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Cardinals’ offense still struggling, especially on ground

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Five games into the season, the Arizona Cardinals’ offense is running like some old car with a sputtering engine.The Cardinals (1-4) rank 31st out of 32 teams in total offense (210 yards a game), 31st in passing offense (146 yards per game) and dead last in rushing offense (64.6 yards per […]

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49ers RB Breida likely ‘doubtful’ due to ankle sprain

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The injury news could have been worse regarding Matt Breida, but it appears the San Francisco 49ers will be without their top running back for at least one game.Breida underwent an MRI on Monday that showed a “serious sprain” to his left ankle, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. That likely […]

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Arizona gets 1st win, but plenty of problems remain

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals finally have their first victory, but plenty of problems remain.Arizona (1-4) scored three touchdowns off five San Francisco turnovers on its way to a 28-18 road victory on Sunday.The season-high five takeaways mask a lot of things that didn’t go so well, not that Arizona will complain about […]

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5 turnovers plague 49ers in 28-18 loss to Cardinals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The stat sheet couldn’t have been more lopsided. The San Francisco 49ers had decided edges in yards, first downs, time of possession and just about every other statistical category except one and ended on the losing end against Arizona.That’s what committing five turnovers and getting no takeaways will do.C.J. Beathard […]

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Cardinals beat 49ers 28-18 for 1st win of season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Rosen hit San Francisco with a deep strike on his first snap and let Arizona’s opportunistic defense take over from there.That formula added up to the long-awaited first win of the season for the Cardinals.Rosen threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Christian Kirk on Arizona’s first play […]

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Fast start leads Cardinals past 49ers 28-18 for 1st win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Rosen got word a couple of days before the game that the Arizona Cardinals would take a deep strike on the opening play in hopes of waking up a struggling offense.It couldn’t have worked any better.Rosen threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Christian Kirk on Arizona’s opening […]

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald sidelined by hamstring injury

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was sidelined by a hamstring injury on Sunday, and Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay, Denver Broncos right tackle Jared Veldheer and New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung were among a group of players diagnosed with concussions.Fitzgerald got hurt in the second half of Arizona’s 34-0 loss at the Los […]

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RT Smith out for Rams game; Gresham, Golden questionable

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals starting right tackle Andre Smith has been declared out for Sunday’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles.Smith injured his elbow in last Sunday’s season-opening loss at home to Washington. John Wetzel will move into Smith’s spot.Defensive lineman Olsen Pierre also has been declared out with a toe injury.Two […]

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Cardinals looking for answers on offense after loss to Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals’ offense ran one play in opposing territory on Sunday, the last play of their 34-0 loss at the Los Angeles Rams.Not surprisingly, first-year Cardinals coach Steve Wilks is considering making changes to get an offense that has scored six points in eight quarters headed in the right direction.”I […]

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Arizona has many problem areas, especially in run defense

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The friendly welcome for Steve Wilks as new coach of the Arizona Cardinals didn’t last long.By the second quarter of Sunday’s 24-6 season-opening home loss to Washington, the fans were showering the sputtering team with boos. Wilks doesn’t blame them.”It was well-deserved, well-deserved,” Wilks said Monday. “I’m disappointed in the mere […]

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