their third straight game by blowing past the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 on Monday night in Mexico City. It was the fifth regular-season NFL game played in Mexico City and first since 2019. San Francisco (6-4) has won five of its last seven and is tied with the Seahawks at the top of the NFC West. It capped a powerful eight-play San Francisco drive that included seven run plays. Aiyuk's second touchdown catch of the night — this one from 14 yards out — put the 49ers up 31-10 later in the third.wftv.com
The peak 49ers team finally showed up in a win over the Cardinals, and it was impressive
Christian McCaffrey didn't even score and the 49ers put up five touchdowns. The 49ers were very impressive in a 38-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night in Mexico City. But if this is the 49ers team we can expect the rest of the way, we might see them play deep into January. In the weeks since that trade, many have cited the 49ers as a team that can win the NFC. The Cardinals didn't generate much on offense against a 49ers defense that at times this season has looked like the best in the NFL.wftv.com
NFL injury tracker Week 11: Lamar Jackson expected to play despite illness
Lamar Jackson expected to play SundayDespite missing practice on Friday, Lamar Jackson is expected to start on Sunday for the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson missed Friday’s practice due to an illness. Andrews missed last week’s game with a knee and shoulder injury, and Edwards was out with a hamstring injury. Running back Chris Evans is officially questionable with a knee injury he sustained in their last game against the Panthers. Tight end Armani Rogers is out with a knee injury, too.wftv.com
McCoy leads Cardinals to decisive 23-13 win over Seahawks
SEATTLE — (AP) — Colt McCoy was outstanding filling in for Kyler Murray, throwing for 328 yards and two touchdowns, and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-13 on Sunday. For the second straight season, McCoy was a backup thrust into a starting role in Seattle and walked away with a victory. McCoy went 35 of 44 and thoroughly outplayed Seattle’s Russell Wilson in his first home start since undergoing finger surgery. The Seahawks (3-7) lost their second straight and for the fifth time in the past six games. Play calling didn’t help, with strange decisions to target Dallas and Penny Hart on key third downs in the second half.wftv.com
Conner leads short-handed Cardinals past 49ers 31-17
Cardinals 49ers Football Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (6) runs toward the end zone to score against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (Tony Avelar)SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (AP) — With most of Arizona's biggest stars sitting out with injuries, the Cardinals still had more than enough firepower to overwhelm the San Francisco 49ers. James Conner ran for two touchdowns and caught a 45-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Colt McCoy as the short-handed Cardinals beat the 49ers 31-17 on Sunday. San Francisco punted again on the third drive and Brandon Aiyuk lost a fumble on the fourth drive. Kingsbury came running on the field to argue a call after the Cardinals failed to convert on a third-and-long in San Francisco territory.wftv.com
Prater's 47-yard FG lifts Cardinals over Cowboys 19-16
The Cowboys' ensuing drive quickly fizzled, giving the Cardinals enough time to drive downfield and set up Prater's game-winning kick. It was the first preseason game for the Cardinals and second for the Cowboys, who lost to the Steelers 16-3 in the Hall of Fame game last week. Most of the stars from both teams — including Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott — didn't play on Friday. Eno Benjamin ran for a 6-yard touchdown to give the Cardinals a 10-3 late in the second quarter. The Cardinals host the Chiefs in a preseason game on Aug. 20.wftv.com
Mayfield, Browns move closer to playoffs, top Giants 20-6
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates with teammate Austin Hooper (81) after they connect for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Baker Mayfield led two 95-yard touchdown drives and the Cleveland Browns moved closer to ending their 17-year playoff drought with a 20-6 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. Mayfield was sharp all night, helping the Browns (10-4) bounce back from a 47-42 loss to Baltimore last Monday night. The win got the Browns closer to clinching their first playoff spot since 2002, the NFL’s longest drought. New York's opening drive stalled at the 8 after McCoy's throw to Evan Engram fell incomplete in the end zone. It could've worked, too: Kicker Graham Gano was wide open in the end zone.
Murray throws TD, Cards end 3-game skid, beat red-hot Giants
Coupled with Tampa Bay’s 26-14 win over Minnesota (6-7), the Cardinals are back in a wild-card berth. we have to go out there and execute,” said Murray, who ran 10 times for 47 yards. “I don’t think we have any kind of a hangover from going out to Seattle last week," Giants coach Joe Judge said. The D limited New York to 159 yards in making Jones' return from a one-game absence with a hamstring injury miserable. The first one was set up by a 24-yard punt return by Christian Kirk to the Giants 38.
Seattle stunner: Giants stymie Wilson, Seahawks in 17-12 win
New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams (99) celebrates with linebacker Tae Crowder (48) after Williams sacked Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (not shown) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. A fourth-and-18 desperation throw by Wilson was batted down, and the Giants were left to celebrate. “I’m really surprised that this is how we looked against this game plan that they had,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. SEATTLE’S WEIRD SCORESNot surprisingly, Seattle was involved in a game that had a strange score at some point. The 5-0 halftime score was the first in an NFL game since Week 2 of the 2013 season when the Seahawks led the 49ers 5-0 at the half.
QB Jones inactive for Giants; McCoy to start at Seattle
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)The New York Giants will be without starting quarterback Daniel Jones for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones was not expected to play because of a hamstring injury suffered last week against Cincinnati. Colt McCoy will make his first start of the season at QB for the Giants. Seattle was without both starting right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and backup Cedric Ogbuehi (calf) leaving a major question on the offensive line. ___CLEVELAND-TENNESSEEBrowns: WR Taywan Taylor, WR KhaDarel Hodge, CB Denzel Ward, RB Dontrell Hilliard, S Tedric Thompson, DE Joe Jackson.
Matchup of division leaders: Seahawks vs Giants. The Giants?
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)In this strangest of NFL seasons in this weirdest of years, here's a matchup of division leaders you wouldn't expect: Seattle hosting the New York Giants. “If you win your division, you win your division,” Carroll says, and he knows: Seattle went 7-9 in 2010 and won the NFC West, then beat New Orleans in a playoff game. Patrick Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards seven times this season and has 22 straight games with at least one TD passing. New England has won the past five meetings, including a 2018 divisional playoff game. Chargers WR Keenan Allen leads the NFL with 85 receptions and has a TD catch in five straight games.