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GLENDALE, Ariz. Carlos Lee Astros Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins come to the desert with their offense in high gear, just like the Arizona Cardinals used to be.On Sunday, Washington faces a troubled Cardinals squad languishing deep in the standings at 4-6-1.Despite their 31-26 Thanksgiving Day loss to Dallas, the Redskins (6-4-1) lead the crowded competition for the NFCs No. 2 wild-card spot.We have a lot of different weapons on our team that can really contribute, Washington coach Jay Gruden said, and our offensive line is doing an excellent job ... Our quarterback is more comfortable in the system, were keeping him in favorable down and distances, and a lot of players are stepping up to make plays.Sounds a lot like what coach Bruce Arians used to say last year about his 13-3 Cardinals.These days, words like selfishness and accountability creep into the conversation. Arians also didnt like the teams level of` `physicality in its 38-19 loss at Atlanta last Sunday. And he said he was disappointed the teams leaders didnt lead better.Its not the first time Arians has publicly called out his players, although this time he didnt name names.Thats why we love him, Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu said. Hes critical, hes honest. He speaks how he feels.Mathieu is doubtful for Sunday due to a shoulder injury that sidelined him two of the last three games.Arizonas 2015 All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson said the players held a meeting where veterans reminded younger players that this is not the time to check out and start thinking about the offseason.As for the coachs criticism of the veterans, Peterson said, No comment.Arians expects the players to heed his criticism.They usually respond very well, he said. If they dont, youve got a problem. Weve never had any problem with guys responding.The Redskins will be without standout tight end Jordan Reed due to a shoulder injury, but have plenty of other targets for quarterback Kirk Cousins, so many that Peterson wont zero in on one receiver as he often does.The Cardinals have won 10, 11 and 13 games in Arians three seasons. If the Redskins win Sunday, it will be Arizonas first three-game losing streak in Arians time in Arizona.Here are some things to consider when the Redskins meet the Cardinals for the 122nd time in a series that dates to 1932:FITZGERALDS STATS: Larry Fitzgerald keeps climbing among the elite receivers of the game.He has 1,096 receptions and needs seven catches to move past good friend Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison into third on the NFL career list. Fitzgerald has caught a pass in 190 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in NFL history.And its not like his skills are diminishing. Fitzgerald is second in the league in receptions with 78, four behind leader Antonio Brown.NORMAN VS. FITZGERALD: Redskins All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman knows its a different challenge every week, from the Steelers Brown to the Cowboys Dez Bryant and Giants Odell Beckham Jr. On Sunday, its Fitzgerald, a big receiver who ratchets up the physicality.Hes aggressive, Norman said. As physical as a defensive back would be, hes aggressive on offense. He wants contact. He wants to get after you and block you. He wants to make that hard catch. Hes been doing that for years.PONCE DE DAVIS: Redskins tight end Vernon Davis is enjoying a career renaissance in his 11th NFL season at age 32 with 31 catches for 450 yards and two touchdowns.Even after the 49ers traded him and the Broncos didnt re-sign him, Davis never lost hope in his abilities because his speed was still there.Every phase of your life and your career youll face adversity, Davis said. You just have to know how to deal with it, and through it all you have to be optimistic. You have to be optimistic, keep your chin up, head held high and just keep going, keep moving forward.STILL A CHANCE? Mathematically, the Cardinals are still in the hunt for a playoff berth, even though their recent play wouldnt warrant that. Maybe this team has some hidden win streak in it.Everything just isnt coming together for us this year, Mathieu said. At the end of the day, weve got to find a way to win one football game. Its not really about going to the playoffs or anything like that. Weve just got to find a way to win one football game.---AP sports writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this report.---More AP NFL coverage: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Yuli Gurriel Astros Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Jimmy Wynn Jersey . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. http://www.baseballastrosproshop.com/yuli-gurriel-astros-jersey/ . The third-ranked Ivanovic, who won the event in 2008 and 10, served five aces and broke Wickmayer, also a former winner in 2009, five times. "The result looked easier than it really was," Ivanovic said. STILLWATER, Okla. -- Following a convincing 49-31 victory over then-No. 22 Texas last week, Oklahoma State is feeling pretty good about where it is right now.A win Saturday at home against Iowa State would allow the Cowboys (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) to keep the momentum going and continue building toward their goal for a league championship.I think as long as we keep taking care of conference play and we are preparing each week to the best of our ability, we can hopefully get ourselves in a good spot for a Big 12 title, said quarterback Mason Rudolph, who was injured for last years regular season-finale that his team lost to rival Oklahoma with the Big 12 championship on the line. This week is important just like every other week.Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy liked what he saw against Texas.We took good care of the ball, made some plays on offense, the running game was better, blocking was better and we were good on special teams, Gundy said. It was a good win for our program. Well continue to get better at what we think gives us the best chance to be successful over the next couple of months.The Cyclones (1-4, 0-2) are coming off an agonizing 45-42 defeat to No. 13 Baylor in which they led 42-28 entering the fourth quarter before losing on a Bears field goal as time expired.Iowa State first-year coach Matt Campbell was happy with how his team responded in practice this week and believes it will be focused on Saturday.Really proud of our kids effort, he said. A lot of lessons learned, a lot we have to continue to grow and get better on.Five things to watch for on Saturday:RUNNING DOWN HILLFreshman running back Justice Hill had another big game for Oklahoma State last week, rushing for 135 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, with no turnovers. After gaining a total of 89 yards on 24 carries over the first three games combined, Hill broke out for 122 yards and a touchdown on 20 rushes in a 35-24 loss to Baylor on Sept. 24, but also lost two fumbles, including a momentum-changer on the 1-yard-line in the fourth quarter.He has a tremendous work ethic and did a great job protecting and securing the ffootball, Cowboys offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said of Hills performance against Texas. Robinson Chirinos Jersey. Im excited about how much better he can become.TIME SHAREBefore last weeks loss to Baylor, Iowa States previous three games featured starting quarterback Joel Lanning sharing time with backup Jacob Park. Park completed 15 of 19 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-10 win over San Jose State on Sept. 24, but he never made it into the lineup against Baylor, as Lanning threw for a career-high 261 yards on 17 of 23 passing, with two touchdowns, while also rushing for 57 yards and another score.Joel has earned the right to be the starter, Campbell said. When youve got two guys playing, youve got to go with your gut sometimes and keep the flow of the game going. We believe in both of those guys. I think youre going to still see plenty of Jacob Park.SHOCK BLOCKSAfter blocking three consecutive PAT kick attempts against Texas, one of which was returned for two points, Oklahoma State now leads the nation with four blocked kicks on the season. Three of them have come from defensive tackle Vincent Taylor.RUNNING REVIVALThe Iowa State running game has come alive the last few weeks, as top running back Mike Warren, after totaling just 58 yards in the first two games of the season, has averaged 109.3 yards, with three touchdowns, in the last three outings. Two weeks ago, he amassed 103 yards and a touchdown on 19 rushes, with another 68 yards on three receptions. Against Baylor, he had 130 yards and two TDs on an eye-popping 30 carries.AIR IT OUTOklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph enjoyed a strong performance last week against Texas, completing 19 of 28 passes for 392 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for another score. Eight of his 19 completions for were for 20 or more yards, with TD passes of 54 and 52 yards. Following a school-record game of 540 yards earlier in the season, Rudolph now ranks seventh in the nation with 1,688 yards passing. ' ' ' 

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