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Arizona Cardinals Lead NFL with 22 Interceptions

December 18th, 2012 at 2:56 PM
By Steve Smith

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Following their three interception effort of Detroit's Matthew Stafford last Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals have vaulted to the top of the pack in the NFL with 22 interceptions, one more than the Chicago Bears.

Not only that but super second-year cornerback Patrick Peterson is tied for second in the league with Stevie Brown of the New York Giants with seven picks each. Tim Jennings of the Chicago Bears leads the NFL with eight interceptions.

Peterson's seven interceptions are the most by a Cardinals player since Kwamie Lassiter had nine in 2001. He has a pick now in four straight games. 

Of course the interception that has Arizona fans talking is Greg Toler's franchise record 102-yard interception return against the Lions. It gave the Red Birds a 31-10 lead in the fourth quarter and set off quite a celebration on the sideline.

Injury Updates

Outside linebacker Quentin Groves  suffered a foot injury during the second half of the Lions game and did not return. His status for this weekend's contest against the Chicago Bears is not known at this time.

Wide receiver Early Doucet (concussion) has still not been cleared yet to play and must go through NFL concussion protocol testing before he can return. He suffered the concussion on Dec. 9 against the Seattle Seahawks.




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