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Latest Stories Peter King: Giants learned a long time ago of Eli Manning's toughness, poiseupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 18:03:00

The week-after-the-Big-One column is heavy on the Giants, as it should be. And I'd be remiss if I didn't touch on the greatest Anthem I've ever heard at a game -- the late Whitney Houston's, 21 years ago. I'll get to other things around the NFL, too, but I still find so many things fascinating about the rise of Eli Manning, and the rise of this cornerstone franchise with him. Richard Rothschild: Grading all 45 Super Bowlsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 12:55:00

Like an underachieving student who needs time to register academic success, the Super Bowl took a few decades before establishing itself as a sporting event that was as much about achievement as it was hype.

Warner: 'Something has to change'updated: Wed Dec 08 2010 09:10:00

Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the league and players' attitudes on concussions.

Warner: Playing through concussion 'part of the game'updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 15:44:00

Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner knows how it feels when a 250-pound defender is charging after him on the playing field. He knows the frenzied scramble, the attempt to evade a defender. Warner also knows, when none of that works, how it feels to have 250 pounds of flesh crushing him. Kurt Warner retired from the NFL on his own termsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 11:17:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. Kurt Warner Calls Dancing Elimination 'Unfair'updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:09:00

"We should have gotten better scores than we did," the football hall-of-famer tells PEOPLE SPOILER: Did Bristol Palin Survive Another Week of Dancing?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 11:08:00

Or does Kurt Warner get the boot? Click here to find out Dancing with the Stars: Jennifer Grey Is Back on Topupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 13:30:00

The actress returns to the top of the leader board, tying with frontrunner Brandy Peter King: Game Plan:Cardinals may have the next Kurt Warner in Max Hallupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 14:18:00

Sometime around 1 p.m. this afternoon, Phoenix time, two quarterbacks will meet at the Arizona Cardinals' training facility. Kurt Warner, doing color for the Saints-Cardinals game on Sunday in a delicious bit of TV gerrymandering, will stand and shake hands with the man he used to be. And Max Hall, probably, will blush a little bit. Audrina and Tony Take Top Spot Monday Nightupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 14:28:00

Plus: What you didn't see on last night's Dancing with the Stars Jim Trotter: 2010 NFC West Division Previewupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 12:16:00

For's complete previews of the other seven NFL divisions, click here. Peter King: How loss of Rice affects Vikings; mailbagupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 11:50:00

Scattershooting around the NFL today, starting with an injury that's going to have a major impact on the NFC North race: Peter King: Expert disputes Cushing's theory; mailbagupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 17:10:00

In my Monday column, I told you that Houston linebacker Brian Cushing and the owner of the Texans, Bob McNair, would be asking the league to reduce or erase the four-game suspension for a positive performance-enhancing drug test based on a defense that Cushing tested positive for elevated levels of hCG because of overtrained athlete syndrome. Jim Trotter: Cardinals expect to rely on run more in 2010updated: Fri May 21 2010 12:56:00

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has a different look this year. After a recent attempt to line his own hair turned out poorly, the former Ohio State star decided it was better to start from scratch. So he grabbed a razor, some shaving cream and went to work. Peter King: Jets take good risk on Cromartie; mailbagupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 12:56:00

Three Things I Think I Think on this fine Tuesday: Don Banks: Leinart's career deserves fresh perspectiveupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 15:07:00

Now that Kurt Warner has made the call and thrown his last NFL touchdown pass with pinpoint accuracy, what do we know about the Arizona Cardinals once again being Matt Leinart's team, other than that's what it says right here? Peter King: Divisional weekend lacked drama, not poignancyupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 12:43:00

SAN DIEGO -- Poignant weekend in a lot of ways, with the Canton-great careers of Kurt Warner and Ed Reed maybe coming to an end with bad losses, with the ageless Brett Favre Blanda-ing his way to the NFC Championship game, and with the most accurate kicker in NFL history taking the apple not once but twice in a crushing three-point loss to this year's Cinderella. And tragically poignant in a life unfulfilled, with the stunning death of a good man, Chicago defensive end Gaines Adams. Kerry J. Byrne: NFC Playoffs Report Card: Saints-Cardinalsupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 20:49:00

Grading out the performances from the Saints' 45-14 rout of the Cards in the NFC Divsional Playoffs ... Lee Jenkins: Playoff breakdown: Cardinals-Saintsupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 15:03:00

Breaking down the NFC divisional matchup, Cardinals at Saints, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, Fox Don Banks: Five-TD playoff game is nothing new for Warnerupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 13:14:00

Watching Kurt Warner dissect Green Bay's No. 2 ranked defense in Sunday's record-breaking shootout, it struck me that 10 years ago this very month we first witnessed Warner on a national stage, putting on the kind of virtuoso performance that finished off the Packers. Peter King: Game of the season caps wild-card weekendupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 16:44:00

The game of the season came when football fans needed it, because face it: There's more suspense in a three-game Marlins-Nationals series than there was in the first three games of wild-card weekend. Don Banks: In record shootout, Cards' defense has the final sayupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 02:32:00

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- So much to chew on from one of the greatest NFL games -- playoffs or otherwise -- ever played. In honor of this epic game, we're going into the shotgun formation to try to cover as many angles of this instant classic as possible ... Jeff Ritter: NFC wild-card round grades: Cardinals-Packersupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 23:36:00

Catching our breath and grading out the performances during the Cardinals 51-45 overtime win in the highest-scoring game in NFL playoff history, and the finale to wild-card weekend ... Jim Trotter: Breaking down Packers-Cardinalsupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 12:59:00

Breaking down the NFC wild-card battle, Packers at Cardinals, Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET, Fox Don Banks: Warner-led Cardinals storm back into NFC pictureupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 08:43:00

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Did you notice that on a day when the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers might have all but snuffed out any dreams they had of getting back to the game's grandest stage, dropping their fourth in a row to sink to .500, it was actually last February's Super Bowl loser that forcefully announced its intentions to return? Peter King: Warner sees light on head injuries; 10 things to watchupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 09:28:00

Kurt Warner knew, as he walked to see the Arizona Cardinals team medics last Sunday morning in Nashville, that playing against the Titans was not up to them. It was up to him. His words would determine whether he'd go out on the field with his sore neck and an odd, sharp sensitivity to light. Peter King: NFL should be happy with 16-game schedule; mailupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 12:54:00

Happy Thanksgiving Week, all. Our family will celebrate in Seattle with both daughters (hooray!), and I hope all of you have a good time eating, watching football, and giving thanks for having such a wonderful NFL columnist in your lives. You know, me. Whisenhunt: Warner seems okay after blow to headupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 16:59:00

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt says he had a long talk with Kurt Warner on the flight home, and the quarterback was "very upbeat and alert" following a blow to the head in Sunday's' victory over St. Louis. Ross Tucker: Week 7 Viewer's Guide, mailbagupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 13:12:00

My weekly look at key matchups and storylines to watch in one game at each time slot. (All times Eastern). Peter King: Getting Vick's life right is priority No. 1 for Dungyupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 12:56:00

What Tony Dungy is about to do with Michael Vick is no different from what Dungy has been doing with Vick for months. Nothing more formal, nothing more official, no forms to fill out, and no big-brother-NFL looking over his shoulder as the retired coach formally becomes the conditionally reinstated quarterback's mentor. Jim Trotter: Pursuit of Warner made no sense for 49ersupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 11:30:00

As he made his way through the 49ers' training complex Monday, free-agent quarterback Kurt Warner told a member of the organization that his heart was a two-hour plane ride away in Phoenix. The admission didn't come as a surprise. Even before Warner boarded a private jet for the ride from Arizona to Northern California, the football world knew he wanted to re-sign with the Cardinals, who won the NFC West and nearly upset the Steelers in the Super Bowl. Bucky Brooks: The Top 25 Free Agents of 2009updated: Mon Mar 02 2009 08:33:00

The 2009 season officially began Friday at 12:01 a.m. when free agency opened. What follows is a rundown of the 25 best available free agents. This list was compiled through a series of conversations with scouts and through game-tape evaluations. Peter King: Explaining the Warner review; more mailbagupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 16:17:00

Wow. What a Super Bowl to take in. What an amazing game, and yes, I still say it's the best ever ... but let's examine the quality of the officiating, the quality of the game and then Ben Roethlisberger's performance for the ages: Arash Markazi: Emotional swing leaves mark on Cardinalsupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 00:49:00

TAMPA -- Kurt Warner has been here before. He has been on the losing side and on the winning end of a Super Bowl decided in the final seconds. Don Banks: What lies ahead for Steelers, Cardinals in 2009updated: Mon Feb 02 2009 16:08:00

TAMPA -- Fresh off a win that featured, at the very least, the most compelling fourth quarter in Super Bowl history, and earned them an NFL-record sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in pretty solid position to keep the good times rolling. Jim Trotter: Steelers survive Cards' rally for sixth Super Bowl titleupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 13:52:00

TAMPA -- Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes caught a six-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds to play to give the Steelers a thrilling 27-23 victory over the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium. Super Bowl Report Card: Cardinalsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 09:28:00

TAMPA -- Grading out the Cardinals during their 27-23 Super Bowl loss to the Steelers. Ross Tucker: Super Bowl Report Card: Steelersupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 09:21:00

Grading out the Steelers during their 27-23 Super Bowl win over the Cardinals (Recap | Box Score) ... Don Banks: Super Bowl XLIII Snap Judgmentsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 09:07:00

TAMPA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we struggle to digest the roller coaster and historic ride that Super Bowl XLIII was in Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night... Arash Markazi: Leinart still confident he can be starting QBupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 18:02:00

TAMPA -- Matt Leinart's still got it. That much was apparent as Maria Menounos patiently waited 10 minutes behind the Arizona Cardinals quarterback, waiting to talk to him while he was doing a radio interview at Super Bowl media day. Don Banks: Super Bowl XLIII Media Day Snap Judgmentsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 17:59:00

TAMPA -- You are Matt Leinart, and just as everyone expected almost from day one, you're in the Super Bowl in just your third season with the Arizona Cardinals, the team that selected you in the top 10 of the 2006 NFL Draft. CHFF: Why Warner is better QB than Peyton Manningupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 07:19:00

Kurt Warner did more than lift the historically dysfunctional Cardinals franchise into its first Super Bowl on Sunday. He also lifted himself past the Chosen One, Peyton Manning, to right behind Tom Brady on the list of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today. Peter King: Big Ben back on big stage; more MMQB Mailupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 14:39:00

PITTSBURGH -- The last time I saw Ben Roethlisberger in a Super Bowl locker room, he was sitting at the chair in front of his locker, leaning over, looking at the floor. This was one down dude ... and he'd just won the biggest game of his life. Ross Tucker: NFC Championship report card: Eagles-Cardinalsupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 09:58:00

Grading out the performances during the Cardinals' 32-25 NFC Championship win (Recap | Box) over the Eagles on Sunday. Don Banks: Snap Judgments: Championship Sundayupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 09:55:00

PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional championship Sunday insight as we wrap our mind around the Super Bowl XLIII pairing for the first time amid the confetti shower that has descended upon Heinz Field.... Lee Jenkins: Cardinals another Cinderella storyupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 08:23:00

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In the clubhouse at Tropicana Field hangs a jersey that looks completely out of place. Tropicana Field is a baseball stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Rays, and the jersey is authentic Arizona Cardinals. Manager Joe Maddon keeps it framed on a wall in his office, in part because he roots for the Cardinals, and in part because he identifies with them. Don Banks: Five subplots for Eagles-Cardinalsupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 11:53:00

The upstart Cardinals host the surprising Eagles on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in a game that absolutely no one saw coming. Here are five subplots for the most unlikely NFC championship game ever: Adam Duerson: NFC Championship Breakdownupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 12:36:00

Breaking down Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals NFC championship game (3 p.m., Fox)... Adam Duerson: Game of the Week: Giants at Cardinalsupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 10:21:00

Breaking down Sunday's New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals game (4:15 p.m., Eastern, Fox) ... Don Banks: Don't forget Brees in race for MVPupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 14:12:00

For at least three or four weeks now, there has been a building consensus throughout the NFL that 37-year-old Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is the leader in the clubhouse in terms of the league's MVP race. Peter King: Warner, Cards in driver's seat for MVP, playoffsupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 21:08:00

I'll get to the 49ers' clock management in a moment -- wow ... it was almost a fireable offense, blowing 22 vital seconds in the final minute figuring out which subs to have on the field -- but three quick points to make first on Monday night's spellbinding, weird, all-but-division-clinching 29-24 Arizona win over San Francisco: CHFF: Warner is the clear choice for NFL MVPupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 17:05:00

Consider Kurt Warner a born-again MVP candidate. Bucky Brooks: Fisher leads race for Coach of the Yearupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 16:59:00

After watching the Titans roll to a surprising 8-0 start, it's impossible to ignore the tremendous coaching job being done by Jeff Fisher and his staff. The 15-year veteran has his team atop the AFC South with a four-game lead, sitting in great position to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Bucky Brooks: Fletchers enters Defensive POY discussionupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 16:27:00

Who says that size matters? That phrase certainly doesn't apply to Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, who has been one of the NFL's top tacklers throughout his 11-year career. Bucky Brooks: Cards' Warner enters MVP discussionupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 15:11:00

Not often does a 37-year old player get a chance to ride off into the sunset on the heels of a great season, but if Kurt Warner decides to hang up the cleats after this season, he may walk away clutching an MVP award as well. Ross Tucker: Steelers fans are best in the NFLupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 11:53:00

The news out of Jacksonville Monday morning that approximately 25 percent of the fans for Sunday night's Steelers-Jags contest were waving yellow Terrible Towels came as no surprise to me. The Steelers have the most dominant fan base in the National Football League and their ability to consistently travel, en masse, and infest other team's stadiums gives the Steelers a competitive advantage that no other franchise can claim. Don Banks: Snap Judgments for Week 4updated: Mon Sep 29 2008 01:56:00

Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in a Week 4 that turned into a veritable points-palooza in so many NFL locales (six of Sunday's early eight games saw the winner score 30 points or more) ... Michael Lombardi: Hochuli, Chiefs disappoint; Manning comes throughupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 13:41:00

Every Monday,'s Michael Lombardi will hand out five letter grades to deserving NFL parties... CHFF: Warner's perfect day has Cards thinking bigupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 10:24:00

Any remaining doubts about who should be starting in Arizona were steamrolled in a blitzkrieg assault Sunday as Kurt Warner shredded the dreadful Dolphins defense as if it were cabbage about to become sauerkraut. Don Banks: Brady probably playing hurtupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 14:55:00

Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we count down the hours until the NFL's regular-season opening kickoff on Thursday night in Giants Stadium..... CHFF: A look at what records may fall in 2008updated: Mon Jul 21 2008 12:03:00

The Cold, Hard Football Facts copy of the 2007 NFL Record & Fact Book was so tattered and abused that we confused it with Dan Marino's playoff legacy. Tim Layden: Equal opportunity communication in NFLupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 15:18:00

Forty seconds. Not much time. Barely longer than the shortest of television commercials that you buzz through with your DVR. Count it off: One, two, three.... You get to 40 in a blink. Don Banks: Manning's mediocrity, questioning Gibbs, Jags, moreupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 21:18:00

FOXBORO, Mass. - Musings, observations and the occasional insight on Week 12's storylines, as we await the latest Patriots-palooza of points at Gillette Stadium ... Reuben Frank: Warner will put up big numbers if Cards protect himupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 12:57:00

Kurt Warner is now 36 -- six years and two teams removed from his last full season as a starting quarterback. It's been almost a decade since he emerged out of the ether as a league MVP and Super Bowl winner, and although he's no longer the greatest quarterback in football, he just might be the greatest backup. Don Banks: Analysis of each Week 5 gameupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 21:58:00

Quarterback issues. They're everywhere in the NFL. Injuries and ineffectiveness in Week 5 gave us a whole new set of topics to sink our teeth into. To wit: Two QBs better than one in Arizonaupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 14:12:00

It's hard not to be intrigued with the little twist the Arizona Cardinals are putting on their two-back offense this season. Two quarterbacks, that is. Peter King: Cards' Leinart has to put winning ahead of all elseupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 16:40:00

I want to begin my Tuesday morning by thanking Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt for debunking the biggest myth in all of football: that you can't replace your starting quarterback for three or four series during a game because you'll ruin his psyche. Bucky Brooks: Scouting key players, units from Week 4updated: Sun Sep 30 2007 21:54:00

Trent Edwards, QB, Buffalo: The rookie enjoyed an outstanding debut against the Jets. He completed 22 of 28 passes for 234 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Though those numbers aren't staggering, the poise and efficiency Edwards displayed during his first start was impressive. Edwards may give the Bills a brighter future than J.P. Losman. Bucky Brooks: Strategic keys to each Week 3 victoryupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 22:25:00

• Mike McCarthy turned to Brett Favre to attack the Chargers' secondary with an assortment of underneath crossing routes. Favre continued to make smart decisions and didn't turn the ball over on the way to an outstanding performance. After entering the season with only one proven skill player (Donald Driver) on offense, the Packers have been able to run out to a 3-0 start by using a high-percentage passing game featuring shorter routes. Rams: The Greatestupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 04:24:00

This story originally appeared in the Feb. 7, 2000 issue of Sports Illustrated. Readers rip awayupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 08:44:00

The stars have come out today. Two friends in the business check in with observations I thought I'd pass along -- the first from NFL Network host Rich Eisen about the frustration of some readers not being able to get the network on their cable systems. And Rick Gosselin, the draft maven who writes about the league so well for the Dallas Morning News. I'll let them start, and then move on with your e-mails:

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