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TEMPE http://www.authenticsarizonacardinals.com/cheap-phil-dawson-jersey , Ariz. — Another blowout loss has left Steve Wilks on even shakier ground as first-year coach of the Arizona Cardinals.The 40-14 defeat in Atlanta to a 4-9 Falcons team left the Cardinals at 3-11.They face the Los Angeles Rams, who beat the Cardinals 34-0 in Week 2, in their final home game. That's followed by the season finale at Seattle.Prospects do not seem good. Arizona could well be headed to a 3-13 season, matching the Cardinals' worst since the franchise moved from St. Louis 30 years ago.With a dissatisfied fan base and a team showing little or no improvement through the season, team President Michael Bidwill — who takes great pride in making the franchise relevant after years of losing — could decide that he can't afford to give Wilks a second season to prove his worth."I really don't listen to the outside noise," Wilks said Monday of speculation about his job status. "I wake up every morning blessed, and I come in here with my nose down and just grind away, trying to get these coaches and players all on the same page and looking to try to get a win. That's my focus."The only other time Arizona has lost 13 games came in 2000, when Vince Tobin was fired seven games into the season and replaced by Dave McGinnis.The Cardinals took an early 7-0 lead in Atlanta, then the Falcons scored 40 unanswered points. Wilks mercifully benched rookie quarterback Josh Rosen late in the game and backup Mike Glennon got the team in the end zone.But Wilks reiterated that Rosen would start the final two games, even though he's under constant assault by defenses behind a makeshift offensive line that has lost four starters to injuries and wasn't all that effective to begin with."Yesterday, I felt the need to take him out based off where we were in the game," Wilks said. "He didn't like that. He was disappointed a little bit http://www.authenticsarizonacardinals.com/cheap-jamar-taylor-jersey , wanted to stay in there. Sometimes with great players like that, you have to help them help themselves, but moving forward, we're not going to take a defeated attitude and say that we're going to put him on the shelf for the remainder of the season."Like most of the rest of the team, Rosen hasn't seemed to get much better at his job, although there are plenty of reasons beyond his control. Against the Falcons, Rosen completed 13 of 22 passes for 132 yards with two interceptions. For the season, Rosen has thrown 10 touchdown passes and been intercepted 14 times."I always say have zero expectations in life so you're never disappointed," he said after the game. "I don't know about humbling. I didn't really have any expectations coming in. I just wanted to get better every day and play good football. I have good days. I have bad days. I'd like to be a little more consistent on the good days. This was a step back, and we'll climb over the hurdle like we always do."This Cardinals team has crashed into hurdles more often than cleared them.Arizona has eight losses of at least 10 points and four by at least 20. No other team in the NFL has that record of futility.The offense has statistically been the worst in the NFL, but the defense hasn't been so great either. Atlanta, the worst rushing team in the league, ran for 215 yards against Arizona Youth Chandler Jones Jersey , the most allowed by the Cardinals this season.Wilks served one season as defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and his entire coaching career has been on that side of the ball.The bright spot: The Cardinals are tied with Oakland for worst record in the NFL and they lost to the Raiders.So lose in the final two games — the Cardinals opened as a 12 1/2-point underdog against the Rams (it was up to 14 on Monday) — and that No. 1 draft pick is all theirs.NOTES: Wilks said OT Joe Barksdale and CB David Amerson were in the concussion protocol after being injured in Atlanta. … He said he is hopeful that WR Chad Williams (hamstring) would be available against the Rams after missing the last two games. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald is closing in on another milestone, and it's an impressive one.The 35-year-old receiver needs to catch just 33 yards worth of passes Sunday at Kansas City to move past Hall of Famer Terrell Owens into second place on the NFL's all-time yards receiving list.As usual, Fitzgerald brushed aside talk of the milestone in his weekly meeting with the media Thursday. "Honestly, I don't really think about it," he said.Modesty aside, there's no doubt that Fitzgerald is very aware of his place among the greats in the game.Halfway through his 15th season, Fitzgerald has 15,902 yards receiving, behind Owens' 15,934 and Jerry Rice's phenomenal 22,895.Fitzgerald needs 58 catches to pass Tony Gonzalez for second on the NFL career receptions list. Fitzgerald has 1,268 catches to Gonzalez's 1 Youth Chase Edmonds Jersey ,325 and Rice's 1,549.Fitzgerald also is closing in on Rice's record for receptions with one team. Fitzgerald, who has spent his entire career with the Cardinals, needs 14 receptions to pass the 1,281 catches Rice had with the San Francisco 49ers.There are numbers that Fitzgerald will talk about with pride, and that's what he's accomplished in the postseason.He has 942 yards receiving in nine postseason games, most of any player in his first nine playoff contests. His three 150-yard playoff receiving games are most in NFL history. His five 100-yard games are tied for third all-time, behind Michael Irvin and Rice. Fitzgerald is tied for third in postseason TD receptions (10), behind John Stallworth and Rice. And Fitzgerald did it in only nine games.Fitzgerald's performance in Arizona's surprise run to the Super Bowl in the 2008 season shattered NFL records for yards receiving (546), receptions (30) and touchdowns (7).In Arizona's divisional game against Green Bay in 2015, Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 176 yards, including the two biggest plays of overtime. He is the only player in NFL history to average at least 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in every postseason game."I think every player wants to be at their best in the biggest moments," Fitzgerald said. "I think my numbers in the playoffs say that I'm a guy who steps up in the bigger moments. I think that's something you look at the greats in history Youth Josh Rosen Jersey , the Jerry Rices and the Michael Jordans and the Kobe Bryants, the Reggie Jacksons of the world, those guys , when their teams needed them the most, they were able to find something to make a difference in the games."But Fitzgerald may never appear in the playoffs again.The Cardinals limp into Kansas City at 2-6 and Fitzgerald repeated Thursday that he hasn't decided whether this is his last season. It's hard to imagine him ever playing for another team.Fitzgerald has been conspicuously absent from the statistics as the Arizona offense sputtered through seven games, leading to the firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. With Byron Leftwich as the new coordinator, Fitzgerald had his best game of the year in the team's 18-15 victory over San Francisco two weekends ago, catching eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, just his second of the season.Notes: S Budda Baker, a critical component of Arizona's defense, did not practice Thursday due to a foot injury. He was not on the injury report Wednesday. He was the only player who did not practice on Thursday.
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