Warner Taking Care of Business and Football

Quarterback Kurt Warner's biggest improvement this year has been in taking care of the ball, but he has slipped in that area over the past three games. Warner has five interceptions and two fumbles during that time, but the Cardinals won two of those games. But Warner knows he needs to do a better job as the last month of the season begins.

Overall, Kurt Warner has been reliable with the ball in his hands this year. He has 11 interceptions and six fumbles, not startling totals considering Warner has dropped back to pass 491 times this year.

The fumble total is a little high, but three of those came in one game, a blowout loss to the Jets.

When Warner has turnover problems, it usually happens early in games. Against the Jets, his turnovers contributed to a 34-0 halftime deficit. Against the Eagles last week, Warner was intercepted on the first two series.

The Eagles capitalized and the Cardinals trailed, 21-0, after running only 11 plays.

PLAYER/PERSONNEL NOTES

--CB Rod Hood has practiced all week after missing most of the past two games with a rib injury. He's expected to start on Sunday.

--OLB Clark Haggans practiced Thursday after missing two games with a sprained foot. He likely will be able to play on Sunday.

--SS Adrian Wilson loves to play the Rams. In his last five games against them, he has four sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

--CB Ralph Brown will remain the team's nickel corner ahead of Eric Green. Green started the first eight games of the season but is now fourth on the depth chart behind Brown and starters Rod Hood and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

--RB Tim Hightower will continue to start even though he's gained only 85 yards on 42 carries over the past four games.


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