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11/5 Arizona Cardinals news: Following up the loss to the Packers

Today's Cardinals and NFL links to start your day.

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The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Packers and now enter the bye week. They could use a week off. They will still have a couple of practices, though. However, to start your morning, have a look at the links from around the Web dealing with the Cards and the NFL.

Cardinals links:

Loss Could Spark Bye Week Changes
Cardinals fall to Packers, 31-17, as they head into their break

Potter Tackles His Debut
Notebook: Rookie gets first playing time; Gay nabs pick; Schofield injures ankle

Word From the Birds Blog | Packers aftermath
Perfection isn’t an option. Everyone knows that. But that means a couple of mistakes, not many.

Arizona Cardinals’ Ken Whisenhunt needs to alter approach after ugly stretch
Football is an emotional game. Losses turn fans into raving lunatics. Ken Whisenhunt is trying hard not to listen, trying hard to stay on message. But it’s not working.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: ‘Best play’ was recovery
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be the best passer in the NFL, and he threw for four touchdowns against the Cardinals on Sunday. But what might have been his best play in the game came after he handed off. staff blogs - Kent Somers - Post-game spread
Notes, quotes and thoughts after the Cardinals fifth-consecutive loss.

Bad play-calling contributes to Arizona Cardinals' loss -
Sometimes one play is the difference between a win and a loss.

John Skelton's big day comes in a loss for the Cardinals -
For the third time in his brief career Sunday, John Skelton threw for over 300 yards in a game. Unlike the prior two occurrences, however, Skelton's feat came in a Week 9 loss to the Packers.

Crabtree's catch, dropped passes hand Cardinals' their fifth straight loss -
John Skelton and the Arizona Cardinals offense showed tremendous signs of life in the third quarter of Sunday's loss at Lambeau Field.

It's a QB-driven league; Cardinals have proof
As the Cardinals fell victim to another predictable loss on Sunday, we couldn’t keep our eyes and minds from wandering and wondering: What if Peyton Manning had chosen Arizona instead of Denver? What if the Cardinals had a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback instead of an oft-injured starter and a career backup?

NFL links:

NFL Week 9 scores -

NFL Week 9: Steelers surprise, Doug Martin breaks out on a wild Sunday -
Doug Martin ran for 251 yards and four touchdowns, headlining an afternoon of football dominated by the running backs.

Eight is great! Falcons outlast Cowboys to stay perfect -
The Atlanta Falcons won a tight one with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night to stay unbeaten at 8-0.

Redskins Rule and the 2012 Presidential Election -
We break down the "Redskins Rule" which details Presidential Election results when the Redskins win and lose before the election.

Sean Payton's contract reportedly voided by NFL -
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be a free agent in 2013, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.