Christmas Day Bird Droppings: No QB news, Peterson talks offense, Beanie and leaving

Christian Petersen

Links to start your Christmas Day

It is Christmas Day, but that doesn't mean you won't be paying attention to the NFL and the Cardinals. Here are some links to start your day.

Cardinals

Patrick Peterson: Offense 'can't give up two touchdowns' - ArizonaSports.com
Patrick Peterson is only two years removed from his college career at LSU, yet the 22-year-old may be the only player on the Arizona Cardinals' 53-man roster with the authority to call out any of his teammates.

Adrian Wilson's career in Arizona may be coming to an end - ArizonaSports.com
If Sunday's game at University of Phoenix Stadium was safety Adrian Wilson's last chance to play in front of Cardinals fans, well, it was unceremoniously ending (28-13 loss to the Chicago Bears) to a wonderful 12-year run.

Whisenhunt not ready to name starting quarterback for Week 17 - ArizonaSports.com
Whisenhunt not ready to name starting quarterback for Week 17

Fitzgerald Finally Reaches 100
Notebook: Wilson, Bethel team for TD; Zastudil breaks NFL record

Beanie Wells Wonders About Future
Running back believes exit from Cardinals "inevitable" after rough season

Time for Arizona Cardinals fans to demand changes
The final home game was a gallery of grotesque. Gargling with kerosene will leave a better taste in your mouth.

Arizona Cardinals’ stink won’t go away without major fixes
If the Cardinals are unable to beat the 49ers in San Francisco in their season finale next week, it will mean a second 5-11 season in three years and an 18-30 total record over that span.

Arizona Cardinals rewind: A look back at the loss to the Chicago Bears
azcentral sports' Kent Somers takes a look back at the Arizona Cardinals' 28-13 loss to the Chicago Bears in NFL Week 16 action in Glendale on Sunday.

NFL:

NFL power rankings, Week 17: Falcons back on top - SBNation.com
Another week, another change atop the power rankings.

Mario Manningham injury update: 49ers WR out for year - SBNation.com
An MRI revealed that Mario Manningham tore both his ACL and PCL against the Seahawks on Sunday. He will miss the rest of the season, including the playoffs.

TAKEAWAYS: You're always allowed to complain about your team - SBNation.com
In this edition of Takeaways, Robert Wheel recaps every game from Week 16 and explains why you are always allowed to complain about your team, even when they've had recent success.

Nothing new about it for Russell Wilson, RGIII and Andrew Luck - SBNation.com
With three first-year quarterbacks helping carry their teams to the playoffs, it's easy to forget these guys haven't actually been here before.

Osi Umenyiora: 'It's been a wonderful ride' with Giants - SBNation.com
After spending nine seasons with the New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora doesn't expect to be back next year.

Former NFL linebacker Joey Porter to be released after arrest - SBNation.com
Joey Porter is expected to be released from custody Monday after paying restitution to a Las Vegas casino.

Mohamed Massaquoi goes on IR, ending poor fantasy season - SBNation.com
The Browns have placed Mohamed Massaquoi on IR, ending his season. We break down the fantasy implications.

Monday Morning Jones: 49ers' Super Bowl odds, DeMarcus Cousins' reputation and Tim Tebow's future - SBNation.com
What looks worse after the weekend -- the 49ers' Super Bowl chances, DeMarcus Cousins' reputation or Tim Tebow's future? Merry Christmas from the Monday Morning Jones.

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano returns to duty, eyes playoff run - SBNation.com
A thankful coach resumed his duties on Monday in Indianapolis.

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