FTP: Arians watches football as a fan

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had a plan for Monday night.

After the team meetings were over, he was going to go home and turn on the TV. Staring back at him was going to be the "Monday Night Football" game, pitting two teams the Cardinals have lost to, the Seahawks and Saints. But Arians won't watch it with his coaches' glasses on, dissecting the plays and starting to plan.

He'll watch as a fan and enjoy some football with the rest of the country.

“I usually catch the fourth quarter on a Monday game, because we’re working until 9:30 on our game," Arians said. "It’s just being a fan watching the game.”

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Greg Bedard of TheMMQB.com breaks down the two late-game holding calls on Arizona.

Craig Morgan of FoxSportsArizona.com writes about the Valley’s perceived slight by officials.

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about the Cardinals regrouping.