12/26 Arizona Cardinals news: Longtime teammates, no QB decision, the good and bad from Bears game

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Links to start your post-Christmas football reading

'Twas the day after Christmas and there was nothing to do...except get your Cardinals/NFL fix. I have added a section our Bird Droppings including links about the team's next opponent -- in this case, the 49ers. PFF looks back at the Cards/Bears game, Ken Whisenhunt is not going to find relief in the end of the season and three practice squad players have been teammates for a long time.

Cardinals:

ReFo: Bears @ Cardinals, Week 16 | ProFootballFocus.com
Chicago faced playoff elimination with a loss, but in the end, the quality on the field came to the top and Arizona lurched to yet another slumping defeat.

PFF Team of Week 16 | ProFootballFocus.com
Each week we run an eye over every player on every play -- and these are the players who have earned themselves a festive break.

PFF 'Had a Bad Day' Team of Week 16 | ProFootballFocus.com
Nobody likes to put forth less than their best, but every now and then we all do. Here's a look at a few players who will want to put Week 16 behind them.

Whisenhunt: No sense of relief that season is ending - ArizonaSports.com
"Even though it's tough, the competition drives you, wanting to get better and wanting to do things the right way in order to have success," Whisenhunt said Monday. "If you aren't competitive you shouldn't be in here. And if [losing] doesn't bother you, you shouldn't be doing this.

Arizona Every Step Of The Way
Taylor, Robinson, Parker have been teammates locally since high school

The enemy's news:

49ers vs. Seahawks: What, How, Why it Went Wrong - Niners Nation
After Seattle's blow out of San Francisco, we breakdown what went wrong for the 49ers in Week 16.

NFL playoff picture, Week 17: So you're saying there's a chance.... - Niners Nation
We break down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 17.

Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick and different definitions of leadership - Niners Nation
We take a look at the way Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick address the media, and whether or not it matters.

NFL news:

Garrett: Dez Bryant playing with great confidence - NFL.com
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant hasn't let a badly broken finger stop him from still be one of the NFL's most dynamic pass-catchers. Can the Washington Redskins keep him in check?

Joe Vitt a Grinch? 'You're not going to enjoy Christmas' - NFL.com
Christmas in the NFL is a little different. Just ask New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt. While everyone is relaxing, Vitt is working. He's not in the mood to celebrate.

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