TEMPE, Ariz. Satchel Paige Jersey Braves . - After their worst performance of the season, the Arizona Cardinals lead in the NFC West is down to a precarious one game over surging Seattle.Drew Stanton and the Cardinals offence barely have a pulse. The usually stout defence was riddled for 500 yards in Arizonas 29-18 loss at Atlanta on Sunday, a game that was not nearly as close as the final score indicated.Now the road only gets rougher.Up next are the Kansas City Chiefs, who are 7-5 and in the thick of the fight for at least an AFC wild card berth. At least the game is at home, where the Cardinals are 6-0 this season and 12-2 since coach Bruce Arians took over a year ago.Arians said on Monday that the pratfall in Atlanta, Arizonas second straight loss after a six-game winning streak, was perplexing given the great week of practice the team had put in after losing at Seattle.It was an outstanding week of preparation, he said. But you cant play in the National Football League without passion and energy, and we brought none of the above to that game. Its our first time in a long time. I think that some guys fell into the trap that the Falcons werent any good. Thats a bad trap to fall into.Injuries still are mounting in the desert.Safety Tyrann Mathieu fractured his left thumb in Sundays game and doctors were determining how to treat it, Arians said.Best case scenario is put it in a cast and he can play, Arians said. Worst case is put a pin in it and out for three weeks.Running back Andre Ellington, already bothered by foot and hip injuries, got a hip pointer (on the other hip) Sunday and wont practice on Wednesday, Arians said.Right guard Paul Fanaika and left tackle Jared Veldheer have ankle sprains and their prospects for next Sunday are uncertain.But there is some good news on the injury front. After missing two games with a bruised knee, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald should practice Wednesday, Arians said. The team also gets outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy back. Shaughnessy had been on the injured but eligible to return list for the last eight games.Arians said he wouldnt yell at the players in their Monday meeting.Im just honest, he said. When you stink, you stink. You point out how you stunk and get it corrected.Besides, he said, the tape is so bad it speaks for itself.Drew Stanton dropped to 3-3 as a starter, 1-2 since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending knee injury. The offence went more than 11 quarters, 28 consecutive possessions, without scoring a touchdown before it finally got one late against the Falcons.Cornerback Patrick Peterson acknowledged that the defence has to step up with Palmer out, something that certainly didnt happen in Atlanta.We still have all the confidence in the world in Drew but were still playing with a backup quarterback, Peterson said. That changes the dynamics of everything.Tight end John Carlson defended his quarterback.Its certainly not Drews fault, Carlson said. Every individual on the offensive side of the ball needs to play better, needs to execute better.Arians said Stanton was really, really hot and cold against the Falcons, when he threw two interceptions.Threw the ball extremely well outside and down the field, and then overthrew Jaron (Brown) six inches too high on the interception, Arians said. The other (interception) he went through his progressions and then just dumped one over Michaels (Floyd) head. Those are critical errors, and he has not made those earlier in the season, something thats easily corrected.Kansas City is coming off a one-sided home loss to Denver and is fighting for its playoff life.The Chiefs, Arians said, will not be an easy foe for an Arizona team that has to stop its slide or see a remarkably successful season slip away.Peterson, who talked last week about how he wanted to go against Julio Jones, was torched by the Atlanta receiver, who caught 10 passes for a career-high 189 yards. He said he always talks that way about an opponents best receiver and any talk about him calling out Jones is baloney.The Cardinals arent in the position to call out anybody.Weve got to get back to what got us here, Peterson said.NOTES: The Cardinals released linebacker Desmond Bishop and elevated guard-centre Anthony Steen from the practice squad.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Jeff Burroughs Jersey Braves . Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight "does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement," but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. Cito Gaston Jersey Braves .com) - James Harden put the Houston Rockets on his back and willed them to an overtime victory on Thursday.Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Snubbed by the College Football Playoff committee, TCU made an emphatic statement against the nations stingiest defense on Wednesday. Trevone Boykin threw two of his three touchdown passes to Josh Doctson and the sixth-ranked Horned Frogs manhandled the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels 42-3 in the Peach Bowl. TCU (12-1) felt it was worthy of playing for the national title, but fell from third to sixth in the final playoff rankings despite closing its regular season with a 55-3 rout of Iowa State to earn a share of the Big 12 championship. Boykin was 22-of-31 for 187 yards with three interceptions. Wide receiver Kolby Listenbee opened the scoring with a touchdown pass to Aaron Green and added a touchdown reception. Bo Wallace struggled mightily against a stout Horned Frogs defense. Wallace threw three first-half interceptions, one of which resulted in a TCU touchdown, and fumbled once while completing 10-of-23 passes for 109 yards. The Rebels (9-4), who were held to 129 total yards on offense, had their bowl win streak snapped a six games. Ole Miss entered the contest with the nations No. 1 scoring defense, allowing just 13.8 points per game. Things went downhill quickly for the Rebels as Wallace was picked off by Chris Hackett on the games third play from scrimmage. TCU then grabbed an early lead when Boykin threw a backward pass to Listenbee, who fired down the field to Green for a 31-yard touchdown. After an Ole Miss punt, Green capped a 15-play, 78-yard drive with a 115-yard touchdown run. Glenn Hubbard Jersey Braves. The Horned Frogs committed turnovers on consecutive drives later in the first quarter, but the Rebels were unable to get a first down and Gary Wunderlich missed a 52-yard field goal attempt wide left. TCU extended its lead to 21-0 four minutes into the second quarter on Doctsons 12-yard TD grab. Later in the second, Wallace was under pressure in the shadow of his own goal line and threw it away to avoid being sacked for a safety. James McFarland made a diving interception in the end zone to make it 28-0. Following the break, Ranthony Texada returned the opening kickoff of the second half 65 yards to the Ole Miss 34-yard line. Listenbee then went up in tight coverage and came down with the ball on 3rd-and-11 for a touchdown. Just 28 seconds later, Boykin hit Doctson for a 27-yard score after a Wallace fumble. Wunderlich made a 27-yard field goal with 7:18 remaining in the fourth quarter to spoil TCUs shutout bid. Game Notes TCU set school records for most points in a bowl game and largest margin of victory (39) ... The Horned Frogs improved to 14-15-1 in bowl games, while the Rebels bowl record dropped to 23-13 ... Doctson set single-season school records with 11 touchdown receptions and 1,018 receiving yards ... TCU has at least one takeaway in 25 straight games, the longest current streak in the nation ... The Horned Frogs posted their second win in seven all-time meetings with the Rebels ... Wallace was sacked five times. ' ' '
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