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NFL scores Week 5: Cardinals hurt in loss to Broncos; Pats roll; Saints, Cowboys win in OT

Recapping the recaps for the Cardinals, recaps for all the games and other NFL news

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The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Denver Broncos. There were other games, too. For today's "Bird Droppings," we have a bunch of recaps for the Cardinals game, plus the recaps for the rest of the games from Sunday.

Recapping the recaps for Cards/Broncos:

Cardinals Blogs | Broncos aftermath
We’ll see how easily the Cards can put this in the rear view. And who, exactly, they have to use against the Redskins.

Game Day Social: Cardinals at Broncos

Social media chatter for the Week 5 matchup

Cardinals Beat, Beat Up In Denver

Campbell, Stanton could be lost as Manning throws for 479 in 41-20 Broncos' win

Denver Broncos run away from banged-up Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals didn't view Sunday's game against the Broncos as do or die, so, emotionally, they can cope with the 41-20 loss at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Rapid Reaction: Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

A few thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 41-20 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Broncos Cardinals final score: Peyton Manning, Broncos break records, beat Cardinals 41-20 - Mile High Report

Peyton Manning threw his 500th career touchdown pass, then threw three more in the Broncos' 41-20 win over the Cardinals Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos: Full Report Card Grades for Arizona | Bleacher Report

After being shocked to the tune of 41-20, it's time to lick the wounds and recover quickly before next week.

Manning, Broncos too much for depleated Cardinals | FOX Sports

Manning joined Brett Favre in the NFL's most exclusive of clubs with his 500th touchdown toss Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Arizona Cardinals their first loss, 41-20.

Record-setting games by Manning, Thomas doom Arizona Cardinals: By The Numbers

The story of the Arizona Cardinals' first loss of the 2014 NFL season was told by three men named Thomas.

Sunday's other NFL games:

Panthers 31, Bears 24 Recap: Cardiac Cats are Back - Cat Scratch Reader

If you almost had a heart attack, then you should get checked out. But if you were a Panthers fan that watched the Cardiac Cats come from behind and win 31-24, then your heart rate increase was normal.

Houston Texans @ Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys Win A Close One 20-17 In Overtime - Blogging The Boys

It went down to the wire and a little beyond, but the Dallas Cowboys squeezed out a victory over the Houston Texans.

Bills-Lions final score: Buffalo scrapes out 17-14 win in Detroit - Buffalo Rumblings

Kyle Orton was just efficient enough, and the Buffalo Bills' defense was just disruptive enough, to eke out an ugly 17-14 road win over the Detroit Lions in Week 5.

Final Score: Colts 20, Ravens 13 - Stampede Blue

The Indianapolis Colts improved to 3-2 on the year with a hard fought 20-13 home win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Steelers vs. Jaguars final score: Pittsburgh gets pick-six from Brice McCain, down Jacksonville 17-9 - Behind the Steel Curtain

The Steelers faced a tough Jaguars defense, and held on to win 17-9 in Week 5.

Saints vs. Buccaneers Final Score: New Orleans Beats Tampa Bay 37-31 in OT with a Khiry Robinson TD - Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints improve to 2-3 after coming from behind to beat the Buccaneers 37-31 in overtime from a Khiry Robinson touchdown run.

Giants-Falcons Final Score: Giants rally for 30-20 victory - Big Blue View

Giants over .500 for first time since 2012 after Beckham, Williams help team rally

Eagles vs. Rams Final Score: Philadelphia holds on to beat St. Louis, 34-28 - Bleeding Green Nation

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, 34-28. The Eagles moved to 4-1 on the 2014 NFL Season. Read on for a drive-by-drive recap of the game.

Instant Recap: Browns Complete Comeback, Stun Titans 29-28 - Dawgs By Nature

The Browns went on a 26-0 run to end the game, with the final, go-ahead score being a 6-yard touchdown pass from QB Brian Hoyer to WR Travis Benjamin with 1:09 to play in the game.

Chargers-Jets final score: San Diego Chargers dominate New York Jets 31-0 - Bolts From The Blue

Despite still missing about half the team to injury, the San Diego Chargers handily trounced the New York Jets this afternoon.

49ers-Chiefs final score: Frank Gore, Phil Dawson lead the way - Niners Nation

The San Francisco 49ers took home the big win in Week 5, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17. We take a look at some of the keys from the victory.

Patriots vs. Bengals Final Score: 5 Things we Learned from New England's 43-17 Win - Pats Pulpit

Five things we learned from the Patriots 43-17 blowout win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Other news from around the NFL:

Raiders owner 'enamored' with hiring Jon Gruden, per report -

Jon Gruden was traded by the Oakland Raiders in 2002, but owner Mark Davis is smitten with the idea of a reunion.

Randy Moss says Jim Harbaugh treated 49ers players 'like college kids' -

The former wide receiver played under Harbaugh for his final season.

Jim Harbaugh won't coach 49ers next season even if they win the Super Bowl, per report -

Don't expect the "Jim Harbaugh is discontent" rumors to subside any time soon.

NFL bans players from wearing Beats headphones on camera -

NFL players can no longer wear Beats headphones on camera due to the league's contract with another audio giant, Bose.

Tom Brady 'uncomfortable' with Patriots personnel changes, according to report -

An ESPN report describes tension between the Patriots and their franchise quarterback, whose tenure as the starter could end "sooner than later."

Peyton Manning throws 500th career passing touchdown -

Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only players in NFL history to reach 500 passing touchdowns.

Bruce Arians calls chop block on Calais Campbell the 'dirtiest play' he's ever seen -

The Cardinals were not happy about the play that took out their all-world defensive lineman.

Tom Brady eclipses 50,000 career passing yards -

Touchdown Tom is reaching milestones again.