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It is Week 5 of the NFL season. The Arizona Cardinals play the Denver Broncos, and a bunch of other teams play, too. Our morning links are a bunch of game previews to get ready for the Sunday slate of games.


Wired: Darnell Dockett vs San Francisco
Listen in to Darnell Dockett motivating his team from the sidelines during the win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Broncos Game Not Make Or Break For Cards

Trip to Denver important for Bruce Arians' team but Cardinals won't overvalue it

Arizona Cardinals face another top team, but not a 'statement' game

The Cardinals' 3-0 record includes a victory against their nemesis, the 49ers, and another at the Giants in a game that kicked off at 10 a.m., Phoenix time. And including the Chargers, those three opponents are undefeated since playing the Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos: Plenty of respect, but no fear of Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is good. Damn good. A legend, in fact.

Huge weekend: Arizona Cardinals try to remain on the stage against Denver Broncos

The Cardinals are already on the stage as one of two remaining unbeaten teams, but this is the opportunity to get the nation to flood the theater to see the Cardinals on stage. Here's what I hope to see for the Cards to be 4-0:

NFL news -- non-previews:

The Chargers' secrets revealed -

San Diego's offense is one of the most effective and creative units in the NFL right now. Retired NFL player Stephen White sees a team capable of confounding even the best defenses in the league.

DeMarco Murray makes the Cowboys worth watching -

The Dallas Cowboys rode DeMarco Murray and a more balanced offensive approach to a 3-1 start. Can the Cowboys keep winning like this?

Steve Smith brings the blood and guts -

Few things are more fun than watching Ravens firebrand receiver Steve Smith ball out on the field, especially when his play matches up with his mouth.

EJ Manuel and the fate of benched first-round quarterbacks -

The Bills are cutting ties with EJ Manuel just 14 starts into his career. That's fast, but it's far from the fastest hook in NFL history.

Blame Teddy Bridgewater -

It makes you long for the days of Vikings QBs who could play through pain like Brett Favre and Sean Salisbury.

Rob Bironas had .218 BAC on night of fatal crash, according to report -

Rob Bironas was heavily intoxicated during the night of his fatal crash, according to a toxicology report released Friday evening.

Jairus Byrd placed on IR with torn meniscus -

The biggest signee of free agency is done for the year after suffering an injury in practice Thursday.

Week 5 previews:

Bears Vs Panthers: Six-Pack Keys to Victory - Windy City Gridiron

The Bears need a win against the Panthers on Sunday to get to 3-2. How can they get there? Our six keys to a Bears victory are here.

Panthers vs. Bears: Key Matchups - Cat Scratch Reader

Following two dreadful losses, the Panthers will host the Bears and their high powered offense. The Bears also have their fair share of weaknesses and injuries, but at this point its a stretch to say any game is a "should win" for the Panthers.

Cowboys vs. Texans: Five Questions With Battle Red Blog - Blogging The Boys

The Cowboys and the Texans will be hooking up this weekend so we check in with a Texans' blog for some answers about the game.

Three And Out: Useless Predictions For Texans-Cowboys - Battle Red Blog

State pride for the next four years is at stake when the 3-1 Houston Texans take on the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys in Arlington on Sunday. Which team will claim The Governor's Cup? One Texans fan makes his predictions about the game.

Bills vs. Lions, NFL Week 5: video preview with Pride of Detroit - Buffalo Rumblings

Jerry Mallory from Pride of Detroit stops by this week to to preview the Detroit Lions, this week's Buffalo Bills opponent.

Previewing Lions vs. Bills - Pride Of Detroit

Jerry Mallory chats with Buffalo Rumblings' Matt Warren to preview Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills.

Ravens matchups to watch vs. the Colts - Baltimore Beatdown

Things to look for during Sunday's game.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview - Stampede Blue

The Indianapolis Colts (2-2) host the Baltimore Ravens (3-1) on Sunday. Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson previews the matchup and gets you ready for the game, plus gives his prediction.

Steelers vs. Jaguars: Pittsburgh's Most Dangerous Player in Week 5 is Antonio Brown - Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers wide receiver is on a pace to break the franchise's individual receptions and receiving yards records. His pace will likely stretch even further, as the Steelers take on the pass defense-challenged Jaguars in Week 5.

Jaguars vs. Chargers: Everything you need to know - Big Cat Country

Here's all you need to know about the Jacksonville Jaguars matchup with the San Diego Chargers.

Buccaneers vs. Saints: Key Matchups for Tampa Bay on Offense - Bucs Nation

How do Glennon and company match the Saints point-for-point this weekend?

Saints vs. Bucs Week 5 Preview Infographic - Canal Street Chronicles

Falcons vs. Giants 2014: Four Matchups That Matter In Week 5 - The Falcoholic

Two .500 teams battle for a win in New Jersey, and we have the matchups that are likely to impact the outcome.

Giants vs. Falcons 2014: Giants looking for third straight victory - Big Blue View

Stay with us for your complete coverage as the Giants face the Atlanta Falcons this week.

Rams to face Eagles after bye week - Turf Show Times

The Rams' next eight games are a brutal stretch against quality opponents. This is where the rubber meets the road.

Eagles-Rams preview: Frauds or legitimate contenders? - Bleeding Green Nation

Mike Kaye and Dan Klausner preview the Week 5 matchup between the Eagles and Rams.

Browns vs. Titans: NFL Week 5 Preview and Prediction - Dawgs By Nature

This week, the Cleveland Browns take on the Tennessee Titans. Can the Browns improve to 2-2 after having the bye week to reflect upon their defensive and special teams struggles? Our position-by-position evaluation and game prediction are below.

Tennessee Titans vs Cleveland Browns 2014: Comprehensive Preview - Music City Miracles

An in-depth look at the Titans week 5 match-up.

Jets @ Chargers: Five Bold Predictions - Gang Green Nation

Bold is beautiful.

Jets @ Chargers: Everything You Need to Know - Bolts From The Blue

Your best source for quality San Diego Chargers news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers 2014 - Arrowhead Pride

Your best source for quality Kansas City Chiefs news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

49ers vs. Chiefs: 5 questions with Arrowhead Pride - Niners Nation

We chatted with Arrowhead Pride about the Kansas City Chiefs. They answered some questions about Alex Smith, their defensive strengths and weaknesses, and what to make of the Chiefs through Week 4.

Week 5: Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots - Cincy Jungle

Your best source for quality Cincinnati Bengals news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Week 5 Patriots vs Bengals: 5 Points For the Game - Pats Pulpit

Five reasons the Patriots have a chance to beat the Bengals

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