TE Matthew Mulligan - Arizona Cardinals
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Week 13: at Atlanta Falcons
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Cardinals struggled mightily without Larry Fitzgerald in Seattle (head coach Bruce Arians stated that Fitzgerald couldn't run during warmups last week), so Drew Stanton had an off game against the outstanding Seahawks' pass D (14/26 for 149 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with three sacks taken for -9 yards). Considering that Fitzgerald is dealing with a MCL strain, it's looking iffy for him to go in this contest against Atlanta. We did see some good moves by John Brown last Sunday (five targets for 3/61/0 receiving), but Michael Floyd continued his epic collapse this year with two targets for zero catches during the game. Coach Arians stated after the loss that he 'should have done a better job finding ways to get Michael Floyd open' - the five targets for 2/54/2 receiving Floyd saw two weeks ago seems like a distant memory entering Week 13. It's definitely fair to say that Floyd has been erratic in production during 2014.
Fortunately for Stanton and company, the Falcons' pass D is awful. They average 284.1 net passing yards allowed per game, worst in the NFL, while handing over 14 passing scores this year, vs. 12 interceptions and a mere sacks generated to date (tied for eighth in the NFL, and tied for next-to-last in the league, respectively). Brian Hoyer rang up 313 net yards passing against Atlanta last week, though he threw zero TDs and three interceptions, while taking one sack for -9 yards. Cam Newton posted 23/37 for 285 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions vs. the Falcons, with two sacks taken for -7 yards back in Week 11.
This is a good matchup for the visiting Cardinals.
Cardinals | Week 12 Inactives
(Sun Nov 23, 02:39 PM) - The Arizona Cardinals have declared LB Desmond Bishop, LB Glenn Carson, WR Larry Fitzgerald, TE Matthew Mulligan, DT Ed Stinson, DT Alameda Ta'amu, RB Kerwynn Williams inactive for Week 12.
Cardinals | Make two roster moves
(Tue Nov 18, 03:19 PM) - Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (ankle) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Nov. 18, with a high-ankle sprain he suffered in Week 11. The team signed free-agent TE Matthew Mulligan (Bears) to take his place.
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